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Day Trip

Pat MethenyAudio CD
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The year 2013 has been a banner one for Pat Metheny. After being awarded his 20th Grammy, for Unity Band, and the release of his critically acclaimed recording of Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20, Metheny received word that the readers of DownBeat magazine had voted to induct him into its Hall of Fame. Not only is Metheny the youngest member, but he is also only the fourth jazz ... Read more in Amazon's Pat Metheny Store

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  • Audio CD (January 29, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B000YDOOU0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,693 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff.. January 29, 2008
By tois
Format:Audio CD
The late jazz writer Richard Cook described Pat Metheny's enormous audience as a mixture of "progressive-rock listeners, fusion fans, and plain old lovers of guitar heroes". In other words, he manages to cover quite a few stylistic bases, but here's an album that will appeal most to the hard-core jazz listeners among Metheny's many fans.
'Metheny hooks up with his regular partners, Christian McBride on double bass and Antonio Sanchez on drums. As you'd expect for musicians who have played hundreds of dates together they're very comfortable in each other's company, with McBride's marvellously deep, rich bass really shining throughout'(BBC).
'In its early stages, "Day Trip" seems to fall into some familiar postbop traps (too much technique, overwrought themes) but it soon settles into some jubilant improvising from all three, on the kind of bluesy grooves, Latin swingers and inviting ballads that suggest Wes Montgomery has returned to life and found the hippest 21st-century world-music partners he could' (Guardian).
He dazzles on 10 new originals.
"Let's Move" is fast and boppish, "At Last You're Here" is a fine ballad, bound to become a classic - as might his bluesy "Calvin's Keys" and a bittersweet acoustic lament for flood-battered New Orleans, "Is This America?"
For technique, taste and originality, Pat's still the man.
He is alternately pastorally lyrical and hard-swinging, reminding us of his origins in the music of Wes Montgomery and Jim Hall respectively.
Apart from the unmemorable nature of some of the compositions, this is delightful stuff.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly beautiful February 9, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Guitarist Pat Metheny gets together with what he calls "two of the best people on earth"; drummer Antonio Sanchez and bassist Christian McBride - all three of them geniuses in their respective fields, if you ask me - for this beautiful set of 10 songs lasting just over one hour. I often find myself searching for words when reviewing any Pat Metheny project. What's there to say anyway, apart from, it's stunningly beautiful and just as good as (if not better than) I expected it to be? It is very true though, that no new musical ground is broken on this disc - hence the "more of the same" comment by a previous reviewer; a comment I tend to agree with - but that doesn't bother me much. I don't think I could ever get bored of music by Pat Metheny and the album loses no stars from me as a result.

Metheny plays electric guitar for the most, only choosing acoustic guitar on the thinly veiled political lament "Is This America? (katrina 2005)", on which McBride takes a bow to his bass, and then again on "Dreaming Trees". He also plays his trademark guitar synth on "When We Were Free", a cover of a song that originally appeared on the Pat Metheny Group 1996 album Quartet and again on "The Red One", another one I've heard before on I Can See Your House from Here, the 1994 album Pat made with John Scofield. Sanchez and McBride make sure the covers work, in that they both actually add something new to the originals, which were pretty awesome to begin with. Kudos to them.

The guitar/bass/drums trio format has always been my favourite of them all and this particular trio has not let me down. Pick this up if you're a Metheny fan or just interested in sampling some good jazz guitar. It's worth every penny.

