Released 35 years ago, ’80/81′ comfortably visits “out” material and more straight ahead jazz, with a healthy introduction to Pat Metheny’s idea of “folk jazz.”
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Here is a reflection on free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman and his wonderful 1985 encounter with Pat Metheny, ‘Song X.”
There were technical things that made Ornette Coleman’s work great. But stressing that gives away the one thing that really mattered: Its freedom.
I wonder what Ornette thinks of this stuff?
Some think Metheny is joking around, that he couldn’t possibly like “all of this noise.”
Sometimes, it’s all about Ornette. On the whole, 80/81 comfortably visits “out” material and more straight ahead jazz, with a healthy introduction to Pat’s idea of “folk jazz.” Some of the glue that holds all of this together is the influence of Ornette Coleman.
John Lurie is a musician, a composer, an accomplished painter, and an actor. For good measure, toss in raconteur and all-around Internet wise guy.
This is part two of Sammy Stein’s comprehensive look into the genesis of the rangy improvisational genre of music that eventually became known as free jazz. [Click here for Part 1.]
When I approached my contacts in the music industry with the idea of a series of articles attempting to look at the development of free jazz, many jumped at the chance to offer their thoughts and ideas.
Bright Size Life concludes with Pat finally tipping his hand on his love for Ornette Coleman.