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Pat Metheny Group-Offramp (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Pat Metheny Group
Released 1982
Recorded October 1981
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 42:22
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Pat Metheny Group chronology
American Garage
Pat Metheny chronology
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Offramp is the Grammy Award winning third album by Pat Metheny Group, released in 1982. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1983.[3] It is well known for containing the group's signature song, the jazz fusion ballad Are You Going With Me?.

Offramp is the first studio recording on which Metheny used a guitar synthesizer (a Roland GR-300)[4] controlled with a Roland G-303 guitar synthesiser controller.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, except where noted.

Side I
No. Title Length
1. "Barcarole" (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, and Nana Vasconcelos) 3:17
2. "Are You Going With Me?"   8:47
3. "Au Lait"   8:32
Side II
No. Title Length
1. "Eighteen" (Metheny, Mays, and Vasconcelos) 5:08
2. "Offramp"   5:59
3. "James"   6:47
4. "The Bat Part II"   3:50

"The Bat Part II" is a composition originally recorded by Metheny in the collaborative jazz album 80/81, in 1980.



According to Billboard, Offramp reached #1 on the Jazz Album chart – a position it held for 16 weeks[6] – and #50 on the Pop Album chart.


Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1983 Pat Metheny Group Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex (2011). "Offramp - Pat Metheny Group | AllMusic". Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 139. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Brink, Bob (23 November 1984). "Metheny Over Miami". The Miami News. pp. C1. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Birosik, Patti Jean (1989). The New Age music guide: profiles and recordings of 500 top New Age musicians. Collier Books. p. 125. ISBN 978-0-02-041640-1. 
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  6. ^ "Asia Not Minor on Debut; Metheny: U.S. Stands Pat". Billboard. 17 July 1982. p. 5. Retrieved 1 May 2010.