Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Marc Johnson, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell|
Sound of Summer Running
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Bassist Marc Johnson has excelled at attracting smart, thoughtful bands for his periodic studio dates, none smarter or more instantly engaging than the de facto supergroup drafted for his Verve label debut. The Sound of Su... more »
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Bassist Marc Johnson has excelled at attracting smart, thoughtful bands for his periodic studio dates, none smarter or more instantly engaging than the de facto supergroup drafted for his Verve label debut. The Sound of Summer Running is a fitting image for this deceptively breezy, nearly telepathic summit between Johnson, guitarists Bill Frisell and Pat Metheny, and drummer Joey Baron, a dream team that makes its collective technical prowess invisible. Hearing Frisell and Metheny--arguably the two most original and identifiable guitar stylists in modern music--establish their relaxed, playful dialogue would be reason enough for this meeting, but Johnson's focal role as composer with an unforced lyricism along with Baron's consistently superb percussion make this a sound for all seasons. --Sam Sutherland
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Daniel V. Gomes | Osasco-SP Brazil | 01/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a big enthusiast of Pat Metheny's music. This was my first contact with Bill Frisell, who can rival in talent with Metheny.
It was a great surprise to hear such instrumental album, even though sometimes it just gets distant from standard jazz, from such great musicians.
It evokes memories from places we might have never seen but gets to musically make these places close.
The title is maybe a quote to a Ray Bradbury short tale where the author remembers his youth after buying a new sport shoes and goes around the fields to run while the summer starts.
While it musically traces the atmospheres of the country side of America, it also presents a summary of the music
we would hear there.
Bill Frisell and Metheny simply create very inspiring guitar melodies.
Altough the music might not be complex, after all it is based on simple ideas, it is rich and it will please your brain and fill it with images."
W. M. Shipman | Gloucester, VA United States | 03/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What a dream. I don't profess to liking everything Pat Metheny has done, or to having listened to everything that Marc Johnson has done, but this is lovely. If you can't drift away to the sounds of Porch Swing then you just don't get it."
Very refreshing rhythms and melodies
Daniel V. Gomes | 11/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is very listenable and creative jazz. A nice synthesis of
all three artists. Won't disappoint if you like the best of Frisell and Metheny."