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  • The ECHO Jazz 2017 Award nominations have been announced by the German Recording Academy, and among the nominees are Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau their debut duo album, Nearness; drummer Jeff Ballard for the Brad Mehldau Trio's latest album, Blues and Ballads; drummer Antonio Sánchez for the Pat Metheny Unity Group album The Unity Sessions; and trumpeter Cuong Vu for the album Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny

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  • About This Album

    1989 Grammy Award Winner

    Metheny’s continued exploration of Brazilian sounds, following Still Life, yielded another Best Jazz Fusion Grammy in 1989. At the time, the Chicago Sun-Times noted, “Few of this year's recordings are as impressive as Metheny's lush Letter … as lucid as it is lyrical.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Pat Metheny, electric & acoustic guitars, 12-string guitar, soprano guitars, tiple, guitar synths, synclavier
    Lyle Mays, piano, organ, keyboards, accordion, trumpet, synclavier
    Steve Rodby, acoustic & electric basses
    Paul Wertico, drums, caja, additional percussion
    Pedro Aznar, voice, acoustic guitar, marimba, vibes, tenor sax, charango, melodica, panpipe, additional percussion
    Armando Marçal, percussion

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Pat Metheny
    Co-produced by Lyle Mays and Steve Rodby
    Associate Producers: David Oakes and Paul Wertico
    Recorded Spring 1989, at Power Station, New York, NY
    Recorded and mixed by Rob Eaton
    Tracks 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 mixed by Alexander Haas
    Assistant Engineer: Bruce Calder
    Additional Engineering: Roy Hendrickson
    Technical Assistant: Niki Gatos
    Project Coordinator: David Sholemson
    Originally mastered by Robert Ludwig
    Remastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY

    All tracks by Pat Metheny, except tracks 5-7 by Pat Metheny / Lyle Mays, track 9 by Lyle Mays, and track 10 by Pedro Azmar. Lyrics for track 8 by Pedro Azmar.

    Art and Design” SHEd/Diamond Art Studio
    Adapted by 3+Co., New York, NY

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Artist Name: 
Pat Metheny
Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Metheny’s continued exploration of Brazilian sounds, following Still Life, yielded another Best Jazz Fusion Grammy in 1989. At the time, the Chicago Sun-Times noted, “Few of this year's recordings are as impressive as Metheny's lush Letter … as lucid as it is lyrical.”

Description: 

1989 Grammy Award Winner

Metheny’s continued exploration of Brazilian sounds, following Still Life, yielded another Best Jazz Fusion Grammy in 1989. At the time, the Chicago Sun-Times noted, “Few of this year's recordings are as impressive as Metheny's lush Letter … as lucid as it is lyrical.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Pat Metheny
Co-produced by Lyle Mays and Steve Rodby
Associate Producers: David Oakes and Paul Wertico
Recorded Spring 1989, at Power Station, New York, NY
Recorded and mixed by Rob Eaton
Tracks 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 mixed by Alexander Haas
Assistant Engineer: Bruce Calder
Additional Engineering: Roy Hendrickson
Technical Assistant: Niki Gatos
Project Coordinator: David Sholemson
Originally mastered by Robert Ludwig
Remastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY

All tracks by Pat Metheny, except tracks 5-7 by Pat Metheny / Lyle Mays, track 9 by Lyle Mays, and track 10 by Pedro Azmar. Lyrics for track 8 by Pedro Azmar.

Art and Design” SHEd/Diamond Art Studio
Adapted by 3+Co., New York, NY

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79940

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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211
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636
ns_album_releasedate: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 05:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597994025BUN
Price: 
13.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597994063
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Pat Metheny, electric & acoustic guitars, 12-string guitar, soprano guitars, tiple, guitar synths, synclavier
Lyle Mays, piano, organ, keyboards, accordion, trumpet, synclavier
Steve Rodby, acoustic & electric basses
Paul Wertico, drums, caja, additional percussion
Pedro Aznar, voice, acoustic guitar, marimba, vibes, tenor sax, charango, melodica, panpipe, additional percussion
Armando Marçal, percussion

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