pat metheny

Peo Alfonsi – Change Of Heart

(inakustik records) When a complex arrangement of music for a band is distilled down to a single instrument, that’s when the strength of the song’s structure, the essential beauty of its melody and harmony, is fully revealed. We know the basic building blocks of Pat Metheny’s compositions… Read More ›

CD review: Pat Metheny

Tap: John Zorn’s Book Of Angels Vol.20 (Nonesuch/Tzadik 7559-79587-5) The bad news is that Pat Metheny has not said goodbye to his orchestrion, the big instrumental machine that enables him to be an orchestra in real time, and that this… Read More ›

CD review: Magnus Ostrom

Thread Of Life (ACT 9025-2) The E.S.T. drummer left it a lot longer after the sudden death of pianist Esbjorn Svensson than his bassist colleague Dan Berglund, before bringing out some music under his own name. I get the impression… Read More ›

Disc of the day: 26-01-10

Pat Metheny: Orchestrion (Nonesuch 7559-79847-3) Pat Metheny is one of the most extraordinary musicians of our age, irrespective of genre. And genre is not something that has concerned him much. The jazz purists may love his work with, for example,… Read More ›

Disc of the day: 15-06-09

Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez: Quartet Live! (Concord 0888072313033) Let’s get the cover out of the way first, shall we. The primary colour retro-psychedelic painting of Peter Max may have some strange fascination for the jazz CD… Read More ›