News & Reviews
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
Nonesuch and Tzadik Simultaneously Release Pat Metheny’s Recording of John Zorn’s "Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20" on May 21
Nonesuch Records and Tzadik simultaneously release guitarist Pat Metheny’s recording of John Zorn’s Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20 from Zorn’s Masada Book Two on May 21, 2013. This album is the first collaboration between the two artists, considered among their generation’s most innovative musicians. Besides his frequent collaborator, drummer Antonio Sanchez, Metheny plays all other instruments—guitars, sitar, tiples, bass, keyboards, orchestrionics, electronics, bandoneón, percussion, flugelhorn, and more—himself.
- Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Pat Metheny's "The Orchestrion Project" Out Now; "Fresh, Elegant, Surprising" (Observer, Four Stars)
Pat Metheny, who won his 20th Grammy Award this week for Unity Band, releases his latest album, The Orchestrion Project, today. Recorded at a church in Brooklyn, the album showcases the full evolution of the Orchestrion as documented at the end of a sprawling world tour. The two-disc set features all five tunes from Metheny's Orchestrion—“a soaring five-movement suite featuring some of the most intricate music he's ever created" (Boston Globe)—plus eight additional Metheny compositions, which he plays on his phalanx of remarkable, custom-made instruments via solenoid switches and pneumatics. Q and Mojo give the album four stars, as does the Observer which calls it "fresh, elegant and surprising."
About this Album
1987 Grammy Award Winner
On this 1987 Best Jazz Fusion Grammy winner, remastered in 2006, the Pat Metheny Group emphasizes Brazilian rhythms. All That Jazz says the album “remains one of the group’s finest efforts,” with many tracks still part of the band’s live repertoire.
Pat Metheny, acoustic & electric guitars, guitar synths
Lyle Mays, piano, keyboards
Steve Rodby, acoustic & electric basses
Paul Wertico, drums
Armando Marçal, percussion, voice
David Blamires, voice
Mark Ledford, voice
Produced by Pat Metheny
Co-producer: Lyle Mays
Associate producers: Steve Rodby & Paul Wertico, with Steven Cantor and David Oakes
Recorded March/April 1987 at Power Station, New York, NY
Engineer: Rob Eaton
Assistant Engineer: Alexander Haas
Production assistance: Niki Gatos, Tom Sheehan
Originally mastered by Robert Ludwig
Remastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
All songs by Pat Metheny except track 1 by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, track 6 by Lyle Mays. All arrangements by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.
Design: M&Co., New York, NY
Adapted by 3+Co., New York, NY
Photos: David Katzenstein, Alexander Brebner, unknown, Neil Selkirk, Phil Brodatz