Pat Metheny Group "Speaking Of Now"

Pat Metheny Group "Speaking Of Now"

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Pat Metheny Group
Speaking Of Now
The Story
With "Speaking Of Now", their eleventh studio album, the Pat Metheny Group has evolved to a new level, a new high and a joyous new stride in their journey of discovery. With three exciting new faces in the band, Metheny and his longtime pianist/collaborator, Lyle Mays, join bassist and co-producer Steve Rodby (now in his 20th year with the band) to once again challenge the basic premise of what a modern day jazz group can be, delivering a collection of music that delights and resonates with its unique musical perspective into the now of this moment in time while striking a universal and timeless note of hope that will speak to listeners everywhere.
The Music
07:40 As It Is Instrumental
10:13 Proof Instrumental
07:08 Another Life Vocal
09:22 The Gathering Sky Instrumental
08:24 You Instrumental
06:04 On Her Way Instrumental
09:52 A Place In The World Instrumental
04:43 Afternoon Instrumental
08:04 Wherever You Go Instrumental
The Artists
Pat Metheny Acoustic, Electric & Synth Guitars, Production, Additional Digital Editing
Lyle Mays Acoustic Piano, Keyboards, Production
Steve Rodby Acoustic Bass, Cello (Track 1), Production, Digital Editing, Lead Sheet Preparation
Richard Bona Vocals, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar (Track 4), High Fretless Electric Bass (Tracks 7 & 9)
Cuong Vu Trumpet, Vocals
Antonio Sanchez Drums
David Samuels Additional Percussion, Marimba
Rob Eaton Engineering, Mixing, Digital Editing
David Oakes Production Assistance
Andrew Fellus Engineering Assistance
Pete Karam Post-Production Preparation
Wally Dunbar Lead Sheet Preparation
Carolyn Chrzan Guit. Technician
Tom Sheehan Piano Tuning and Technician
Ted Jensen Mastering
David Sholemson Project Coordination
Recorded 2001 at Right Track Studio, NYC.

Mastered at Sterling Sound.

Artwork and dseign by the Doyle Partners.

Studio photography by Latifa.