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Pat Metheny Pat Metheny w/ Charlie Haden & Billy Higgins: Rejoicing album cover
3.58 | 35 ratings | 3 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lonely Woman (6:50)
2. Tears Inside (3:50)
3. Humpty Dumpty (5:42)
4. Blues For Pat (6:05)
5. Rejoicing (3:23)
6. Story From A Stranger (5:53)
7. The Calling Metheny (9:51)
8. Waiting For An Answer (2:17)

Total Time 43:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Pat Metheny / guitar
- Charlie Haden / double bass
- Billy Higgins / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Barbara Wojirsch

LP ECM Records ‎- ECM 1271 (1984, Germany)

CD ECM Records ‎- 817 795-2 (1984, Germany)

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PAT METHENY Pat Metheny w/ Charlie Haden & Billy Higgins: Rejoicing ratings distribution

(35 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(34%)
Good, but non-essential (31%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

PAT METHENY Pat Metheny w/ Charlie Haden & Billy Higgins: Rejoicing reviews

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Review by snobb
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3 stars It's a bit difficult to speak about this album there. It's not a prog-rock. It's even not fusion. The real name is jazz ( post-bop with some experimentations).

Is it good or bad? Again, looking from the position of jazz, this album isn't bad at all. Plenty of Metheny soft guitar, balanced, a bit dry,soft, almost comfortable sound - quite usual atributes of average jazz recordings of that time. You even can find some sound experiments with ambient soundscapes ( guitar produced - there is not keyboards stated on the album cover). How interesting it is? I think not too much, if we 're speaking about prog fans.

Yes, you have usual softly delicate Metheny guitar there, but compositions are classic jazz, well balanced and a bit boring. Quality musicanship without great ideas. Could be more interesting for Metheny collectors and post-bop lovers.

Latest members reviews

5 stars This is one of the gems of Pat Metheny's vast catalogue, and really overlooked here on PA. A one-off trio with legendary jazz players Billy Higgins (drums) and Charlie Haden (bass), the album covers a lot of ground, but is always excellent. And while the album starts off very straight, it is not a ... (read more)

Report this review (#1696852) | Posted by Walkscore | Sunday, February 26, 2017 | Review Permanlink

3 stars The Calling! The most of this album is modern jazz. But there isn't only jazz, here. There is some of fusion too. 'The Calling' is highly commendable to prog-heads, because It's the most experimental theme at this album. Really it's very interesting to people who like listening to avant-prog or ... (read more)

Report this review (#128439) | Posted by Marcos | Saturday, July 14, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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