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The Pat Metheny Songbook - A New Jazz Canon, Part 1


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This week we launch a series of episodes that, from time to time, we'll look at the work of contemporary jazz players as composers, rather than performers, from Tim Berne to Geri Allen, Bill Frisell, Carla Bley, John Zorn, Brad Mehldau and many more.

We are starting this series with Pat Metheny, the author of countless unforgettable compositions.

Happy listening!


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Bob Curnow's L.A. Big Band "Every Summer Night" Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays (MAMA) 0:16
  • Host talks 7:17
  • Kurt Elling "Minuano" Man In the Air (feat. Laurence Hobgood & Stefon Harris) (Blue Note) 9:59
  • Cristiano Stocchetti Quartet "Travels" Travels (Robin Hood) 17:47
  • Host talks 22:59
  • Kevin Mahogany "Free" Another Time Another Place (Warner) 24:35
  • Billy Drummond "The Bat" Dubai (Criss Cross) 29:34
  • George Colligan "Better Days Ahead" Return to Copenhagen (SteepleChase) 34:16
  • Host talks 38:38
  • Orion Saxophone Quartet "Jaco (feat. Gary Foster)" Among Friends (feat. Gary Foster) (Tapestry) 41:21
  • Jason Vieaux "In Her Family" Images of Metheny (Azica) 47:10
  • Paul Motian Trio "Kathelin Gray" Motian in Tokyo (JMT) 50:29
  • Host talks 57:21
  • Mario Stantchev "James" Autumn Leaves in Sofia (Gega) 58:56
  • John Law "Unquity Road" Re-Creations, Vol. 2 (33 Jazz) 1:04:30
  • Moncef Genoud Trio "John McKee (Pat Metheny)" It's You (Dinemic Jazz) 1:08:34
  • Host talks 1:13:52
  • Ahn Trio "Yuryung" Blue (Self-released) 1:15:55
Photo credit: Luciano Rossetti

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