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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.

  • About This Album

    1992 Grammy Award Winner

    The New York Times called Pat Metheny’s 1992 Grammy-winning Secret Story “the most sweepingly ambitious album that the jazz guitarist has yet recorded … a nearly 80-minute world-music suite with symphonic underpinnings.” Includes five previously unreleased tracks restored by Metheny.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Original release:
    Pat Metheny, acoustic guitars (1, 2, 4-6, 8, 9), synths (1-4, 6-10, 12, 13), electric basses (2), keyboards (2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12), electric guitars (2-4, 6, 7, 11, 13), guitar synth (3, 5, 12), keyboard bass (3), electric percussion (3, 4, 12), electric sitars (4, 7), piano (4, 5, 10, 11), electric piano (6-9), pikasso guitar (10), Synclavier accordion (11)
    Charlie Haden, acoustic bass (1, 8)
    Nana Vasconcelos, percussion (1, 4, 5, 10-12)
    Armando Marçal, percussion (1-7, 9, 12)
    Lyle Mays, acoustic piano (1, 6)
    Steve Ferrone, drums (3, 4 [pt 1], 5 [pt 2], 12)
    Mark Ledford, voice (3, 4)
    Danny Gottlieb, cymbal roll (3, 11)
    Will Lee, electric bass (4 [pt 1], 6, 12)
    Steve Rodby, acoustic bass (4 [pt 3], 5-7, 9, 11), electric bass (6)
    Paul Wertico, drums (4 [pt 3], 5 [pt 1], 7-9, 11)
    Gil Goldstein, accordion (4), acoustic piano (7, 9)
    Sammy Merendino, drums (6)
    Andy Findon, flute (7)
    Michael Mossman, Mike Metheny, Ryan Kisor, trumpets, flugelhorn; Tom Malone, trombone; Dave Taylor, bass trombone; Dave Bargeron, trombone, tuba; John Clark, French horn; Anthony Jackson, contrabass guitar (9)
    Akiko Yano, voice (10)
    Skaila Kanga, harp (13)

    Bonus disc:
    Pat Metheny, acoustic guitar (1, 4), keyboards (1, 4, 5), guitar (2, 5), electric guitar (4), piano (5)
    Charlie Haden, bass; Toots Thielmans, harmonica (1)
    Skaila Kanga, harp (2)
    Lyle Mays, piano, keyboards; Steve Rodby, acoustic bass; Paul Wertico, drums; Armando Marçal, percussion; David Blamires, voice; Mark Ledford, voice (4)
    Will Lee, bass; Paulo Braga, drums; Members of the Quebec Children’s Choir (5)

    Both discs:
    Members of the London Orchestra, conducted by Jeremy Lubbock (all tracks)
    Gavin Wright, orchestra leader and concertmaster
    Isobel Griffiths, contractor
    Mike Townsend, librarian
    Gil Goldstein, New York Horn leader and contractor
    Tommy Kamp, lead sheet preparation, preproduction transcriptions
    Steven Cantor, Niki Gatos, preproduction transcriptions

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Pat Metheny
    Co-produced by Steve Rodby and David Oakes
    Associate Producer: Steve Cantor
    Recorded fall-winter 1991-92 at The Power Station, New York, NY
    Recorded by Rob Eaton and Dan Gellett
    Assistant Engineers: Dan Gellett, Todd Whitelock
    Orchestra Recorded by Hayden Bendall at Abbey Road Studios, London
    Additional Recording in Cambridge, MA; Willow, NY; Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
    Engineer for Cambodia ensemble: Jacques Brunet
    Mixed by Rob Eaton at The Power Station
    Assisted by Dan Gellett and David Oakes
    Editing on AMS Logic 1: Tony Pipitone
    Editing Assistants: Cornelius Wildner, Steve Morris
    Synclavier Technical Assistance: Niki Gatos
    Production Assistance: Carolyn Chrzan, David Oakes
    Production Coordinator: David Sholemson
    Mastered 2007 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
    Nana Vasconcelos appears courtesy of Prince Vasconcelos des Bois Records.

    Bonus disc:
    Produced by Pat Metheny
    Additional Recording in New York, NY
    Mixed by Rob Eaton at Right Track Recording, New York, NY
    Session Restoration and Preparation: Pete Karam
    Additional Orchestration by Pat Metheny

    All compositions and arrangements by Pat Metheny
    Orchestral arrangements by Jeremy Lubbock
    Track 9 horn arrangements by Pat Metheny, transcribed and conducted by Gil Goldstein
    Track 1 is based on the traditional Cambodian hymn “Buong Suong”
    Track 10 lyrics by Akiko Yano

    Creative Direction: Robin Sloane
    Art Direction / Design: Kevin Reagan
    Photography: Richard Litt

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

The New York Times called Pat Metheny’s 1992 Grammy-winning Secret Story “the most sweepingly ambitious album that the jazz guitarist has yet recorded … a nearly 80-minute world-music suite with symphonic underpinnings.” Includes five previously unreleased tracks restored by Metheny.

