Metheny, Pat - Orchestrion

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Sealed 2010 2LP 180gm HQ Gatefold Vinyl. Pressed At Pallas In Germany. Includes CD Of Entire Album. “Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion Refers To A 19th Century Hybrid Musical Instrument Of The Same Name That Contained (Usually) A Wind Orchestra, Various Percussion Instruments, And Sometimes A Piano Played By A Pinned Cylinder Or A Music Roll — Like A Player Piano. Metheny Designed And Plays One Here Thanks To A Commissioned Group Of Inventors, Advanced Solenoid Switch Technology, And Pneumatics. This Invention Includes Pianos, Marimbas, Bells, Basses, “Guitarbots,” Percussion, Cymbals, Drums, Loads Of Tuned Bottles, And Synth And Fabricated Acoustic Instruments, Played By Metheny Triggering Everything With His Guitar. Despite Mechanics, Everything Here Sounds And Feels Organic. Drums And Percussion Instruments Swing, Basslines Flow In Concert With And Counterpoint To His Guitar And Piano Lines. These Five Cuts Showcase Different Sides Of Metheny’s Compositional Acumen And Poetic Sense Of Detail Without Losing His Euphoric, Spacious Sense Of Complex Harmonic Engagement Or Songlike Melodic Sensibilities. Does It Work Musically? Check The Title Track And “Expansion"; Their Knotty Changes Hint At Steve Reich's Work For Mallet Instruments, But Their Deep, Warm Guitar Grooves, Intricate Melodies, And Metheny’s Love Of Rhythmic Invention Set Them Worlds Apart. These Tunes Flow Seamlessly Even Though They Are Compositionally Ambitious, Even By Metheny’s Exacting Standards. In Places One Can Hear Traces Of Frank Zappa’s Playful Compositions In The Keyboards And Percussion Instruments, Too, But Metheny’s Sense Of Swing Is So Pronounced It Reflects Pure Modern Jazz. As An Album, Orchestrion Is As Ambitious As Secret Story And The Way Up, But It Is No Less Brilliant. Here Metheny Exceeds Our Expectations, And Perhaps Even His Own.” – Thom Jurek, All Music Guide

Artist: Metheny, Pat Title: Orchestrion Genre: Jazz Type: New - LP Label: Nonesuch Catalog ID: 516668 Country: USA Our ID: 78311
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