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Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs

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Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs

Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 694 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 265 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79468-8 | Time: 01:56:12
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion

Once you’ve heard Pat Metheny you will always recognise him, no matter what company he’s in or what instrument he’s playing, be it a simple acoustic guitar or some unlikely invention of his own. Beneath it all there’s a frank, open-hearted tunefulness that keeps the music airborne. This double album, recorded at the end of a year-long tour by his Unity Band, is as polished and sophisticated as any, but moments such as the opening melody of This Belongs to You or the gradual unfolding of Born are just plain elegant. There’s a similar quality about saxophonist Chris Potter’s playing, and all four are so relaxed in each other’s company that everything flows beautifully.

Pat Metheny, B.B. King, Dave Brubeck - The Jazz Masters (100 years of Swing) (1984) [Reissue 1996]

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Pat Metheny, B.B. King, Dave Brubeck - The Jazz Masters (100 years of Swing) (1984) [Reissue 1996]

Pat Metheny, B.B. King, Dave Brubeck - The Jazz Masters (100 years of Swing) (1984) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 114 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Folio (EF-20001)

This unusual compilation from the Kool Jazz at Midem Festival combines parts of three separate sets. The Dave Brubeck Quartet with clarinetist Bill Smith, bassist Chris Brubeck and drummer Randy Jones, has the most interesting program, utilizing an electronic delay along with Smith's clarinet to add a new touch to "Lover Man," offering an energetic version of "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and introducing a recent work by Brubeck, the very swinging "Ol' Bill Basie" which showcases some fine playing by the leader and some choice bass trombone by son Chris. Guitarist Pat Metheny joins the Heath Brothers for "Move To The Groove; " Metheny's bluesy guitar and Jimmy Heath's soulful tenor sax work well together. B. B. King's set is at best average and an odd choice to include on what is predominantly a jazz record.

Pat Metheny - Zero Tolerance For Silence (1994)

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Pat Metheny - Zero Tolerance For Silence (1994)

Pat Metheny - Zero Tolerance For Silence (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Geffen, GED 24626 | France | ~ 253 or 93 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 19 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation

When this album was released in 1994, it shocked casual, and even some hardcore, Metheny fans. Recorded in one day, Zero Tolerance for Silence can best be described as semi-organized noise…

Pat Metheny Group - Speaking Of Now (2002) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - Speaking Of Now (2002) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - Speaking Of Now (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362 48025-2 | Time: 01:12:04

Speaking of Now finds guitarist Metheny leading a retooled Pat Metheny Group; in addition to longtime core members, keyboardist Lyle Mays and bassist Steve Rodby, the Group now includes drummer Antonio Sanchez, trumpeter/vocalist Cuong Vu, and Richard Bona, who's best known as a bassist, but who functions primarily as the Group's percussionist/vocalist. The result is an exquisite album that features fresh new musical perspectives while losing none of the Group's familiar wide-ranging, melodic, always accessible sound. Most of the tracks on Speaking of Now were composed by Metheny and his longtime collaborator Mays, although three tracks were composed solely by Metheny. There's a buoyant feel to this album that is not to be confused with lightness. This is complex, intricately detailed music that reveals additional layers with each listening. Metheny seems to delight in discovering the myriad means by which his prodigiously accomplished bandmembers can provide coloration to the compositions, both within the larger group and in solo spotlights.

Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 401 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-46773-2 | Time: 01:04:39

The album won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, while "The Roots of Coincidence", an uncharacteristically aggressive song with hard rock-inspired sections, won Best Rock Instrumental Performance. This album marks the final appearance of longtime drummer Paul Wertico, who would leave in 2001 before the recording of Speaking of Now to work on other projects.

Pat Metheny - Works II (1988) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny - Works II (1988) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny - Works II (1988)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Fusion | Label: ECM | # 837 272-2 | Time: 00:43:35

This is a soul-stirring release performed by Pat Metheny and a plethora of friends, all great jazz musicians in their own right. Works II is a compilation of his finest work, spread out from the years 1976 to 1984. This guitarist/composer/bandleader became one of the leading names in the jazz genre during the '70s and '80s. This collection of beautifully written numbers reflects his character of good taste and the unique flavor of his graceful, even-flowing solos. Opening with "Unquity Road," Metheny is joined by the legendary Jaco Pastorius on bass and Bob Moses on drums. The soothing sweeping tones of his guitar blends in charmingly with Moses pulsating percussion and the rousing basslines of Pastorius.

Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman - Song X (1986) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman - Song X (1986) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman - Song X (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Geffen | # GED 24096, GEFD 24096 | 00:48:44

Guitarist Pat Metheny had long expressed admiration for Ornette Coleman's music, had recorded his compositions, and had worked extensively with bassist Charlie Haden, so a collaboration was not totally unexpected, though who would have guessed that it would be on the Geffen label? Metheny's almost rock star status has worked against him in other partnerships from time to time (notably, his overbearing playing on his project with Derek Bailey, The Sign of 4), but here he happily sublimates his showier instincts and works as sympathetic co-leader, deferring to Coleman's experience and genius.

Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM | # 823 342-2 | Time: 00:49:58

First Circle is a Grammy Award winning album by Pat Metheny Group released in 1984. On the album Pat Metheny is joined by Lyle Mays on piano and keyboards, Steve Rodby on bass, drummer Paul Wertico and vocalist and percussionist Pedro Aznar. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1985. Pat Metheny has remarked that this is an important album in the Group's history for a number of reasons, among them being that the Group's core lineup on the album remained unchanged for over 15 years and it was the final Group album released on the ECM record label.

Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You: Recorded Live in Europe (1993) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You: Recorded Live in Europe (1993) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You: Recorded Live in Europe (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 467 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 204 Mb
Label: Geffen | # GED 24601 | Time: 01:14:01 | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion

When Metheny celebrates his cerebral side, he usually follows up with something more accessible. After his difficult yet rewarding collaboration with John Scofield, I Can See Your House from Here, Metheny stresses accessibility with this captivating live album. The primary focus is on his Brazilian-influenced material from Still Life (Talking) and Letter from Home, and the very cohesive Pat Metheny Group offers characteristically expressive versions of such favorites as "Have You Heard," "Beat 70," and "Better Days Ahead." While he could have offered a wider variety of material and perhaps revisited some of his early gems, everything that he does include comes across as honest and heartfelt. Thankfully, Metheny's emphasis on accessibility and crowd-pleasing doesn't come at the expense of his artistic integrity.

Pat Metheny - From This Place (2020)

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Pat Metheny - From This Place (2020)

Pat Metheny - From This Place (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 431 MB | Covers - 110 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nonesuch Records (075597924374)

The new record features ten compositions by Pat Metheny, who is joined by long-time drummer, Antonio Sanchez, Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh, and British pianist Gwilym Simcock as well as the Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Joel McNeely. Meshell Ndegeocello (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and Luis Conte (percussion) are special guests on From This Place, Metheny’s first album of new material since 2014’s Kin.
"From This Place  is one of the records I have been waiting to make my whole life," Metheny says. "It is a kind of musical culmination, reflecting a wide range of expressions that have interested me over the years, scaled across a large canvas, presented in a way that offers the kind of opportunities for communication that can only be earned with a group of musicians who have spent hundreds of nights together on the bandstand."

Pat Metheny - Secret Story (1992) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny - Secret Story (1992) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny - Secret Story (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Label: Geffen | # GED 24468, GEFD 24468 | Time: 01:16:26
Crossover Jazz, World Fusion, Ethnic Jazz, Guitar Jazz

Secret Story is among the more provocative recordings in Pat Metheny's oeuvre. Combining the relaxed groove of the early Pat Metheny Group recordings, it is full of odd sounds, exotic instrumentation, and the participation of members of the London Orchestra conducted by Jeremy Lubbock. Along with regular group members – bassist Steve Rodby, drummer Paul Wertico, percussionist Naná Vasconcelos, pianist-keyboardist Lyle Mays – numerous guests adorn these tracks as well: bassists Charlie Haden and Will Lee, percussionist Armando Marcal, vocalist Mark Ledford, jazz harmonica legend Toots Thielmans, Gil Goldstein, and Pat's brother Mike Metheny. But what's most notable is that none of these players are constants, as this is most certainly a Metheny solo effort: Secret Story is his own song, so to speak. His acoustic and electric guitars are augmented by synthesizers and samplers, and no matter how lush these proceedings get, they are never overwhelmed by production.

Jaco Pastorius - The Essential... (2CD) (2007) {Epic Legacy}

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Jaco Pastorius - The Essential... (2CD) (2007) {Epic Legacy}

Jaco Pastorius - The Essential… (2CD) (2007) {Epic Legacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 938 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 342 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz fusion

The Essential Jaco Pastorius is a 2CD compilation by the late American jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius. While the CD features material from the one album he did for Epic Records, it also focuses on tracks he did with or for other artists, including his time with Weather Report plus sessions with Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny and Michel Colombier. This was put together by Epic Legacy.

Jim Hall & Pat Metheny - Jim Hall & Pat Metheny (1999)

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Jim Hall & Pat Metheny - Jim Hall & Pat Metheny (1999)

Jim Hall & Pat Metheny - Jim Hall & Pat Metheny (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 281 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83442)

These two guitarists - one an elder statesman, the other still a relatively young man in the midst of a stellar career - are such a natural fit that it's amazing no one's thought of getting them together for a duo album before. Both play with a gentle touch and sweet tone, and both are capable of challenging experimentation, though each have spent most of their time in one mainstream tradition or another (Jim Hall in straight-ahead jazz, Pat Metheny in jazz-rock fusion). On this disc they focus on original compositions (Metheny's "Farmer's Trust" and "Into the Dream," Hall's "Cold Spring" and "Waiting to Dance"), but there are also tunes by Jerome Kern and Steve Swallow as well as the inevitable rendition of "Summertime"…