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Pat Metheny – 80/81 (1980): Track by track through a classic

Pat Metheny – 80/81 (1980): Track by track through a classic

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.”

Pat Metheny, Gary Burton + Danny Gottlieb, “Hommage” (2015): One Track Mind

Pat Metheny, Gary Burton + Danny Gottlieb, “Hommage” (2015): One Track Mind

Pat Metheny aimed to construct a performance that could only spring from the fertile mind of his mentor Eberhard Weber. And, he succeeded.

Ornette Coleman and Pat Metheny – Song X (1986): On Second Thought

Ornette Coleman and Pat Metheny – Song X (1986): On Second Thought

Here is a reflection on free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman and his wonderful 1985 encounter with Pat Metheny, ‘Song X.”

Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita took us on a stunning, cinematic journey

Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita took us on a stunning, cinematic journey

When Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ ‘As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls’ arrived in May 1981, it sounded like nothing else in my record collection.

Jimmy Greene – Beautiful Life (2014)

Here is a review of Jimmy Greene’s ‘Beautiful Life,’ a hopeful and very personal message sprung from the unspeakable tragedy of Sandy Hook.

(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, “Eighteen” (1981)

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

Metheny’s ultimate road trip song, this one always makes me feel like I’ve just escaped something.

(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.

(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.