Quartet (Pat Metheny album)

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Quartet
Studio album by Pat Metheny Group
Released 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre Jazz, post-bop
Length 66:01
Label Geffen
Producer Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny Group chronology
We Live Here
(1995)
Quartet
(1996)
Imaginary Day
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Quartet (1996) is an album by Pat Metheny Group.

On Quartet Pat Metheny combines his guitar with bassist Steve Rodby, drummer Paul Wertico, and the writing abilities and keyboarding of Lyle Mays. The slow and relaxed sounds are largely improvisations, as the tracks were loosely written or completely improvised on the spot. This gives the album a very experimental and dark feel. The album is mostly acoustic, introducing the Pikasso 42 string guitar as well as other new acoustic guitars. Metheny's GR300 synth guitar is featured on Oceania and Language of Time. The Metheny Group never played these songs live. Metheny himself played "When We Were Free" with his trio and recorded a version on Daytrip. "As I Am" was played during trio concerts with Michael Brecker.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introduction" (Pat Metheny) – 0:57
  2. "When We Were Free" (Pat Metheny) – 5:39
  3. "Montevideo" (Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays/Steve Rodby/Paul Wertico) – 2:55
  4. "Take Me There" (Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays) – 3:39
  5. "Seven Days" (Pat Metheny) – 4:05
  6. "Oceania" (Lyle Mays) – 3:47
  7. "Dismantling Utopia" (Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays/Steve Rodby/Paul Wertico) – 6:53
  8. "Double Blind" (Lyle Mays) – 4:15
  9. "Second Thought" (Pat Metheny) – 2:51
  10. "Mojave" (Pat Metheny) – 3:38
  11. "Badland" (Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays/Steve Rodby/Paul Wertico) – 7:31
  12. "Glacier" (Lyle Mays) – 1:26
  13. "Language of Time" (Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays) – 7:33
  14. "Sometimes I See" (Pat Metheny; includes a :45 hidden track) – 6:01
  15. "As I Am" (Pat Metheny) – 5:05

Personnel[edit]

Musicians:
Production:
  • Latifah Azhar – Photography
  • David Cantor – Photography
  • Carolyn Chrzan – Guitar Technician
  • Rob Eaton – Engineer, Mixing
  • Greenberg Kingsley – Art Direction, Design
  • Ted Jensen – Mastering
  • Joe Lizzi – Assistant Engineer
  • David Oakes – Associate Producer, Technical Coordinator
  • Tom Sheehan – Piano Technician, Piano Tuner
  • David Sholemson – Project Coordinator

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Quartet - Pat Metheny | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011.