Metheny, Pat

Nonesuch, 2006CD
Instrument: GUITAR

Issue: 12.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: These two consummate performers, Pat on guitar and Brad on piano pair up for ten new original compositions. The music is predominantly pleasant, peaceful duets. They expand the band to a quartet with Larry Grenadier (b) and Jeff Ballard (d) on “Ring of Life”, and “Say the Brother’s Name”, both more upbeat numbers. Mehldau and Metheny have a mutual admiration that fuels their collaboration. The results are fresh, new enjoyable sounds that we found very enjoyable.


Publicist: Nonesuch