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Archive for June, 2011

10
Jun

Video: Pat Metheny Covers a Carly Simon Classic

“To me, there were always several interesting things about this piece,” Metheny says of Carly Simon’s first major hit (That’s The Way I Always Heard It Should Be), “not the least of which is the way that she moves from root minor key to the major key just a half step above it so effortlessly in a way that is almost invisible. Read moreRead more

8
Jun

Winter’s Solstice

Legendary musician, and Grammy-Award winner, Paul Winter has pioneered music that blends jazz, classical, world and environmental sounds into his brew of what he calls “Earth Music.” For nearly fifty years Winter has traveled the world with his Consort ensemble exploring vast music traditions and spreading his vision, desire and message of a balanced music-ecological community around the globe. His goal with his art and humanitarian message is to create a vital celebration of the creatures and cultures of the whole earth. Read moreRead more

7
Jun

Pat Metheny Introduces “What’s It All About”

After nearly 40 recordings under his own name, this is the first Pat Metheny album where there is not a single Metheny composition represented. But far from being a “covers” album, this a personal view of ten classic songs, some very well known, some less so, filtered through the harmonic and melodic ideology of a modern master with a most individual approach. Read moreRead more

7
Jun

Living Room Spin: The New Gary Burton Quartet

I recently had the great pleasure of hanging out with the new Gary Burton Quartet in support of their recording. To prepare for the video shoot and interview, I listened to the new CD at least five times straight through and the music captured on Common Ground was even better than I expected. Read moreRead more