elements 7 (a + b) | 82:04 / 77:48

A 2 parter (remixed from the 2005 original & inspired by a recent interview by Rick Beato with Pat Metheny), that grew out of my use of Mr. Metheny within this current ‘elements’ series; though he often gets a skewed rap as a “Smooth Jazz” artist, I’d bet that (like track 13 from the Frankenstein Mix concept) more people are into his stuff than care to admit it…and…the man can play!

As I started digging through the stacks, I unearthed fifteen albums by either Metheny, his Group or side projects (some of which I haven’t played in several years). I attempted to keep the ratio of Jazz to South American-influenced beats fairly even…and started cutting so many songs that it eventually grew into a double set. Unfortunately I couldn’t use anything off ‘The Falcon & the Snowman’ soundtrack or ‘Zero Tolerance for Silence’, as they just didn’t fit the “feel” of this double-shot.

My favorite of all the albums represented herein has to be ‘Question & Answer’, recorded with Dave Holland on bass and Roy Haynes on drums; I can set that one on ‘repeat’ @ the office and go just about all day long.

Mixed, including spaces between many of the compositions, so as to enhance f-l-o-w (vs. chronology) with a new track added to the project from the 2005 original mix.

7A – Listen . . . via Mixcloud or Sync (part a; b will post in 2 weeks)

7A
01 Pat Metheny – Last Train Home (acoustic solo)
(One Quiet Night/Warner Brothers-2003)
02 Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden – Cinema Paradiso
(Beyond the Missouri Sky/Verve-1997)
03 Pat Metheny Group – If I Could
(First Circle/ECM-1984)
04 Pat Metheny Group – Across The Sky
(Imaginary Day/Warner Brothers-1997)
05 Pat Metheny (acoustic solo) – My Song (Jarrett)
(One Quiet Night/Warner Brothers-2003)
06 Pat Metheny Group – Are You Going With Me?
(Offramp/ECM-1981)
07 Pat Metheny Group -Into the Dream
(Imaginary Day/Warner Brothers-1997)
08 Pat Metheny Group – Spring Ain’t Here
(Letter From Home/Geffen-1989)
09 Pat Metheny Group – So it May Secretly Begin
(Still Life Talking/Geffen-1987)
10 Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius & Bob Moses – Bright Sized Life (Bright Sized Life/ECM 1976)
11 Pat Metheny/Steve Rodby – Rain River
(Secret Story/Geffen-1992)
12 Metheny, Holland & Haynes – Question & Answer
(Question & Answer/Geffen-1990)
13 Pat Metheny/John Scofield – S.C.O.
(I Can See Your House From Here/Blue Note-1994)
14 Pat Metheny/Kenny Garrett – Lonnie’s Lament
(Pursuance/Warner Brothers-1996)
15 Pat Metheny Group – Last Train Home
(Still Life Talking/Geffen-1987)

7B Listen via Mixcloud or Sync

7B
01 Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden – The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
(Beyond the Missouri Sky/Verve-1997)
02 Pat Metheny/Skaila Kanga – Tell Her You Saw Me
(Secret Story/Geffen-1992)
03 Pat Metheny – Over on 4th Street
(One Quiet Night/Warner Brothers-2003)
04 Pat Metheny Group – To the End of the World
(We Live Here/Geffen-1995)
05 Pat Metheny – Cathedral in a Suitcase
(Secret Story/Geffen-1992)
06 Pat Metheny Group – A Story within the Story
(Imaginary Day/Warner Brothers-1997)
07 Pat Metheny/Kenny Garrett – Liberia
(Pursuance/Warner Brothers-1996)
08 Pat Metheny Group – The Girl Next Door
(We Live Here/Geffen-1995)
09 Pat Metheny Group – The First Circle
(The First Circle/ECM-1984)
10 Pat Metheny / John Scofield – No Way Jose
(I Can See Your House From Here/Blue Note-1994)
11 Pat Metheny/Gary Burton – Reunion
(Reunion/GRP-1990)
12 Metheny Holland & Haynes – Three Flights Up
(Question & Answer/Geffen-1990)