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John Scofield John Scofield & Pat Metheny: I Can See Your House From Here album cover
3.94 | 22 ratings | 2 reviews | 50% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. I Can See Your House From Here (7:43)
2. Red One (4:17)
3. No Matter What (7:14)
4. Everybody's Party (6:15)
5. Message To A Friend (6:09)
6. No Way Jose (7:18)
7. Say The Brother's Name (7:18)
8. S.C.O. (4:41)
9. Quiet Rising (5:26)
10. One Way To Be (5:45)
11. You Speak My Language (6:57)

Total time 69:03

Line-up / Musicians

- John Scofield / electric & steel-string acoustic guitars
- Pat Metheny / electric & nylon-string acoustic guitars, guitar synth

- Steve Swallow / electric & acoustic basses
- Bill Stewart / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Mark Larson with Jan Staller (photo)

CD Blue Note ‎- CDP 7243 8 27765 2 9 (1994, US)

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JOHN SCOFIELD John Scofield & Pat Metheny: I Can See Your House From Here ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(50%)
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Review by Evolver
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3 stars I suppose this album was inevitable. John Scofield does have a similar sound to Pat Metheny's, although I think that had more to do with record company pressure than their individual styles. Metheny was just too much of a jazz market monster for the suits to not want to copy him. Nonetheless, I like ususally Scofield's soloing style better than Metheny's.

While the songs, in keeping with Metheny's usual style, are all relatively low key, the album mostly alternates between the passive and the slightly more energetic songs. Needless to say, I like the faster and louder pieces, but I just wish that they actually were fast and loud.

The two guitarists play well together, sometimes in unison, and mostly trading solos, and Metheny, thankfully, restrains himself from much use of that lame sounding guitar synth horn patch he is known for.

3 stars, because at least it's pleasant background music.

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5 stars i think this is a great album. pat and john show here their abilities whith their instruments in all their glory. itīs an album purely focused on the guitar. i have to admit that itīs a little bit too long, but it doesnīt make it less surprising. the sound, the efects that the guitars use make m ... (read more)

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