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molesoulsandal
May 13 2018
at 6:34 PM
What are your favorite PM ’solos’? . . . . for sure, we all cherish ’are you going w/me’ and ’third wind’, etc., and on and on, but what are some of pat’s bestest ’deep cut’ ’solos’? my choices are his playing on ’au lait’, from ’offramp’, and his solo (and playing, in general!) on ’midwestern night’s dream’, the version on the gary burton record called ’passengers’ (ECM), and with eberhard & swallow & gottlieb, too! . . . . . the truth will always be, man.
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franksexton
Jun 18 2018
at 12:08 PM
Bookmark and Share synth solos - The Truth Will Always Be from Secret Story and Q & A from Trio Live
HAMBONE
Jun 13 2018
at 11:48 AM
Bookmark and Share Too many to pick just one. But Proof, Bilbao and Third Wind would all would rank up at the top for me, especially the way he plays them live.
sunship
Jun 01 2018
at 2:50 PM
Bookmark and Share Tough question. Can I give three? 1. It’s For You 2. Au Lait 3. Have You Heard?
Dortboy
May 30 2018
at 10:58 AM
Bookmark and Share Off the top of my head: "Phase Dance" from Travels, the track and solo that made me a Pat Metheny fan almost 35 years ago... "It’s For You" from As Falls Wichita... "Video Games" from Song X (also "Compute" from the anniversary reissue) "Three Flights Up" and "All The Things You Are" from Question & Answer "The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress" from Beyond The Missouri Sky "The Heat Of The Day" from Imaginary Day "Piosenka Dla Stasia" from Upojenie "Song For The Boys" from One Quiet Night ...and pretty much everything from "The Orchestrion Project" and "The Unity Sessions", two of his all-time best records in my opinion (especially in the Dortboy Track Sequence :D) But the most amazing solo I ever heard live was the outro from "Finding And Believing", at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1993... the most perfect improvised melodic statement I ever heard by anyone... Peace Y’all from Porkopolis
molesoulsandal
May 26 2018
at 2:32 PM
Bookmark and Share forgot to mention pat’s solo on ’5-5-7’ (from the ’letter from home’ record) . . . . a similar celestial groove as ’a story within the story’ (on the ’imaginary day’ album) . . . . . love that ’inside/out’ type of playing . . . . . ’better days ahead’.
molesoulsandal
May 17 2018
at 8:30 AM
Bookmark and Share bobsmith1 - couldn’t agree more about pat’s solo on ’third wind’ . . . . . i remember him saying something about how around ’86 or ’87, he sorta ’went through a door’ with his playing, and for the ones of us who were listening, it was obvious . . . . ’course, his playing was always off-the-planet, but it’s always transcendent when those quantum leaps happen, and, of course, they only occur after working every day, for years & years, to get better & better & better . . . . . a guitarist friend of mine swears by that ’third wind’ solo on ’still life’ . . . . says it’s the greatest guitar playing he’s ever heard - and he’s a hard rocker!! ~ pat eclipses all borders and boundaries, as we all know - always has and always will . . . . . . and what else could we expect from someone who’s very first album (and very first song on that album) was called ’bright size life’??
BobSmith1
May 14 2018
at 10:25 PM
Bookmark and Share Solo from "Third Wind" on Still Life Talking. There was something very new, complex and energetic in this solo. At the time it blew my mind and still sounds as fresh today as it did in ’87. He had hit on something new, at least to me, something very technically advanced that I, personally, had not heard from him before. Of course, the solo from "It’s For You", what more can you say? It says everything and not a word is spoken.
naut
May 14 2018
at 5:17 PM
Bookmark and Share Should of been "Bilbao." Damn! -- I also really like the quiet, slow riff Pat does on the intro and outro of "To the End of the World." Not really a "solo," but what the hey.
imeubu
May 14 2018
at 3:19 PM
Bookmark and Share Good question, really hard to answer. Definitely, IT’S FOR YOU and of course ALL the others!! Thank you Pat for so very many ’memorable moments’!
hman01
May 14 2018
at 12:11 PM
Bookmark and Share I love Pat’s synth solo on "The Red One". He plays it with John Scofield.
naut
May 14 2018
at 2:47 AM
Bookmark and Share Even in its brevity, I like the one he plays on "Afternoon" quite a bit. (The solo on "Proof" is pretty amazing as well. And while the synth solo on "Song for Bilboa" live is too obvious, the crowd reaction when it’s over is priceless; I usually say to myself, "No shit!" when the audience goes nuts for that one.)
marshall
May 14 2018
at 12:24 AM
Bookmark and Share "James" from Trio Live!. "Goodbye" from Travels. "Part One" @ 21:10 from The Way Up. "Travels" from Trio 99->00.
patsfan
May 13 2018
at 11:49 PM
Bookmark and Share Mole, you have asked an impossible question for me because in some way all of his solos bring me to a different place in a different time ..... but, maybe I’d pick ’ Have you heard’. ... technically not a pure solo but it represents the Pat I knew early on in PMG. Anyways, unlike you, I’m not a musician and all I know is when I first heard Pat. .. Joni Mitchell, I think .... I was sure a music genius was in the making. I have derived so much satisfaction from his music. So...... Thanks Pat. !!!!
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