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Lyle Mays Quartet: The Ludwigsburg Concert

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Intentionally or not, keyboardist Lyle Mays seems to maintain a public profile that's lower than low. His most famous engagement is his tenure in a group named for someone else (The Pat Metheny Group), and The Ludwigsburg Concert is only his sixth solo release since his eponymous solo debut for Warner Bros. Jazz in 1985, and ...

India to Italy, Brazil to Slovenia–Where WON'T Jazz Go?

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While growing up in the Northern Ontario mining town of Sunbury, he was known as “Sam." But in his early twenties, Sundar Viswanathan reconnected with his Indian name and heritage, and, through several conservatory courses spanning North Indian classical to Turkish maquam music, ...


The Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up-Live

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The Pat Metheny Group
The Way Up Live
Eagle Eye Media

If you were fortunate enough to see The Pat Metheny Group perform The Way Up in concert, watching this DVD will reaffirm your impression of the care and expertise that went into the stage presentation ...


The Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up

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From the opening sounds of traffic in Manhattan to the ascending coda, the Pat Metheny Group's The Way Up is a penetrating 68-minute statement about the search for meaning.

Pat Metheny has been a clear voice in jazz since the release of his classic treatise, Bright Size Life, produced when he was 22 years ...