Map of the World

A Map of the World

by Pat Metheny
     
 
Pat Metheny's new CD, A MAP OF THE WORLD, is a soundtrack and then some. Stylistically reminiscent of the earlier Metheny classics NEW CHAUTAUQUA and AS FALLS WITCHITA, SO FALLS WITCHITA FALLS, this new release,with its acoustic guitar emphasis, highlights the guitarist's skills as both a compelling instrumentalist and an evocative composer. Alongside Metheny, who

Overview

Pat Metheny's new CD, A MAP OF THE WORLD, is a soundtrack and then some. Stylistically reminiscent of the earlier Metheny classics NEW CHAUTAUQUA and AS FALLS WITCHITA, SO FALLS WITCHITA FALLS, this new release,with its acoustic guitar emphasis, highlights the guitarist's skills as both a compelling instrumentalist and an evocative composer. Alongside Metheny, who also handles piano and electric keyboards, are his longtime bassist Steve Rodby and veteran percussionist David Samuels, though many of the songs feature Metheny as a solo guitarist with only an orchestral backing. The film "A Map of the World" is about a family's hardships on a farm in rural Wisconsin. Metheny's lyrical, highly melodic music evokes the spirit of the heartland, capturing its wide-open spaces, and the sense of longing and loss of those who work the land. A MAP OF THE WORLD may not swing in the true jazz sense, but it seduces you with lush orchestrations and Metheny's brilliant playing.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to the Sigourney Weaver/Julianne Moore film A Map Of The World features an acoustic guitar-based score written and performed by Pat Metheny. Along with his complete score for the film, the album also includes 25 minutes of expanded versions of the movie's music. The title track, "Fall From Grace," "Outcasts" and "Homecoming" reflect the film's bittersweet tone.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/1999
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624736622
catalogNumber:
47366
Rank:
56930

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Metheny   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Track Performer
Gil Goldstein   Organ,Conductor
Virgil Blackwell   Bass Clarinet
Willie Blount   Clarinet
Robert Carlisle   Horn
David Cerutti   Viola
Jay Elfenbein   Bass
Melanie Feld   English Horn
Gordon Gottlieb   Orchestral Percussion
Jill Jaffe   Viola
Richard Locker   Cello
Lois Martin   Viola
John Moses   Clarinet
Marilyn Reynolds   Violin
Steve Rodby   Organ,Acoustic Bass
Stewart Rose   Horn
Peter Sanders   Cello
Mineko Yajima   Violin
Masako Yanagita   Violin
Jonas Tauber   Cello
Joe Anderer   Horn
Victoria Drake   Harp
Krista Bennion Feeney   Violin
Maya Gunji   Orchestral Percussion
Gregor Kitzis   Violin
Myron Lutzke   Cello
Lewis Paer   Bass
Ann Roggen   Viola
Louise Schulman   Viola
Sara Schwartz   Violin
David Wakefield   Horn
Robin Bushman   Violin
Sara Cutler   Harp
Mayuki Fukuhara   Violin
Curtis Macomber   Violin
Liuh-Wen Ting   Viola
Scott Temple   Horn
Elizabeth Mann   Flute
David Samuels   Percussion
John Feeney   Bass
Barry Centanni   Orchestral Percussion
Sheryl Henze   Flute
Fritz Krakowski   Violin
Anca Nicolau   Violin
Eriko Sato   Concert Master
Rob Shaw   Violin
Paul Garment   Clarinet
Eric Gaenslen   Cello
Rebecca Muir   Violin
Mara Milkis   Violin
Natasha Lipkina   Violin
Bruno Eicher   Violin
Alexander Rees   Viola
Karl Bennion   Cello
John Kulowitsch   Bass
Brian Cassier   Bass
Ron Lawrence   Viola
Steven Hartman   Clarinet

Technical Credits

Gil Goldstein   Orchestration
Pat Metheny   Arranger,Producer
Ronald Carbone   Contributor
Rob Eaton   Engineer
Steve Rodby   Producer
Mitsuru Tsubota   Contributor
Nicole Brockman   Contributor

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