One Quiet Night [US Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Pat Metheny by himself with an acoustic guitar -- for longtime fans it might not get any better. Always interested in blending jazz with folk and pop, the guitarist does just that, focusing heavily on the folk end of things on One Quiet Night. Featuring a nice afterglow interpretation of Norah Jones' hit "Don't Know Why" and an unexpected reinterpretation of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" which turns the Gerry & the Pacemakers classic into a poignant lament, the album also showcases Metheny as a melodic pop composer. "Song for the Boys" sounds surprisingly like an instrumental take on early-'80s British pop à la the Smiths, while "Last Train Home" brilliantly mixes Metheny's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Pat Metheny by himself with an acoustic guitar -- for longtime fans it might not get any better. Always interested in blending jazz with folk and pop, the guitarist does just that, focusing heavily on the folk end of things on One Quiet Night. Featuring a nice afterglow interpretation of Norah Jones' hit "Don't Know Why" and an unexpected reinterpretation of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" which turns the Gerry & the Pacemakers classic into a poignant lament, the album also showcases Metheny as a melodic pop composer. "Song for the Boys" sounds surprisingly like an instrumental take on early-'80s British pop à la the Smiths, while "Last Train Home" brilliantly mixes Metheny's knack for taking simple chord progressions and beautifully tweaking them with odd harmonies. Perhaps a bit light for some straight-ahead jazz fans, listeners interested in thoughtful, folky, jazz-inflected ballads will find this rapturous. [The 2009 U.S. edition included one bonus track.]
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It finds its story and emotional space in the detailing and in action that is solitary and interior in nature.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/2009
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • UPC: 075597983302
  • Catalog Number: 517795
  • Sales rank: 24,356

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pat Metheny Primary Artist, Soloist, Guitar (Baritone)
Technical Credits
Pat Metheny Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Ted Jensen Mastering
Steve Rodby Producer
Pete Karam Engineer
John Churchman Cover Photo
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    An important recording.

    know people who call this background music. Is that true? Yes, in so far that almost every kind of music from Bach and Mozart to The Rolling Stones can be used as background music. But it's not true if you take the time to listen carefully. There can be a lot of variety, compare for instance 'Song For The Boys' with the dreamy 'Another Chance' but variety is not the message of this CD.You have to listen to this recording as a whole, pretty much as a symphony in classical music.

    Let's hear what Pat Metheny has to say:'This record is about essentially one sound, basically one mood, and taking the time to go deep inside that single world'.

    One thing: if you're not familiar with the sound and the tuning of this baritone guitar, it may take a little while to get used to it

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