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Pat Metheny Group - American Garage (1980)

Pat Metheny Group - American Garage (1980)

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Album Info


Songs / Tracks Listing

1. (Cross the) Heartland (4:54)
2. Airstream (6:55)
3. The Search (6:20)
4. American Garage (4:13)
5. The Epic (12:59)

The back liner photo gives the impression of a grungy Midwestern garage band, but no, that doesn't describe this sophisticated jazz-rock quartet, which was simultaneously breaking into mass-market acceptance and away from the contemplative ECM stereotype. The arrangements are more structured, the playing often more intense and searching, with a more pronounced rock influence. On the title track, Metheny digs in and displays some authoritative rock-oriented licks and intensity, and the rhythms on "The Search" have a slight, at times asymmetrical Latin feeling. The nearly 13-minute "The Epic" finds the Metheny group developing some real combustion in the improvised sections as Metheny, keyboardist Lyle Mays, bassist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb grow tighter as a unit. amg.com
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The album code is : ODI162782

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