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Pat Metheny

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 07 February 2010

Pat Metheny has moved away from his "One Quiet Night" concept where played continually for hours and took his favourite moments to make his new album called "Orchestrion"

Orchestrion brings a musical idea from the late 19th and early 20th centuries - a large mechanical multi-instrument device that uses actual orchestral instruments of various types, called an "orchestrion". Metheny's concept includes a large ensemble of acoustic instruments - including several pianos, drum kit, marimbas, "guitar-bots", dozens of percussion instruments and even cabinets of carefully tuned bottles. Through Metheny's guitar and compositional mind, five new original pieces showcase the instruments as they are struck, plucked, and otherwise played via the technology of switches and pneumatics. Metheny worked for months with a brilliant team of scientists and engineers to develop and assemble the "New Orchestrion" for this project.
The programme also features part of a concert set featuring Bill Frisell, recorded in Austria last year.

PLAYLIST

Title:Black Coffee
Artist:Gwilym Simcock, Piano (with James Maddren, Drums/Yuri
Goloubev, Double Bass)
Album:Blues Vignette
Label:Basho Records SRCD 32-2
Track:4 (CD2)
Comp:Sonny Burke (arr. Simcock)
Publ.InAllSeriousness/Big Life
Dur:05.11

Title:Islands Of The Sun
Artist:Trichotomy
Album:Variations
Label:Naim Jazz NAIMCD 131
Track:1
Comp:Sean Foran
Publ.Head Publishing (Mushroom Music, Australia)
Dur:06.15

Title:Orchestrion
Artist:Pat Metheny
Album:Orchestrion
Label:Nonesuch 7559 79847-3
Track:1
Comp:Pat Metheny
Publ.Gema/BIEM
Dur:01.17

Title:Orchestrion
Artist:Pat Metheny
Album:Orchestrion
Label:Nonesuch 7559 79847-3
Track:1
Comp:Pat Metheny
Publ.Gema/BIEM
Dur:04.06

Title:Entry Point
Artist:Pat Metheny
Album:Orchestrion
Label:Nonesuch 7559 79847-3
Track:2
Comp:Pat Metheny
Publ.Gema/BIEM
Dur:08.18

Title:Spirit of the Air
Artist:Pat Metheny
Album:Orchestrion
Label:Nonesuch 7559 79847-3
Track:5
Comp:Pat Metheny
Publ.Gema/BIEM
Dur:07.40

Title:The Look of Love
Artist:Shirley Horn, Piano/Vocal - Charles Ables, Bass - Steve
Williams, Drums
Album:Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival
Label:MJF RECORDS MJFR 30313
Track:3
Comp:Bacharach/David
Publ.Colgems/EMI Music
Dur:

EBU Recording, recorded by the Radio Station, ATORF, Austria in October 2009
TitleSkippy
ArtistBill Frisell, Guitar/Ron Miles/Trumpet/Eyvind Kang, Viola/Hank
Roberts, Cello
CompThelonious Monk
Dur05.18

EBU Recording, recorded by the Radio Station, ATORF, Austria in October 2009
TitleRetrato
ArtistBill Frisell, Guitar/Ron Miles/Trumpet/Eyvind Kang, Viola/Hank
Roberts, Cello
CompAntonio Carlos Jobim
Dur04.23

EBU Recording, recorded by the Radio Station, ATORF, Austria in October 2009
TitleBeautiful Dreamer
ArtistBill Frisell, Guitar/Ron Miles/Trumpet/Eyvind Kang, Viola/Hank
Roberts, Cello
CompStephen C Foster
Dur04.46

EBU Recording, recorded by the Radio Station, ATORF, Austria in October 2009
Title26-2
ArtistBill Frisell, Guitar/Ron Miles/Trumpet/Eyvind Kang, Viola/Hank
Roberts, Cello
CompJohn Coltrane
Dur05.00

Title:Nos
Artist:Xango
Album:Turbilhao
Label:Zitto Music ZTO 1015
Track:3
Comp:Ennio Righette/Silvia Donati
Publ.Zitto Music (MCPS)
Dur:04.10.

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