Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pat Metheny, Dave Holland & Roy Haynes - Question & Answer

Here you have three absolutely breathtaking jazz performers locked into a studio for a day or so. From this combination of guitar, standup bass, and acoustic drum kit, you've got nine tracks of sheer jazz joy — three guys just blowing for the hell of it, recorded on the fly. There's a strong sense here that engineer Rob Eaton probably tried to get everybody properly set up and balanced before the session started and just gave up when everybody started playing. It's a delight to hear, because everything has gone into the performance, which is spontaneous and graceful — no going back for the next take here. Pat Metheny's playing is definitely modernistic, highly fluid, almost liquid lightning — no effects boxes here, though (he does play Synclavier on the last track, "Three Flights Up," but it's great anyway). Roy Haynes, likewise, should be heard by anybody wanting to get behind the traps : this man has a sense of humor, and he's a blur of motion. Dave Holland, on bass, is no slouch either, keeping pace with Metheny's guitar lines, and balancing up against Haynes' drums. Together, these guys are incredible. They get into both original material and standards (including an ecstatic version of Miles Davis' "Solar" that opens the album) with the same energy and feel for what they're doing. This is an album with serious crossover potential, and it should definitely be heard by anyone serious about music in any way.
Steven McDonald

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/question-and-answer-mw0000689828

Pat Metheny
Dave Holland
Roy Haynes
Question & Answer


1 Solar (Davis)  8:27
2 Question and Answer (Metheny)  7:10
3 H&H (Metheny)  6:51
4 Never Too Far Away (Metheny)  5:54
5 Law Years (Coleman)  6:54
6 Change of Heart (Metheny)  6:16
7 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern)  8:26
8 Old Folks (Hill, Robison)  6:40
9 Three Flights Up (Metheny) 6:09


Pat Metheny - g
Dave Holland - b
Roy Haynes - dr

Recorded at Power Station, New York City ; December 21, 1989


deGallo said...

Thank you.

TEO said...

Thanks very much Mel!!!
Another interesting and jazz album by Pat Metheny!

Javier Ayala said...

Please! Password!!

Melanchthon said...


Otis Foster said...

Now I can delete my lossy version - thnx melanchthon

lucky5 said...

Thanks a lot!

francisco santos said...


Anonymous said...

thanks for your wonderfull music, good lucky

Pee said...

Thanks for helping me get a bit more familiar with Metheny's music.

Geoviki said...

Thanks so much!

neil said...

Off to Copenhagen Jazz Festival this weekend to see him with Gwilym Simcock; so many thanks for this, mel...

Kovina Kris said...

Nice to get another Metheny. Thank you!

Eduardo said...

Where I can see the pass? Thanx very much!