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Pat Metheny Group - Travels (1983) [2CDs] {ECM 1252/53}  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 22, 2016
Pat Metheny Group - Travels (1983) [2CDs] {ECM 1252/53}

Pat Metheny Group - Travels (1983) [2CDs] {ECM 1252/53}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 557MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Now well into its gliding Brazilian-tinged mode, the Pat Metheny Group hits the road, as this two-CD set catches the band live in Dallas, Philadelphia, Hartford, Sacramento, and Nacogdoches, TX. Percussionist Naná Vasconcelos is still listed as a "special guest," but ever since Wichita Falls, he had not only been a part of the group, he was the transforming element in the Metheny "sound," adding his various shakers, effects and ethereal vocals. Sidekick Lyle Mays gets deeper into floating, glistening synthesizer textures, but he is still able to take formidable and touching solos on acoustic grand piano. Still experimenting with new hardware, Metheny's work on a detuned guitar synthesizer gives the live "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" an exotic Balinese-like sound.

Pat Metheny Group - Offramp (1982) [Repost, New Rip]  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 3, 2016
Pat Metheny Group - Offramp (1982) [Repost, New Rip]

Pat Metheny Group - Offramp (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Fusion | Label: ECM | # ECM 1216, 817 138-2 | Time: 00:42:25

If 1980's As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls was defined by Pat Metheny's charisma, its less accessible but certainly rewarding successor, Offramp, finds him leaning more toward the abstract. But as cerebral as Metheny gets on such atmospheric pieces as "Are You Going with Me?" and "Au Lait," his playing remains decidedly lyrical and melodic. Clearly influenced by Jim Hall, the thoughtful Metheny makes excellent use of space, choosing his notes wisely and reminding listeners that, while he has heavy-duty chops, he's not one to beat everybody over the head with them. Even when he picks up the tempo for the difficult and angular title song, he shuns empty musical acrobatics. Throughout the CD, Metheny enjoys a powerful rapport with keyboardist Lyle Mays, who also avoids exploiting his technique and opts for meaningful storytelling.
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (1981) {ECM 1190}

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (1981) {ECM 1190}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 228MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Like the echo of a grand landscape, Metheny and Mays create an atmospheric meditation on traveling across the great open expanse of America As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls. By turns introspective and hymn-like, soaring and transcendent, the music resonates with a rural spirit, to which the Brazilian percussion of Nana Vasconcelos brings a more universal feel. Both "It's For You" and the epic title track evoke sonic vistas that touch a nerve with their layered keyboards and guitars. "Ozark" is a dynamic track featuring piano propelled by gentle percussion, while "September Fifteenth" is a quiet and deeply moving dedication to pianist Bill Evans. "Estupenda Graca" is like a gentle prayer sung both as closure, and in anticipation of the travels to come.
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls - 1981 (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls - 1981
Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-96 kHz | Redbook 16 Bit-44 kHz | FLAC | Cue | No Log | Scans | FP*FF*TB | 891 MB + 232 MB
1981 / Genre: Jazz - Fusion / ECM - DE

As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls is a collaborative album by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, released in 1981. The title makes reference to Wichita, Kansas and Wichita Falls, Texas. The title tune clocks in at just under 21 minutes. It is one of the only albums where Metheny not only acts as both the lead and accompanying guitarist but also the bassist, as each track uses fair amounts of overdubbing. The track "September Fifteenth" is in reference to September 15, 1980, the day the American jazz pianist Bill Evans died. Metheny and Mays cite Evans as a main influence.

Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day Live (2001) [repost]  

Posted by Melaron at Dec. 31, 2011
Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day Live (2001) [repost]

Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day Live (2001) [repost]
Video: PAL, MPEG2 Video at 6.974 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS at 755 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Jazz, Fusion Jazz | Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd | Copy: Untouched | Runtime: 93 min | 6,57 Gb (DVD-9)

First and foremost, let's establish one thing. This review has absolutely nothing to do with my friend and fellow Blogcritic Mark Saleski, who is known to anyone who reads this site regularly as a somewhat big Pat Metheny fan. I've actually been listening to Metheny for quite some time myself. Though I admit that up until recently viewing this marvelous concert captured on DVD by the folks at Eagle Rock, that I'd lost track of Metheny for a number of years. But before we get to that, and at the risk of possibly angering Saleski and a few of our other music scribes like Pico, I've got a few words to say about jazz in general these days.

Pat Metheny Group - Travels 2 LP - REPOST - 1983 (24/96 Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Arend at July 2, 2011
Pat Metheny Group - Travels 2 LP - REPOST - 1983 (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Pat Metheny Group - Travels 2 LP - REPOST - 1983
Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-96 kHz | Redbook 16 Bit-44 kHz | FLAC | Cue | No Log | Covers | RS Links | 1,90 GB + 547 MB
1983 / Genre: Jazz-Fusion - ECM Records - Germany

The Pat Metheny Group is a jazz group founded in 1977. The core members of the group are guitarist and bandleader Pat Metheny, composer, keyboardist and pianist Lyle Mays (who was part of the group's inception in 1977), and bassist and producer Steve Rodby (joined in 1980). Other long-standing members include Paul Wertico who was the drummer for 18 years.

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (1981) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Full Scan Covers | MU, RS | 911 MB 3% recovery
1981 | Genre: Jazz fusion | Label: ECM | 11190 | US pressing
Rated 4 out of 5 star by AllMusic Guide
Peaked #1 on Billboard Jazz Albums chart 1981

The regrettable title aside, this joint solo effort by Metheny and regular pianist and collaborator Lyle Mays is an impressive outing. In the process of stretching out away from the confines of the quartet setting of prior albums, Metheny and Mays presage the sleeker and more ethereal sound of the band's Geffen years on portions of the title track.
(Stephen Cook - AllMusic Guide)

Pat Metheny Group - Travels 2 LP (24/96 Vinyl Rip)  Music

Posted by Arend at Jan. 18, 2010
Pat Metheny Group - Travels 2 LP (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Pat Metheny Group - Travels 2 LP (24/96 Vinyl Rip)
ECM Records Germany
Vinyl Rip in 24 bit-96Khz DVD | Redbook 16 bit-44Khz CD | FLAC | no cue | no log | Covers | RS Links | 1,89 GB + 547 MB
Genre - Jazz Fusion | 1983

Great live album from a creative Supergroup!
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls - 1981 [ECM 1190]

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls [ECM 1190]
APE log cue covers | 213,9 mb
ECM | Jazz
Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays: As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls

Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays: As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
Jazz ECM-1190 | 1981 | FLAC 238MB - MP3 320 102MB | Time 43:34 | Front Cover