One question though, Pat: When's the next PMG album due? It's been three years already!
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Day Trip June 2, 2008
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I'm going to have to say I was disappointed with this album for a number of different reasons. I'll start by saying that it is not by any stretch a bad album, per-se. Metheny does have some serious chops and his new trio-mates, Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez, are both excellent musicians that I have liked for a while in their own rights. Those concessions aside I have to say that I feel like Metheny is stuck in a rut musically speaking. I think its such a shame that Metheny sounds just like last time here. Not that Metheny sounded bad the last time around, just that I was hoping for something different or new to come with the new trio. If there is any exploration here it is tepid at best. At first when I began listening to this album, it struck me as pretty good standard Metheny affair. I found I could not stomach an entire albums worth of it though and began to zone out during Metheny's solo's. The album became for me a vehicle of the two other trio members who are both in fine form here. Still, however, a disappointment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You need to take a "Day Trip". May 18, 2008
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I have listened to this over and over, I can't get enough. One of Metheny's most mature and enjoyable releases. What a pleasure to hear these three great musicians together. Pop this CD into your car stereo and I guarantee you won't be so aggressive behind the wheel. Enjoy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply outstanding February 15, 2008
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What hits you square between the eyes on this disc is the warmth of Pat's guitar tone, his amazing telepathy & synergy with the rhythm section &, finally Sanchez' utter "completeness" as a percussionist (sorry, but this guy ain't just a "drummer", he's the complete rhythm colourist). As for the tunes themselves, they are generally down-tempo (which makes the many intra-tune mood & rhythm changes even MORE glorious) & although not instantly "memorable" I can almost guarantee most will seep into your psyche after a few listens. A brief track by track overview:-
Son of Thirteen: a decent opener, albeit without a memorable "hook" & perhaps a little too much of Pat's trademark "runs" before he virtually stops on a dime to comp behind a shimmering Sanchez "solo" which is well worth the wait & definitely "steals" the tune!
At last you're here: Excellent piece worthy of repeated listens; Pat shows off a number of tricks in the jazz guitarist's armoury here (including a fantastic progression from single notes to chords which gave me goosebumps on the first listen!) plus a stunning solo from McBride with Sanchez again brilliant.
Let's move: as the title implies, probably the most "straight-ahead" tune & perhaps my least favourite for that; rhythmically & technically excellent solo from McBride.
Snova: an underlying bossa nova beat (as the title suggests) & if you close your eyes you can almost imagine the warmth of Pat's guitar tone carrying you with him across the dance floor before the bassman tries to cut in! Incredibly evocative & romantic.
Calvin's Keys: great groove, reminiscent of early swing bands at first but then, by turns, funky, light-hearted & playful. I reckon they must have had great fun with this tune on tour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this CD
Pat's playing and writing on this CD are stellar. One of his very best releases. The first one I had got scratched so this is the second one I've purchased. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Tom Carvell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent new direction for an established artist
I kept hearing tracks from this album on various samplers and eventually bought the whole record. Excellent dynamic interplay between the members of the group ably led by Pat... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robert Zuch
4.0 out of 5 stars pat metheny
used the product many times and was quite pleased with it I would suggest this product to friends for their enjoyment
Published 11 months ago by jlich
5.0 out of 5 stars Another masterpiece!
As a hopeless Metheny Group fan, I generally tended to prefer the group material to his solo offerings and collaborations with other musicians. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Dave Machemer
5.0 out of 5 stars Defective
One track skips on this cd. Other than that the cd is great! Pat has done it again. False advertising.
Published on October 27, 2011 by DeniseJ Holder
4.0 out of 5 stars mellow metheny
nice collaboration with Sanchez and McBride. a nice listen and a typical Metheny production. well worth the purchase and should be enjoyable for all time.
Published on August 31, 2011 by Lowell M. Jeffers
5.0 out of 5 stars Metheny Stretches
OK, I admit to being one of those Metheny fans who like those similarly afflicted by Bob Dylan would probably go thru the man's garbage to discover what secret gems might be... Read more
Published on December 22, 2010 by Gil Carlson
5.0 out of 5 stars Similar, yet improved and refreshing, sound
This album is ostensibly very similar in concept to, say, Metheny's Trio 99->00 album, but yet it's not the same. Read more
Published on March 24, 2010 by Trevis Rothwell
3.0 out of 5 stars Less inspired but just as engaged
3 1/2

The great guitarist may finally be (relatively) mellowing out in old age with a slight degree of unfortunate consistency, though it hardly renders his informed... Read more
Published on December 26, 2009 by IRate
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice
Must admit that this album was very standard Pat Metheny. Although very good it is not out of the ordinary.
Published on December 2, 2009 by Wendy E. Smith
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I also caught this act @ Mpls' Orchestra Hall. You are right it was great. I saw the trio with Mehldau's rhythm section a couple of years prior. I can't say I liked it.
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