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Watercolors
     

Watercolors

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by Pat Metheny
 

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Pat Metheny emerges on his second album, Watercolors, as an ECM impressionist, generally conforming to the label's overall sound while still asserting his own personality. As the title suggests, there are several mood pieces here that are suspended in the air without rhythmic underpinning, a harbinger for the new age invasion still

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Pat Metheny emerges on his second album, Watercolors, as an ECM impressionist, generally conforming to the label's overall sound while still asserting his own personality. As the title suggests, there are several mood pieces here that are suspended in the air without rhythmic underpinning, a harbinger for the new age invasion still in the future. Metheny's softly focused, asymmetrical guitar style, with echoes of apparent influences as disparate as Jim Hall, George Benson, Jerry Garcia, and various country guitarists, is quite distinctive even at this early juncture. Metheny's long-running partnership with keyboardist Lyle Mays also begins here, with Mays mostly on acoustic piano but also providing a few mild synthesizer washes. Danny Gottlieb is on drums, and ECM regular Eberhard Weber handles the bass. This is essentially the first album by the Pat Metheny Group per se, although the band had yet to find its direction in this somewhat diffuse showing.

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Release Date:
02/29/2000
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042282740922
catalogNumber:
827409

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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i've been listening to pat metheny for a year i'd say, ever since my dad introduced me to his music, i haven't stopped listening to it. i bought this album today, i must say its absolutely mindblowing, the music pat metheny produces on this record flows just so effortlessly and smoothly, just like water which seems to be the concept of the album, Suite I "Florida Greeting Song" has some of the slickest guitar work on the record. i reccomend this album to anyone who likes jazz or listens to pat metheny and hasn't bought this album yet.