Quartet (Pat Metheny album)

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Quartet
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Studio album by Pat Metheny Group
Released 1996
Recorded May 1996
Studio Right Track Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz, jazz fusion
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 the Pat Metheny Group. The album features Pat Metheny on guitar, Lyle Mays on keyboards, Steve Rodby on bass, and Paul Wertico on drums. Most of the tracks were loosely written or improvised, using several unusual instruments. The Group itself never played these songs live, though Metheny played "When We Were Free" with his trio and recorded a live version on the album Day Trip. "As I Am" was played during trio concerts with Michael Brecker.

Metheny remarked in a podcast retrospective that the improvisational late-middle portions of, Quartet contain some of the darkest music the Group has ever recorded. He also stated that "When We Were Free" is a personal standout for him, especially Mays's piano solo.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

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.