Playing tracks by
Pat Metheny and Pat Metheny & Charlie Haden .
Pat Metheny is a musical god in my eyes and a big influence on my musical sensibilities.
I’ve been following him since the early 70’s when the sound of his guitar with it’s chorused and washed effect made me sit up and take notice. He’s played and collaborated with most of the heavyweights in the jazz genre but to pigeon hole him as a jazz musician is to do him a disservice. He’s a musician and a painter in sound first and foremost as this selection of tracks will demonstrate. He has a fluidity, a sensitivity and reflectiveness that make his lines heart achingly beautiful. Some times he lets his hair down and goes crazy but who could begrudge him his flights of fancy when he produces music as melancholy and beautiful as this.