Genre: Jazz
Label: ECM
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Pat Metheny 80/81 180g 2LP

Pat Metheny

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180g Vinyl Double LP Reissue of Collaboration Album!

Pat Metheny's credibility with the jazz community went way up with the release of this package, a superb 2-LP collaboration with a group 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. The two original LPs were organized so that the more distinctive Metheny fusions were on sides one and four and the overt jazz tracks occupied sides two and three.

• 180g Audiophile High Quality Pressing
• Double LP
• Gatefold Jacket

Pat Metheny, guitar
Charlie Haden, bass
Jack DeJohnette, drums
Dewey Redman, tenor saxophone
Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone

1. Two Folk Songs
2. 1st - (Pat Metheny)
3. 2nd - (Charlie Haden)
4. 80/81 - (Pat Metheny)
5. The Bat - (Pat Metheny)
6. Turn Around - (Ornette Coleman)
7. Open - (Metheny, DeJohnette, Redman, Haden, Brecker, Final theme by Pat Metheny)
8. Pretty Scattered - (Pat Metheny)
9. Every day (I Thank You) - (Pat Metheny)
10. Goin' Ahead - (Pat Metheny)

Recorded May 26-29, 1980

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