Post Tagged with: "Pat Metheny Group"

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Offramp” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Offramp” (1981)

Some think Metheny is joking around, that he couldn’t possibly like “all of this noise.”

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Au Lait” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Au Lait” (1981)

Each song on ‘Offramp’ is so different from the next, and yet it all hangs together.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Are You Going With Me?” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Are You Going With Me?” (1981)

This song has become The Anthem at live shows.

Mark Egan – About Now (2014)

Mark Egan again hooks up with former Pat Metheny Group bandmate Danny Gottlieb.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Barcarole” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Barcarole” (1981)

I had a guitar player friend who, when the topic of Pat Metheny came up, would say that he bought a copy of Offramp when it first came out, but didn’t like it all that much because he could never figure out when Metheny was playing the guitar.

On Second Thought: The Nels Cline Singers – Macroscope (2014)

On Second Thought: The Nels Cline Singers – Macroscope (2014)

When Wilco released the Ashes of American Flags DVD for Record Store Day in 2009, I finally “got” it.

The Friday Morning Listen: – Pat Metheny Group – American Garage (1979)

So a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about Neil Young’s new Pono music system.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Hermitage” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Hermitage” (1979)

For many years, I longed for those early Pat Metheny concerts, when “Phase Dance” was always played. OK, I still do, but there have been a few instances where the song has popped up

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “New Chautauqua” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “New Chautauqua” (1979)

Released in 1979, New Chautauqua is by far my favorite Pat Metheny solo record. OK, sure…there haven’t been that many Metheny solo records.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny Group, “The Epic” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny Group, “The Epic” (1979)

From the shades of Weather Report in its opening tumble of descending chords to the inspired solo passages to the explosive ending, “The Epic” brings to mind (in retrospect) some of Pat Metheny’s through-composed material such as The Way Up.