Pat Metheny Trio 99-00
CMJ: "...Metheny creates a mesmerizing, straight-ahead album that spotlights every component of Methany's familiar guitar style..."
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- Released: February 7, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
Entertainment Weekly - 2/11/00, p.75"...his guitar-diety status remains intact...Metheny indulges in straight...jazz mode, and the airwaves are better for it...clever as it is musical." - Rating: B+
CMJ - 2/28/00, p.33"...Metheny creates a mesmerizing, straight-ahead album that spotlights every component of Methany's familiar guitar style..."
Down Beat - 8/00, pp.69-703.5 stars out of 5 - "...Wide open form interpretation and improv....The air is fresh here, and Metheny and his significantly younger bandmates give themselves plenty of breathing room..."
JazzTimes - 5/00, p.118"...A master of melodic improv, Metheny spews endless streams of ideas at all tempos...flowing over the bar line with that perfect yin-yang of total command and complete abandon....A stellar trio date...one remarkable guitarist."
- 1.Get It, (Go)
- 2.Giant Steps
- 3.Just Like The Day
- 4.Soul Cowboy
- 5.The Sun In Montreal
- 7.We Had A Sister
- 8.What Do You Want?
- 9.A Lot Of Livin' To Do
- 10.Lone Jack
Pat Metheny Trio: Pat Metheny (guitar); Larry Grenadier (acoustic bass); Bill Stewart (drums).
Recorded at Right Track Recording, New York, New York in August 1999.
"(Go) Get It" won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.
Personnel: Pat Metheny (baritone guitar); Bill Stewart (snare drum).
Recording information: Right Tracks Recording, New York, NY (1999-08).
For this set, Pat Metheny once again took time out of his busy schedule as a contemporary jazz superstar to take a straight-ahead trio into the studio for a day of casual blowing. Like his other previous efforts in this vein, QUESTION AND ANSWER and REJOICING, Metheny gets back to what he does best and lets it all hang out with partners Larry Grenadier and Bill Stewart. What's most impressive is that there was never any intent to make a record; it was merely a set-up-and-play atmosphere when these three virtuosos grabbed a couple of days to enjoy the act of making great music together.
From the outset it is obvious that Metheny came to play his best as he sets the music ablaze with the opening burner "(Go) Get It." Stewart and Grenadier are the perfect match for Metheny's legendary musicianship as the trio covers a wide range of stylistic extremes, from the acoustic nebula of "Just Like The Day" to Wayne Shorter's harmonically offbeat "Capricorn." Metheny even covers himself with a fiery reading of his previously recorded gem "Lone Jack" and the unforgettably melodic "Travels." Of special note is the trio's slow and groovy take on the Coltrane classic "Giant Steps."