Pat Metheny Group
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 14.4 x 12.7 x 0.99 cm; 96.1 g
- メーカー : Ecm Records
- EAN : 0042282559326
- 商品モデル番号 : 2001867
- オリジナル盤発売日 : 2000
- レーベル : Ecm Records
- ASIN : B0000261NL
- ディスク枚数 : 1
Having crisscrossed America to the tune of 250 to 300 one-nighters a year while getting their sound and repertoire together, the Pat Metheny Group struck gold with this self-titled jazz-fusion classic in 1978. All the familiar components that have defined their evolution over the last 20 years are in place on Pat Metheny Group: the leader's dark, reverberant electric guitar sound and graceful acoustic colorations; pianist Mays's blend of Presbyterian hymnbook major-chord hosannas, Bill Evans-styled minor mystery, and orchestral synthesizer effects; the rolling, cymbal-inflected groove of Dan Gottlieb; and the Jaco Pastorious-influenced melodic bass lines of Mark Egan. On "San Lorenzo" and "Phase Dance" the band defined their anthemic blend of electric jazz, progressive rock, and roots Americana, while the countrylike intro to "Jaco," the sublime acoustic romance of "April Wind" and the brisk jazz samba changes of "Lone Jack" (with the leader's jaunty, lightly echoed melodic lead) speak to Metheny's interest in a wide range of source material--with a commitment to both extended forms and the art of improvisation. --Chip Stern
I bought this as a result of the previous review and have yet to stop listening to it. The landscapes of 'San Lorenzo' remind me of the instrumentals on Van Morrison's 'Beautiful Vision' - lustrous and evocative.
There is something quite gorgeous about this whole album. It is hypnotic and beautiful with quite amazing phrasing from Metheny and Mays. Music to get totally lost in.
There are so many exquisite 'moments' - a few bars here and there which are heart-stopping - and an overall life affirming feel that makes you glad to be breathing.