Metheny, Pat - 80/81

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Beautiful 1980 German 2LP Gatefold Original. Both LPs Appear Unplayed. Featuring Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohette, Dewey Redman And Mike Brecker. “Pat Metheny's Credibility With The Jazz Community Went Way Up With The Release Of This Superb 2LP Collaboration With A Quartet Of Outstanding Jazz Musicians That Dared To Be Uncompromising At A Time When Most Artists Would Have Merely Continued Pursuing Their Electric Commercial Successes. From The Disbanded Keith Jarrett American Quartet Came Bassist Charlie Haden And Tenor Dewey Redman -- Who Alternates With And Occasionally Plays Alongside Tenor Michael Brecker -- And Jack Dejohnette Provides More Combustible Drumming Than Metheny Had Ever Experienced On Record Before. Yet Metheny's Off-Kilter Wandering On Solo Electric Guitar Is A Comfortable Fit For The Post-Bop Rhythmic Crosscurrents Of This Music. Indeed, Haden And Metheny Are In Total Sympathy, Perhaps Celebrating Their Mutual Missouri Roots, And Metheny's Difficult "Pretty Scattered" -- Which He Mockingly Described As "Guitar Revenge!" -- Nearly Manages To Stump Even Redman And Brecker. The First Of The "Two Folk Songs" Is A Great Example Of The Metheny Folk-Jazz Fusion, With Furious Strummed Guitar Underpinning Brecker's Melodic Line And Excursions On The Outside And Dejohnette's Spectacular Drums. Another Remarkable Track Is "Open," A Group Improvisation That Finds Dejohnette Shaping The Track's Direction With A Pushing Solo And Metheny And The Saxes Emerging At The End.” Richard S. Ginell, AMG.

Artist: Metheny, Pat Title: 80/81 Genre: Jazz Type: Used - LP Label: ECM Catalog ID: 2-1180 Country: USA Our ID: 91824
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