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  • "What happens when a jazz virtuoso sets his sights on a cinematic sound?" ask All Things Considered host Audie Cornish. "Pat Metheny has done just that on his new album, evoking the plush and soaring landscapes of film scores. Reviewer Tom Moon says it's among the most ambitious projects of Metheny's long career." "He's pushing forward, seeking breathtaking and profoundly new vistas," says Moon. "It's got the epic journeys of the Pat Metheny Group and the fiery improvisational exchanges of his more recent jazz sessions. It's also a stretch beyond those horizons into textures and atmospheres not often heard in jazz." Hear the All Things Considered piece here.

  • Congratulations to Pat Metheny, whose new album, From This Place, debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top Album chart—a career best for the guitarist/composer and his first Top 10 album—and at No. 1 on the Current Traditional Jazz Albums chart and the UK Jazz and Blues chart. Metheny begins a month-long tour of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America tonight with the band featured on From This Place: drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda May Han Oh, and pianist Gwilym Simcock. He tours Europe in May and June with his Side Eye project with keyboardist James Francies and drummer Marcus Gilmore, and has a run of trio shows in Norway in August.

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    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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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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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 05:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597994025BUN
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MP3
UPC: 
075597994063
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
Pat Metheny
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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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