The Way Up

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The Way Up
Pmg - way up.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 25, 2005 (2005-01-25)
Recorded2003–2004
StudioRight Track Recording, New York City
GenreJazz, jazz fusion
Length68:07
LabelNonesuch
ProducerPat Metheny
Pat Metheny chronology
One Quiet Night
(2003)
The Way Up
(2005)
Metheny/Mehldau
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz(favourable)[2]

The Way Up is an album by Pat Metheny Group, released in 2005. It won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

Background[edit]

The album consists of one 68-minute-long piece, split into four tracks solely for CD navigation. The album is a showcase for the band's ability in solo improvisation and dynamics. Swiss multi-instrumentalist Gregoire Maret joined the Group for the album's recording and tour, being showcased on the harmonica.

As part of the album's promotional tour, the Group performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival and a concert was recorded in South Korea and released on DVD.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.

No.TitleLength
1."Opening"5:17
2."Part One"26:27
3."Part Two"20:29
4."Part Three"15:54
Total length:67:27

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians:

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Title Category
2006 Pat Metheny Group The Way Up Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Video[edit]

All tracks written by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.

No.TitleLength
1."Opening"5:03
2."Part One"29:00
3."Part Two"21:49
4."Part Three"13:00
5."Interview"22:29
Total length:91:21

Personnel live[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Running time: 91 minutes
  • Recorded live in LG Arts Center, Seoul, Korea, 2004
  • Directed and edited by Steve Rodby
  • Produced by Pat Metheny
  • Executive producers – Ted Kurland and David Sholemson
  • Recorded by Pete Karam and David Oakes
  • Mixed by Rob Eaton
  • An Eagle Eye Media release. Eagle Eye Media a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Way Up - Pat Metheny Group | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  2. ^ Kelman, John (20 January 2005). "Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 17 October 2013.