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Metheny Mehldau Quartet

Tracks

  1. A Night Away
  2. The Sound of Water
  3. Fear and Trembling
  4. So Much Music Everywhere
  5. Towards the Light
  6. Long Before
  7. En la Tierra Que No Olivida
  8. Santa Cruz Slacker
  9. Secret Beach
  10. Silent Movie
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2007 Metheny Mehldau Quartet

Label: Nonesuch

Musicians: Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard

QUARTET expands upon the “dream pairing” – begun by guitarist Pat Metheny and pianist Brad Mehldau on their 2006 Nonesuch collaboration, Metheny/Mehldau. This time they incorporate the members of Mehldau’s trio, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard, into a breathtakingly eclectic set, which ranges from the airy, pastoral “Don’t Wait” to straight-up rocking in the slowly building “Towards the Light.” Last year, London’s Evening Standard described Metheny and Mehldau as “graceful, lyrical improvisers.” The 11 tracks that comprise Quartet were cut during the week-length December 2005 session that yielded Metheny /Mehldau, a recording date that, over time, will surely be considered a landmark in contemporary jazz. On Quartet, each artist contributes original solo compositions as well as their first co-written piece, “A Night Away.” The group also reworks Mehldau’s “Fear and Trembling,” which originally appeared on House On Hill, Mehldau’s final outing with his previous trio lineup. It also interprets Metheny’s “Marta’s Theme,” from his score to the 1998 Italian film, A Passage to Paradise. Quartet is perhaps even more adventurous and just as rewarding as their first release; the exhilarating back and forth between Metheny and Mehldau continues with their eagerly awaited live dates. —Amazon.com

Tracks

  1. A Night Away
  2. The Sound of Water
  3. Fear and Trembling
  4. So Much Music Everywhere
  5. Towards the Light
  6. Long Before
  7. En la Tierra Que No Olivida
  8. Santa Cruz Slacker
  9. Secret Beach
  10. Silent Movie
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