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The Way Up

Label: Nonesuch Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Opening, Part One, Part Two, Part Three.

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Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up

Read "The Way Up" reviewed by Eddie Becton

The Way Up marks guitarist Pat Metheny's debut release on the Nonesuch label. Metheny fans are in for treat, 68 uninterrupted minutes of pure Pat Metheny Group, inconspicuously evident upon recognizing the CD's four tracks, “Opening," “Part One," “Part Two," and “Part Three." Each movement, appropriately called because every track aside from “Opening" ranges from 15 ...

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Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up

Read "The Way Up" reviewed by Alain Londes

City traffic noises briefly lead into an inviting, fast introduction. Such is the opening of the Pat Metheny Group's most recent release. Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, the original Group's brain trust, have created a 68-minute suite that encapsulates a number of stylistic devices introduced throughout the history of their collaboration. Steve ...

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Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up

Read "The Way Up" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

Pat Metheny hasn't exactly been on a roll lately. The guitarist typically alternates safe and daring work, satisfying mainstream hordes while reassuring purists he's still among the modern masters. But lately it's been more mellow and less leaving the nest, and some of it sounds long in the tooth. So it's refreshing that, even ...

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Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up

Read "The Way Up" reviewed by Doug Collette

Titled with his customary forward-thinking optimism, The Way Up is Pat Metheny's first project for Nonesuch Records. For all its intricacy, this ambitious group endeavor, a single extended composition in four parts, brings to mind the earliest, and comparatively simpler, works of the guitarist composer when he first established a four-piece band under his own name ...

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The Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up

Read "The Way Up" reviewed by AAJ Staff

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 ...


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