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Pat Metheny: Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20

John Zorn’s Book of Angels, 300 songs that constitute his second set of Masada pieces inspired by traditional Jewish music, has been interpreted by a diverse roster of artists including Marc Ribot, Uri Caine, Jamie Saft and Medeski Martin & Wood. Now, in perhaps the most unexpected move of the Masada run, Pat Metheny puts … Read More “Pat Metheny: Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20”

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Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Project

In case you slept through 2010, let’s recap: Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion was a one-band-man project for the ages, wherein the guitarist fronted a large ensemble’s worth of instruments played using an elaborate system of robotics. It was the sort of mad scientist’s undertaking that demanded visual documentation-hence Pierre and François Lamoureux’s The Orchestrion Project, a … Read More “Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Project”

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Pat Metheny: What’s It All About

How else could Pat Metheny follow the over-the-top grandeur of Orchestrion? What’s It All About is a solo album, the guitarist performing ’60s and early ’70s pop staples-a couple of them jazz crossovers-mostly on baritone guitar. It’s a quiet, beautiful record that emphasizes the tunes’ lyricism and the tone and details of the guitar. It … Read More “Pat Metheny: What’s It All About”

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