Works I

Works I

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by Pat Metheny
     
 
Featuring recordings from both Pat Metheny's solo albums and Pat Metheny Group releases, Works is an excellent introduction to the artist who helped make ECM Records a successful "boutique" record label. This collection includes seven excellent recordings originally released in the late '70s and early '80s. Works

Overview

Featuring recordings from both Pat Metheny's solo albums and Pat Metheny Group releases, Works is an excellent introduction to the artist who helped make ECM Records a successful "boutique" record label. This collection includes seven excellent recordings originally released in the late '70s and early '80s. Works features Metheny's partner, keyboardist extraordinaire Lyle Mays, on four tracks. Metheny and Mays are truly musical soul mates -- rarely do two musicians complement each other as well as they do. "It's for You," penned by the duo, is one of the most moving instrumental compositions ever recorded -- Metheny wastes no notes during the soaring guitar solo on this beautiful recording. In fact, every track on Works is stunning.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/15/1994
Label:
Ecm Records
UPC:
0781182027022
catalogNumber:
20270

Tracks

  1. Sueño con México
  2. (Cross the) Heartland  - Dan Gottlieb
  3. Travels  - Dan Gottlieb
  4. James  - Dan Gottlieb
  5. It's for You  - Lyle Mays
  6. Every Day (I Thank You)  - Charlie Haden
  7. Goin' Ahead

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Metheny   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Electric Bass
Mark Egan   Bass,Track Performer
Naná Vasconcelos   Percussion,Vocals,Track Performer
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Jack DeJohnette   Drums,Track Performer
Charlie Haden   Bass,Track Performer
Lyle Mays   Keyboards,Track Performer
Steve Rodby   Bass,Track Performer
Dan Gottlieb   Drums,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Pat Metheny   Producer
Manfred Eicher   Producer
Jan Erik Kongshaug   Engineer
Kent Nebergall   Engineer
Randy Ezratty   Engineer
Gerd Winner   Cover Design

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Works I 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This compilation of early 77-84 era Pat Metheny highlights(including his early group on some cuts) shows his range and great talent as a composer and player. Hits a variety of styles, including hard-bop,his unique jazz-rock fusion, and nearly new-age acoustic. It's for you' and 'Cross the Heartland' are the dramatic, extended solo vehicles in the jazz-rock fusion style that are worth the modest price by themselves. Though I own around 600 CD's, this CD is the one I have played the most over more than a decade. Pat is not my favorite artist, although I do think he's up there with McLaughlin and outranks everyone else on guitar. It's a collection of cuts from albums that are not going to be compared by anyone to ' A Love Supreme or 'Kind of Blue', but it is an excellent 'greatest hits' and it wears so well.