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One Quiet Night [US Bonus Track]
     

One Quiet Night [US Bonus Track]

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by Pat Metheny Group
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/05/2009
Label:
Nonesuch
UPC:
0075597983302
catalogNumber:
517795
Rank:
27414

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One Quiet Night 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD two weeks ago, and I have been listening it since that day. I have unique CD Pat Metheny recordered with Ann Marie Jopek from Poland. If someone is interest buying this CD should write to me.