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ECM Records Touchstones: Part 1

Read "ECM Records Touchstones: Part 1" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Every album ever released by ECM Records would be readily available in a better world. But that, understandably, is not the case. The German label, founded by Manfred Eicher—who still holds the helm—debuted in 1969 with pianist Mal Waldron's Free At Last. In the ensuing five-plus decades, the Edition of Contemporary Music (ECM) has made the world a better place, releasing well over 1,700 albums. The label is often said to display an aesthetic, though it would be hard to ...


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Your Favorite Living Jazz Guitarists

Read "Your Favorite Living Jazz Guitarists" reviewed by Michael Ricci

Member votes were tabulated and this list represents our favorite living jazz guitarists. Fully transparent and easily verifiable, All About Jazz's living guitarists poll was conducted during the 2022 calendar year running from May 3rd to November 30th. We would like to thank every member who participated in creating this impressive list (200 total!) for the next generation of jazz enthusiasts. Note: This list represents the top vote-getters. Hundreds of guitarists received votes, but we capped the results ...


Radio & Podcasts

Live music from Igor Wilcox, Third Rail, Soft Machine and Pat Metheny

Read "Live music from Igor Wilcox, Third Rail, Soft Machine and Pat Metheny" reviewed by Len Davis

The live concerts continue with Brazilian drummer Igor Willcox from Live at Jazz Room, Third Rail, Harvey S Trio, Soft Machine, Jan Hammer, Pat Metheny, and Marcus Miller. Playlist Igor Wilcox “Lifetime" from Live at Jazz Room 2019 (Record Label) 00:00 Third Rail “You Rang" from Live across Europe (Aerohead) 08:46 Harvey S Trio “Moments Notice" from Going For It-Live (Savant) 17:32 Soft Machine “Hidden Details" from Live at Baked Potato (Moonjune) 26:14 Jan Hammer “Twenty One" from ...


In Pictures

Pat Metheny Trio at the Ferguson Center for the Arts

Read "Pat Metheny Trio at the Ferguson Center for the Arts" reviewed by Mark Robbins

Pat Metheny arrived at Newport News' Ferguson Center for the Arts on a cold and rainy Friday night to an audience willing to brave both the weather and Covid to hear live music again. Traveling with Metheny to promote his new album, Side-Eye NYC (Modern Recordings, 2021), was pianist/keyboardist/organist James Francies (who accompanies Metheny on the album) and jny: New Orleans' drummer Joe Dyson (replacing album member Marcus Gilmore). The first two songs of the 90-minute set were ...


Radio & Podcasts

Pat Metheny, Gerald Gradwohl, Alex Sipiagin, Nicholas Llerandi and Lee Puckett

Read "Pat Metheny, Gerald Gradwohl, Alex Sipiagin, Nicholas Llerandi and Lee Puckett" reviewed by Len Davis

New releases from 2021 including Robin & The Hoods, Desertion Trio, Scary Goldings, Pat Metheny and Alex Sipiagin. Playlist Robin & The Hoods “Moonfall" from Moonfall (Self Produced) 00:00 Desertion Trio “Albion" from Numbers Maker (Cuneiform) 05:43 Accordo Dei Contrary “The Short Century" from U R (Cuneiform) 11:32 Gerald Gradwohl “Jabo" from Episode 6 (Self Produced) 17:15 Scary Goldings “Bruise Cruise" from Bruise Cruise (Pockets) 22:58 Pat Metheny “Lodger" from Side Eye (BMNG) 28:32 Etienne Mbappe “Samah Xarit" ...


Radio & Podcasts

Pat Metheny, Roland Hanna, Charlie Porter and more!

Read "Pat Metheny, Roland Hanna, Charlie Porter and more!" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We celebrate the early life of a Kansas City legend in guitarist Pat Metheny by way of the new book by author Carolyn Glenn Brewer called Beneath Missouri Skies. The 723rd Episode begins with a song off Side-Eye NYC. Then, we hear Pat's older brother Mike Metheny. From there, we celebrate new releases from Greg Germann, Adrianne Duncan, Charlie Porter and Luke Carlos O'Reilly. We finish it all up with a Boston-based guitarist with deep KC roots in John Stein. ...


Live Review

Pat Metheny Side Eye at the Paramount Theatre

Read "Pat Metheny Side Eye at the Paramount Theatre" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Pat Metheny Side Eye Paramount Theatre Denver, CO October 9, 2021 Forrest Gump said life is like a box of chocolates--you never know what you'll get until you dive in. Pat Metheny is like that. His most popular confection, The Pat Metheny Group, could always be counted on for a sweet, yet sophisticated flavor. Beyond the PMG however, Metheny's many recipes sometimes delighted, sometimes puzzled, and even occasionally proved indigestible for some of his many ...


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