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Pat Metheny Side-Eye NYC

9. Pat Metheny Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV) (Modern)

Joined by a pair of rising-star players, pianist/keyboardist James Francies and drummer Marcus Gilmore, the master guitarist turns in a fresh-sounding set drawn from the trio’s pre-pandemic performances in New York City. It’s a heady, often surprising mix, ranging from spacey opener “It Starts When We Disappear” and synth guitar-led closer “Zenith Blue” to a romp through his classic “Bright Size Life” and a bluesy jam on Ornette Coleman’s “Turnaround.” PHILIP BOOTH

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