Aware that my mood and my writing have been trending darker, I’ve been trying to post as many uplifting pieces as possible. Have one right now;
Many virtuosi are more concerned with promoting themselves than with making music as it should be made. Pat Metheny is not of their ilk. Unparalleled in skill among jazz guitarists, he is nevertheless first and foremost a musician, whether as a composer or a performer. Live, he exhibits a joyous discipline that’s become all too uncommon in contemporary jazz. He and keyboard wizard Lyle Mays have produced a body of work for which I can find no equal.
“Rain River” was first recorded on the 1992 Secret Story album.