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Day In-Night Out
Mike Metheny
Day In-Night Out
Genre: Jazz
 
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Out of print 1986 jazz cd by Mike Metheny. The band features guitarist Pat Metheny, Dick Odgren, Rufus Reid, Tommy Ruskin, Mitch Coodley, John Lockwood & Bob Tamagni. Track listing: 1. Like the Ocean 2. Day In - Night Out ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mike Metheny
Title: Day In-Night Out
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Impulse!
Original Release Date: 1/1/1986
Genre: Jazz
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 076732575529, 076732575543

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Out of print 1986 jazz cd by Mike Metheny. The band features guitarist Pat Metheny, Dick Odgren, Rufus Reid, Tommy Ruskin, Mitch Coodley, John Lockwood & Bob Tamagni. Track listing: 1. Like the Ocean 2. Day In - Night Out 3. Vanity 4. Segment 5. Saudade 6. Olvidar 7. Lakeview 8. Epilogue
 

CD Reviews

An overlooked gem
Barry Smith | Seattle, WA | 10/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 1986 CD is one of those that sits quietly in my collection, never demanding attention... but every so often I come across it, put it on the player, and am reminded again what jewel it is.

Pat Metheny's older and much lesser-known brother is a consummately tasteful jazz player (perhaps because he started as a classical trumpeter). This release features Mike on flugelhorn with a solid group of backing musicians, including Rufus Reid on bass.

This collection sounds like the midnight set at that cool-jazz club you always wanted to find. The first two tunes offer a warm-up intro: "Like the Ocean" is languid and ethereal, while "Day In-Night Out" gently picks the tempo with Metheny gliding on the electronic EVI while Pat comps tastefully in the background. Then the mood shifts into a seriously introspective groove, with four tunes that will stand against the best combo jazz anywhere. "Vanity" oozes late-night cigarette smoke, spotlighted piano, and silky brushwork on the drums. Then Charlie Parker's "Segment" kicks up the tempo with an intense, world-class erudition that still preserves the feeling of shadows and muted conversation. "Saudade" lightens the ambience with a jazz-samba vamp that highlights Mike's artful and lilting improvisation, echoed by Pat's tasty guitar work. Next comes an acoustic treatment of "Oldivar", a delicious Jobim-flavored ballad by Don Sebesky (who, in my book, is an overlooked genius in jazz composition). The set closes with two Metheny compositions: the straight-ahead mood of "Lakeview Ballad", followed by the minor-key trumpet chorale of "Epilogue".

This hard-to-find CD is a must-have for jazz lovers, primarily on the strength of those middle four tunes.
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