Pat Metheny 80/81 Band
Pat Metheny, guitar, guitar synthesizer
Dewey Redman, tenor saxophone
Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone
Charlie Haden, acoustic bass
Jack DeJohnette, drums
Source- cd-r trade of a soundboard or FM recording on unknown equipment> EAC disc extraction> TLH Wav to flac formatting> TLH torrent creation> DIME
01-Broadway Blues (Ornette Coleman)
02-Every Day (I Thank You) (Pat Metheny)
03-Offramp (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)
04-Offramp DeJohnette drum solo
05-Turnaround (Ornette Coleman
Here's an old Metheny show from his excellent 80-81 project and band. The verdict seems split as to whether this was originally FM or soundboard sourced. In either case, this is a very good recording from a time when those things were a bit rarer.
There's another show of the 80-81 band from Switzerland that seemed to circulate more than this one does. I got this in a cd trade and the show was broken up by tracks in such a way that DeJohnette's drum solo towards the end of Offramp was a separate track that started disc 2. That's why the files in this upload are as they are.
For me, the highest highlight of this group's repertoire was Pat's incredibly lovely Every Day (I Thank You) that was a particular Brecker showcase. The rest of this performance leans on Ornette Coleman and Ornette inspired repertoire (Offramp).Pat has recently re-visited this group's material by playing Two Folk Songs with the Unity Band/Group, but it doesn't seem that piece was part of the live show back in the day.
I've got to believe that this has been upped on DIME before, but it's not here now.Thanks in advance to anyone able to capture and share shows from Pat's 2016-17 run with Gwilym Simcock, Linda Oh, and Antonio Sanchez. Thanks to go to whoever I received this show from, and the taper who made it available in the first place.
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