Monday, March 16, 2015

Pat Metheny - Watercolors

Pat Metheny emerges on his second album, Watercolors, as an ECM impressionist, generally conforming to the label's overall sound while still asserting his own personality. As the title suggests, there are several mood pieces here that are suspended in the air without rhythmic underpinning, a harbinger for the new age invasion still in the future. Metheny's softly focused, asymmetrical guitar style, with echoes of apparent influences as disparate as Jim Hall, George Benson, Jerry Garcia, and various country guitarists, is quite distinctive even at this early juncture. Metheny's long-running partnership with keyboardist Lyle Mays also begins here, with Mays mostly on acoustic piano but also providing a few mild synthesizer washes. Danny Gottlieb is on drums, and ECM regular Eberhard Weber handles the bass. This is essentially the first album by the Pat Metheny Group per se, although the band had yet to find its direction in this somewhat diffuse showing.
Richard S. Ginell

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/watercolors-mw0000649643

Pat Metheny
Watercolors

Tracks

1 Watercolors (Metheny)  6:30
2 Icefire (Metheny)  6:08
3 Oasis (Metheny)  4:05
4 Lakes (Metheny)  4:46
5 River Quay (Metheny)  4:57
6 Suite: I. Florida Greeting Song (Metheny)  2:32
7 II. Legend of the Fountain (Metheny)  2:32
8 Sea Song (Metheny)  10:18


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Personnel
Pat Metheny - g
Lyle Mays - p
Eberhard Weber - b
Dan Gotlieb - dr

Recorded at Talent Studios, Oslo ; February 1977

16 comments:

salience said...

nice one!

wightdj said...

Icy ECM sound is cool, thanks.

ZM-JazzRock said...

thanx a lot for this!
Merci,

Adrian said...

Thanks a lot for the upgrade to this very cool album and for the Zyppyshare link too!

CrunchyFrog said...

I second the thanks for the Zippyshare link... mixturecloud seems very good too.

neil said...

Been living with mp3s since 2007, so many thanks for the upgrade, mel...

squalo said...

Great lines from E.Weber. Thank you!

FrankDell said...

More Eberhard Weber, svp!

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

kike said...

Thanks Mel for sharing this gem.

Melanchthon said...

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Doug said...

Many thanks!

Unknown said...

Please the password !

bho wani said...

thank you, "melanchthon"

elpeleon said...

Merci grandement, cher Monsieur !!

chuchuni said...

Thanks, Mel.