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Music of Pat Metheny
Bob Curnow's L.A. Big Band
Music of Pat Metheny
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

An amazingly successful translation of the inimitable compositions of the Pat Metheny Group into the idiom of big band jazz.


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All Artists: Bob Curnow's L.A. Big Band
Title: Music of Pat Metheny
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mama Records
Original Release Date: 10/3/1994
Re-Release Date: 1/31/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 734956100926


Album Description
An amazingly successful translation of the inimitable compositions of the Pat Metheny Group into the idiom of big band jazz.

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Debbie B. (debs) from ATKINSON, NH
Reviewed on 1/3/2010...
Love this cd! Music of Metheny and Mays, arranged for a big band. Excellent players, very tight arrangements.
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How did I miss this gem!
A. Davis | Greenville, SC | 07/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first stumbled upon this recording, I thought someone was playing a trick on me. Pat Metheny's music with a big band is a natural fit. This recording bristles with energy and thought. The gorgeous melodies are savored and surrounded by big brass and strong rhythms. I can imagine that Metheny and Mays smiled when they listened to this disc. I saw The Pat Metheny Group live two years ago and they blew me away. I have been a fan of his since the Pastorious recordings, and he keeps getting better and better. This CD takes his music to another level. Let's pray that Mr. Curnow will round up the big band in 2000 and do a follow-up recording of Pat's more recent work. I would love to see Pat collaborate with Curnow to do a live double CD that would send us all to 7th heaven. This is a truely found treasure."
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B. Radley | Arlington, TX United States | 05/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Exhilarating! PMG fans and Big Band Fans rejoice. After hearing some of my favorite groups' tunes mutilated in elevators and grocery stores, I could be a little gun-shy of this album. Fortunately, our local Jazz College's radio station plays it often. At some point I knew I had to own it. This album combines the intricate, thoughtful and emotional composing of Metheny/Mays, Curnow's expert arranging, and brilliant performances by a line up of the best players around. As a huge PMG fan, I am very familiar with the music. To hear these compositions played by a super talented big band is much like my first listen to Switched On Bach. What? Bach with a electronic tone generator? When I heard Minuano (Six Eight), I first retrieved and reinserted my popped out eyes, then searched around on the floor for the jaw I dropped. It is startling to hear these favorites redone so well. Even the collage album art is reminiscent of many PMG albums.What is not surprising is that a dedicated Jazz educator like Curnow is associated with the MAMA foundation. Copies of the album and its charts are donated to music schools and museums. Profits are plowed back into to foundation to produce more great music. (...)Outstanding audio quality, soaring solos, richly textured arrangements, excellent guitar and piano where it is needed. These all add up to a fresh and uplifting take on some of the finest music ever written. Now you buy!"