Anybody have this release beside me? Any long time Metheny fans here?
In his long catalog of music over 30 years this is only the second release with a dedicated sax instrument in the mix.....and Chris Potter is no slouch! (Ben Williams on bass either). [His "80/81" release with the late Michael Brecker was the last sax release]
Anyway.....I am absolutely floored by this CD. I have followed Pat since early 80's and don't understand why so many don't offer credit to his jazz contributions. I would argue he is the most prolific jazz inovater of our generation (past 30 years).
I find this latest release very multi-layered, multi-dimensional....the first 2-3 listens I did not get much out of it. But knowing Metheny.....I knew there was a lot more I simply did not grasp (mindwise). WOW!....after about the 5th listen with some familiarity.......UNREAL!
The biggest problem I have with this CD is that AFTER every time I listen to it...everything else sounds sub-par or inferior. He has one of the greatest musical minds on the earth IMHO.
Anyway...the playing and chemistry among these guys on this record is unreal. I think this is currently the BEST jazz band touring right now on the face of the earth. I say that with supreme confidence. I think Antonio Sanchez is the most talented drummer on the globe right now.
Edited by Spyro - 4/12/14 at 9:12pm