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Pat Metheny


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.07 | 136 ratings

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5 stars Pat Metheny, a while before COVID struck, this album came out in the very early stages of the now plague of a virus. Of course there is the issue of Lyle Mays' passing not 2 week before the new Pat Metheny album hit shelves and online music stores. While the album doesn't have Lyle on it, it sounds like I could have. With the soft piano tone that Lyle had done with Pat for decades, this almost seems like an unplanned tribute to the musician. The tracks themselves are of Pat Metheny Group style, with the acoustic genius of Pats first solo albums (Bright Size Life, and Watercolors). Time to rank the tracks.

America Undefined, long and whimsical, acoustic jazz to the max of course. Its the longest track on the album coming in at 13:22. Soft, retro Pat Metheny type stuff. 12/15

Wide and Far, A bit more modern than the previous, with Pats work in Unity Group, this shows those elements a bit more. Still really good, but more pleasing. 9/10

You Are, Simple, but effective. Emotional, very emotional, very warm. I love this track, its simple but damn good. 5/5

Same River, a bit more reminiscent of As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls. Impressive. 5/5

Pathmaker, is yet again a very retro jazz bit by Pat. More acoustic, whimsical, and mellow. 9/10

The Past in Us, again more acoustically driven like old PMG music. Very good, very warm, whimsical yet again. 5/5

Everything Explained, Keyboard driven like the PMG of old. Nice piano work, nice sounding, quaint, nice. 5/5

From This Place, very good jazzy vocal track from Pat, one of the first tracks I've heard from Pat that has actual lyrics. Incredible, emotional, love it to bits. 5/5

Sixty-Six, Back to Fusion. I feel like this is just another really well put together Jazz fusion bit from Pat. Lovely. 10/10

Love May Take A While, Strings, Jazz, yes, a combination from heaven. 5/5

So do we have another really good about from Pat Metheny? No, we have a fantastic one, the more acoustic driven elements just make this album better for me. This is just a very well crafted record with plenty to offer.

Total Grade : 70/75

Total Percentage : 93%

Essential: a masterpiece of jazz fusion music.

ComaEcliptic | 5/5 |


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