Guitar wizards John Scofield and Pat Metheny have consistently made commercially successful, accessible music while remaining true to their improvisational leanings. It's no surprise that their collaboration sounds so relaxed, fluid, and musically serene. Listeners shouldn't necessarily expect a series of slashing duels, but it's certainly not vapid new age or retrograde fusion. Scofield and Metheny divide compositional duties and play masterful, expressive solos. Guitar fans will be especially impressed with the mastering, which makes Scofield and Metheny's guitars sound right in the room.
Pat McManus Band are a powerful three piece Blues/Rock Trio,headed up by the former Mama’s Boys and Celtus guitarist/violinist Pat McManus who is joined on drums by Co.Tyrone man Paul Faloon and Dublin bassist Gordon Sheridan. Pat McManus is perhaps best know for his previous band Mama’s Boys,which he formed with his brothers John and Tommy in the eighties. Mama’s Boys, although very young, soon proved to be a great success in the Rock World and were one of the greatest rock bands to come out of Northern Ireland.
Guitar giants John Scofield and Pat Metheny teamed up for the first time on records for this CD. The collaboration does take awhile to get going and it is not until the fourth cut, the bluish "Everybody's Party," that the sparks begin to fly; fortunately the momentum does not let up much throughout the remainder of the CD. All of the selections (including two blues) are originals by either of the guitarists and, with the accompaniment of bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bill Stewart, this varied set generally lives up to expectations.
Born in Vietnam: the shores of Tonkin to the docks,Paris. Songwriter, Pat has a deep knowledge and sophisticated blues, coupled with a passionate admiration for the great figures of the song as Leo Ferre or John Lennon.His childhood was spent in its variety. Adolescence, with the 60s as a backdrop, suffered the brunt of British bands. This influence has led to the original blues.Her time of ritual "popular dance" performed, he went to Paris, flanked by Mauro Serri, Jean-Mi Kajdan and Jeff Gauthier.Some beautiful music encounters along the way by Pat Renaud, Rockin 'Chair, John Ratikan and Hugues Auffray, Jean-Jacques Milteau, Jean-Louis Majhun, Luther Allison, Jimmy Dawkins, Amos Garrett
Still Life (Talking) was the first Pat Metheny Group album for Geffen, following its 1984 swan song for ECM, First Circle, and it remains one of the group's finest efforts nearly twenty years down the road.( John Kelman - allaboutjazz.com )
This album won Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1988
John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman, although quite unexpected, works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped…