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Pat Metheny Trio 99 > 00

Tracks

  1. (Go) Get It
  2. Giant Steps
  3. Just Like the Day
  4. Soul Cowboy
  5. The Sun in Montreal
  6. Capricorn
  7. We Had a Sister
  8. What Do You Want?
  9. A Lot of Livin’ to Do
  10. Lone Jack
  11. Travels
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2000 Pat Metheny Trio 99 > 00

Label: Wea/Warner Bros.

Musicians: Pat Metheny, Larry Grenadier, Bill Stewart

“Think “Pat Metheny trio record” and you’ll probably recall his groundbreaking Bright Size Life or the more abstract Rejoicing (with Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins) or even Question and Answer (Dave Holland, Roy Haynes). Well, keep thinking. Trio 99-00 is the popular guitarist-composer’s most straight-ahead, no-muss, no-fuss recording yet. Recorded over two days with the remarkable team of drummer Bill Stewart and bassist Larry Grenadier, Trio 99-00 covers much compositional and stylistic ground but is essentially a hard-bop-tinged blowing session. Metheny’s Sonny Rollins-ish originals include “(Go) Get It,” “Soul Cowboy” (featuring amazing chordal guitar), “What Do You Want?” and a blazing trio variation on “Lone Jack,” which appeared on the first Pat Metheny Group album. Unusual choices are made throughout: a sensually swinging “Giant Steps,” an elegant “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” and inclusion of Wayne Shorter’s queasy gem, “Capricorn.” And as always, Pat can’t help but get sentimental on acoustic guitar, culminating in the first studio rendition of “Travels.” This isn’t for the faint-hearted, nor those waiting for another PMG travelogue like We Live Here or Letter from Home. This is pure jazz slam, a trio showdown with the gloves off.” —Amazon.com

Tracks

  1. (Go) Get It
  2. Giant Steps
  3. Just Like the Day
  4. Soul Cowboy
  5. The Sun in Montreal
  6. Capricorn
  7. We Had a Sister
  8. What Do You Want?
  9. A Lot of Livin’ to Do
  10. Lone Jack
  11. Travels
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