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Pat Metheny - Pat Metheny Group: Still Life (Talking) CD (album) cover


Pat Metheny


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.85 | 85 ratings

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4 stars The time that shifts from the ECM label to the Geffen label for the history of the music of Pat Metheny might be able to be enumerated as time of an important revolution. The existence of PMG that he was run side by side with the work of Solo and done might be another face of him.

There were exactly various ideas in "First Circle" in 1984 that had been announced by ECM. Many of tune that exceeds frame of Jazz/Fusion and is done. Element of country that becomes base based on environment where he in addition to element of Jazz that he originally has grew up. Or, the theme at which PMG aims. And, a progressive element a few in addition to the composition of a grand tune. And, the element of the music seen in the southern hemisphere gradually taken from the album. It is likely already to have experimented on these elements on business with ECM.

His thought that he had transfered the register from ECM to Geffen was true with indeed interesting deep. There might have been a lot of ideas as PMG that had to be done. However, "Song X" that had become the first work as Geffen label in 1985 when the work at this time of him was considered will have been an important work for him. And, the flow might have been a natural act at the same time as his idea's at this time naturally appearing.

Competing with Ornette Coleman where it was existence of the yearning for Pat Metheny might have been also natural as the act. The same thing will be able to be said to it for the content and the passage of the work. However, the idea as the work of PMG. Or, it flows concerning transfering the register label. Or, the idea at which PMG at that time aimed appears remarkably indeed in the work at this time.

Flow that multiuses part of chorus in addition to composition of grand tune had already been done by "First Circle". Or, the element of the tune with one microcosm that stretches from the music done with ECM to the outside. The performance that catches a chorus and an acoustic part though Jazz/Fusion is assumed to be a base might succeed. A grand composition of "Minuano" might surely draw the flow of "First Circle". Or, the soundscape of "Talk" gives the impression to which the width of PMG has been surely expanded. The idea where PMG originally has "Third Wind" is developed as a group. The chorus's introduction has succeeded. These elements might surely have been established as a route of PMG.

"Song X" would have been a natural act if it was thought that it had contrasted element for its.. Pat Metheny. this albumThe act of telling impression and warmth to the listener might have been a theme that had to do for PMG at this time.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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