Orchestrion (album)

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Studio album by Pat Metheny
Released January 26, 2010
Recorded October, 2009
Genre Jazz
Length 52:04
Label Nonesuch
Producer Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny chronology
Tokyo Day Trip
What's It All About
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz [2]

Orchestrion is a studio album of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. It was released by Nonesuch Records on January 26, 2010.

Metheny's original orchestrionic instruments were custom-built by Eric Singer and LEMUR (League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots), Ken Caulkins at Ragtime West, Mark Herbert, Cyril Lance, and Peterson Electro-Musical Products. The set includes pianos, marimba, vibraphone, Orchestra bells, basses, guitarbots, percussion, cymbals and drums, blown bottles, and other custom-fabricated acoustic mechanical instruments, keyboard.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Pat Metheny.

No. Title Length
1. "Orchestrion"   15:48
2. "Entry Point"   10:28
3. "Expansion"   8:35
4. "Soul Search"   9:19
5. "Spirit of the Air"   7:45



Year Chart Position
2010 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 3[3]
2010 Billboard 200 114[3]


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Pat Metheny: Orchestrion > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 21, 2011.
  2. ^ Kelman, John (19 January 2010). "Pat Metheny: Orchestrion". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Orchestrion - Pat Metheny". Allmusic. Retrieved September 21, 2011.