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(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Open” (1980)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Open” (1980)

There are many reasons to look wistfully back at this ensemble, thinking of how great it would have been to see them perform live. That list is tops out with “Open.”

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “80/81 ” (1980)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “80/81 ” (1980)

Even though Bright Size Life contains a lot of elements of traditional jazz, it wasn’t until Metheny brought saxophones to the mix that it felt as though his version of the tradition was being presented.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Two Folk Songs” (1980)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Two Folk Songs” (1980)

I have to admit that intellectually, I was not prepared for 80/81. I had not yet listened to enough jazz music. American Garage, First Circle, Kind of Blue and Weather Report’s 8:30 rounded out nearly my entire listening discography. It just wasn’t enough. And even when I finally took the deep dive, the enormity of this body of music wasRead More

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Round Trip / Broadway Blues” (1976)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Round Trip / Broadway Blues” (1976)

Bright Size Life concludes with Pat finally tipping his hand on his love for Ornette Coleman.

Half Notes: Keith Jarrett – Bop-be (1977)

The time will come when architects and engineers will be summoned to my house to shore up the floor beneath my Keith Jarrett collection. Not yet though. A favorite items is my sealed copy of Bop-Be, a session covering the music of Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Dewey Redman and Alec Wilder. The cast includes Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian.Read More

Randy Weston – The Spirits of Our Ancestors (1992)

Randy Weston – The Spirits of Our Ancestors (1992)

NICK DERISO: “The Spirits of Our Ancestors,” pianist Randy Weston’s vibrant exploration of the African roots within jazz, remains a rapturous delight in any language. Legends Dizzy Gillespie, Idris Muhammad, longtime Basie sideman Benny Powell and Pharoah Sanders appear, while groundbreaking trombonist Melba Liston — then working for the first time with Weston since suffering a stroke in the mid-1980sRead More

Quickies: Bennie Maupin, Porcupine Tree, Dewey Redman

by Pico This version of Quickies focuses on new rock and old jazz. One thing they have in common: it’s all good. >Bennie Maupin The Jewel In The Lotus Multi-reedist Bennie Maupin first made his mark contributing that bad-assed bass clarinet to Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and then joined Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi space-funk fusion group, staying on with Herbie toRead More

Joshua Redman – Wish (1993)

by Nick DeRiso To me, Redman is one of the more impressive young tenor players in recent memory. His first record, a 1993 self-titled release, was a wonder.

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