Description: 

1992 Grammy Award Winner

The New York Times called Pat Metheny’s 1992 Grammy-winning Secret Story “the most sweepingly ambitious album that the jazz guitarist has yet recorded … a nearly 80-minute world-music suite with symphonic underpinnings.” Includes five previously unreleased tracks restored by Metheny.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Pat Metheny
Co-produced by Steve Rodby and David Oakes
Associate Producer: Steve Cantor
Recorded fall-winter 1991-92 at The Power Station, New York, NY
Recorded by Rob Eaton and Dan Gellett
Assistant Engineers: Dan Gellett, Todd Whitelock
Orchestra Recorded by Hayden Bendall at Abbey Road Studios, London
Additional Recording in Cambridge, MA; Willow, NY; Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
Engineer for Cambodia ensemble: Jacques Brunet
Mixed by Rob Eaton at The Power Station
Assisted by Dan Gellett and David Oakes
Editing on AMS Logic 1: Tony Pipitone
Editing Assistants: Cornelius Wildner, Steve Morris
Synclavier Technical Assistance: Niki Gatos
Production Assistance: Carolyn Chrzan, David Oakes
Production Coordinator: David Sholemson
Mastered 2007 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Nana Vasconcelos appears courtesy of Prince Vasconcelos des Bois Records.

Bonus disc:
Produced by Pat Metheny
Additional Recording in New York, NY
Mixed by Rob Eaton at Right Track Recording, New York, NY
Session Restoration and Preparation: Pete Karam
Additional Orchestration by Pat Metheny

All compositions and arrangements by Pat Metheny
Orchestral arrangements by Jeremy Lubbock
Track 9 horn arrangements by Pat Metheny, transcribed and conducted by Gil Goldstein
Track 1 is based on the traditional Cambodian hymn “Buong Suong”
Track 10 lyrics by Akiko Yano

Creative Direction: Robin Sloane
Art Direction / Design: Kevin Reagan
Photography: Richard Litt

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

192572

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
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CD+MP3
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MUSICIANS
Original release:
Pat Metheny, acoustic guitars (1, 2, 4-6, 8, 9), synths (1-4, 6-10, 12, 13), electric basses (2), keyboards (2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12), electric guitars (2-4, 6, 7, 11, 13), guitar synth (3, 5, 12), keyboard bass (3), electric percussion (3, 4, 12), electric sitars (4, 7), piano (4, 5, 10, 11), electric piano (6-9), pikasso guitar (10), Synclavier accordion (11)
Charlie Haden, acoustic bass (1, 8)
Nana Vasconcelos, percussion (1, 4, 5, 10-12)
Armando Marçal, percussion (1-7, 9, 12)
Lyle Mays, acoustic piano (1, 6)
Steve Ferrone, drums (3, 4 [pt 1], 5 [pt 2], 12)
Mark Ledford, voice (3, 4)
Danny Gottlieb, cymbal roll (3, 11)
Will Lee, electric bass (4 [pt 1], 6, 12)
Steve Rodby, acoustic bass (4 [pt 3], 5-7, 9, 11), electric bass (6)
Paul Wertico, drums (4 [pt 3], 5 [pt 1], 7-9, 11)
Gil Goldstein, accordion (4), acoustic piano (7, 9)
Sammy Merendino, drums (6)
Andy Findon, flute (7)
Michael Mossman, Mike Metheny, Ryan Kisor, trumpets, flugelhorn; Tom Malone, trombone; Dave Taylor, bass trombone; Dave Bargeron, trombone, tuba; John Clark, French horn; Anthony Jackson, contrabass guitar (9)
Akiko Yano, voice (10)
Skaila Kanga, harp (13)

Bonus disc:
Pat Metheny, acoustic guitar (1, 4), keyboards (1, 4, 5), guitar (2, 5), electric guitar (4), piano (5)
Charlie Haden, bass; Toots Thielmans, harmonica (1)
Skaila Kanga, harp (2)
Lyle Mays, piano, keyboards; Steve Rodby, acoustic bass; Paul Wertico, drums; Armando Marçal, percussion; David Blamires, voice; Mark Ledford, voice (4)
Will Lee, bass; Paulo Braga, drums; Members of the Quebec Children’s Choir (5)

Both discs:
Members of the London Orchestra, conducted by Jeremy Lubbock (all tracks)
Gavin Wright, orchestra leader and concertmaster
Isobel Griffiths, contractor
Mike Townsend, librarian
Gil Goldstein, New York Horn leader and contractor
Tommy Kamp, lead sheet preparation, preproduction transcriptions
Steven Cantor, Niki Gatos, preproduction transcriptions

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