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June 10, 2011

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. But also, I always just thought it was a great melody, with that big leap at the end of the first phrase. And form wise, the way it goes through this whole thing and then starts back up again to make the same build again. My take on it harmonically colors in some of what I always thought was implied in there.”

Pat’s new recording What’s It All About, which will be available on June 14th, is a beautiful solo outing featuring a variety of classic popular songs performed mainly on the Baritone acoustic guitar.

Pat Metheny: What’s It All About

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