There is alot of life on this sacd. All of the musical complexity and approachable instrumentation elevate the songs. But the presentation of especially the guitar work is not what I had hoped for. The album consists of live material recorded in July, October, and November 1982, in Philadelphia, Dallas, Sacramento California , Hartford Connecticut , and Nacogdoches Texas. Performance: Sonics: Ever since I was first introduced to the music of Pat Metheny I have been a huge fan. I think that this particular sacd might be the very best one however. Pat Metheny is one of the most original and distinctive guitarists of modern times.
The reason this is modern is the interplay where all the musicians are playing together. Metheny cooks with dazzling speed and jazzy modulation. Hope it helps Happy listening Eric. Everyone returns for the high-octane conclusion. Review by June 16, 2008 1 of 2 found this review helpful Performance: Sonics: I agree with the two previous reviewers that this is great jazz. The way that the five musicinas seem to blend together in the soundfield but simaltaneously keep their distinct places is amazing.
Slow renditions of songs can be quite intimate and faster songs are very enjoyable to listen to as well. As Mays intones with his nuanced synthesizer, there is a cinematic flow. This is modern jazz flavoured music by some amazing musicians. Pat Metheny Group is approachable music and helped to define modern jazz. The performances are superb from this stellar lineup, and no one tries to outshine the others. Instantly successful, they have established themselves at the forefront of jazz-rock fusion with a succession of best selling albums and sell out world tours. Transitioning to an ethereal interlude, Mays offers a refined piano solo that is shaded by Metheny.
. No fee on shop buying, free shipping to them. All of the instrumentals work to maintain the compositional integrity. The stereo version is excellent, but the surround version is not as well recorded, with Burton's vibes swimmy and not well localized. Pat Metheny Group was a benchmark for contemporary jazz.
Metheny and Mays play together as things heat up. This re-mastered 180-gram vinyl captures both the atmospheric and instrumental aesthetics that defined this group. The Fields, The Sky 03. In what seems like a beginning movement, there are a few simple guitar chords, then acoustic piano with hi-hat-infused drums. It features Pat Metheny on guitars, Lyle Mays on piano and synthesizer, Mark Egan on electric bass, and Danny Gottlieb on drums. Returning to the infectious refrain, the jam reflects unbridled passion. Just received it and listening right now to Osaka my fav Well it s a beautiful upgrade beside the cd which was really muddy in my taste We get a nice treatment with boost in the treble, in the good side.
Sidekick Lyle Mays gets deeper into floating, glistening synthesizer textures, but he is still able to take formidable and touching solos on acoustic grand piano. Was this review helpful to you? The jazzy guitar phrasing is excellent. Mastered by Bob Ludwig great sound! Soundwise I would say this is reference quality. Keith Jarrett Trio - Standards, Vol. Sound quality wise there is a lot of good things to say about this album. Sometimes modern jazz music tends to alienate listeners but not this time. They have solo careers, plus many are composers as well and virtuoso's on their respective instruments often crossing musical bounderies.
Mays shifts to a buoyant inflection, and when the band leader joins him, it is a dual-pronged lead that is mesmerizing. On his tribute to bassist Jaco Pastorius, Metheny lays down a sustained chord hook. The recognizable grooves and hooks of Metheny are driven by a pulsating beat. Because I like the guitar sound to jump out at me when listening to one of my favorite guitar players. Was this review helpful to you? In the ear direct sounding! The best way to explain this performance is that the interplay between musicians is phenomenal because it is at both blended and distinct and yet seperated in sound. The quartet returns to the original refrain as Metheny confidently assumes lead and soloing. His playing is artful and full of wistful accents.
In what seems like a second part, there is a folk guitar riff, backed by autoharp. There are low-keyed moments and others that create energetic jubilation. I would regard this music as mainstream and accessable modern jazz. I think the recording was far from perfect at the beginning but this remaster is miles away better than the cd counterparts. Sidekick Lyle Mays gets deeper into floating, glistening synthesizer textures, but he is still able to take formidable and touching solos on acoustic grand piano.
This complex hybrid jazz form sometimes referred to as fusion is harmonic and fluid, and it radiates with texture. The Group for this album consisted of Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Steve Rodby, Dan Gottlieb, and guest Nana Vasconcelos. Very nice sounding and spacial. Was this review helpful to you? Note for distinct note I cannot be more impressed with this sacd. The album is a studio recording, with the various performers isolated in sound-proof booths, communicating via headphones. For those of you not familiar with these players, Gary Burton plays vibraphone, Chick Corea piano, Pat Metheny guitar, Dave Holland bass and Roy Haynes drums. Still Life Talking 1987 , Letter from Home 1989 , and The Road To You 1993 are the first in a series of remastered reissues of Geffen Records titles.
Are You Going With Me? Recorded live in concerts in the U. If you liked the popular Offramp, you'll fall for Travels, too, but get the former album first. But those were a little harder to get into. I am listening in 2. All in all a disc I can recommend but not as much as I hoped when ordering. Egan solos with potency and grace as Mays contributes some bluesy fills.