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Pat Metheny


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.40 | 58 ratings

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4 stars This one is much more than Jazz. It's different.. Here, there are some funk influence, and also something of 80's and 90's pop music. Drums (acoustic and electronic) are cyclic, recurrent. Keyboards are always behind with full chords (in complex harmonies) or, often ahead playing melodies. Pat's guitar has got the classic sound of Gibson guitars. When he plays his solos, themes become more 'jazzy'. Sometimes, a little choir appears and sings melodies (usually without lyrics), like in many Weather Report's works. The bass/double-bass is less important here than in another Metheny's albums.

'We live here' is a great album. Some tracks are highly recomendable. I really enjoy: 'Here to stay': a very rhythmic theme; 'Episode d'Azur': probably the best track, with a nice duet guitar/keyboard, and a nice ballad part; 'Something to remind you': an emotional ballad; 'Stranger in town': the faster work in this album.

This is Jazz-Fusion by excellent musicians. This is not a masterpiece of its sub-genre, but it's an excellent addition to any collection.

Marcos | 4/5 |


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