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    Boston Phoenix: Metheny's "Day Trip" Showcases Band's Strengths

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    The Pat Metheny Trio, with Christian McBride on bass and Antonio Sanchez on drums, will be playing at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach tonight in the last of three Florida shows before heading up the East Coast later this week. They'll be at the Somerville Theatre in Massachusetts this Sunday, March 16, which the Boston Phoenix previews in a feature article.

    In the profile, writer Jon Garelick notes that the songs on the Trio's new Nonesuch release, Day Trip, were all written, by Pat, "to play to the band's strengths." Garelick says "it might be the most 'Metheny-like' of his trio albums---favoring folk-pop lyricism even as it flies through odd meters and daunting harmonic shifts." The songs on the album are well suited to make use of "McBride's melodic gift," while Sanchez "is everywhere, 'burning' softly with his brushwork on the ballads, shifting from rock to reggae ..., playing cymbals and skins in cross-rhythms, like different voices in a chorus."

    To read the article, visit thephoenix.com.

    For his part, Sanchez has been listening to a broad range of music by other performers, to judge by the sampling of the nearly 8,000 songs on his iPod published in the Boston Globe. The list includes tune by the Rolling Stones, Ravi Shankar, Dewey Redman, and The Doors. For more, visit boston.com.


    Metheny_daytrip_lg_2Click here to add the Day Trip CD plus the free album MP3s, with two exclusive live bonus downloads, directly to your Shopping Cart now for only $16.

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Boston Phoenix: Metheny's "Day Trip" Showcases Band's Strengths

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The Pat Metheny Trio, with Christian McBride on bass and Antonio Sanchez on drums, will be playing at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach tonight in the last of three Florida shows before heading up the East Coast later this week. They'll be at the Somerville Theatre in Massachusetts this Sunday, March 16, which the Boston Phoenix previews in a feature article.

In the profile, writer Jon Garelick notes that the songs on the Trio's new Nonesuch release, Day Trip, were all written, by Pat, "to play to the band's strengths." Garelick says "it might be the most 'Metheny-like' of his trio albums---favoring folk-pop lyricism even as it flies through odd meters and daunting harmonic shifts." The songs on the album are well suited to make use of "McBride's melodic gift," while Sanchez "is everywhere, 'burning' softly with his brushwork on the ballads, shifting from rock to reggae ..., playing cymbals and skins in cross-rhythms, like different voices in a chorus."

To read the article, visit thephoenix.com.

For his part, Sanchez has been listening to a broad range of music by other performers, to judge by the sampling of the nearly 8,000 songs on his iPod published in the Boston Globe. The list includes tune by the Rolling Stones, Ravi Shankar, Dewey Redman, and The Doors. For more, visit boston.com.


Metheny_daytrip_lg_2Click here to add the Day Trip CD plus the free album MP3s, with two exclusive live bonus downloads, directly to your Shopping Cart now for only $16.

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