Pat Metheny: San Lorenzo
Pat Metheny (6- and 12-string guitars)
Pat Metheny Group (ECM 1114 825 593-2)
Recorded: Talent Studio, Oslo, 1978
Rating: 89/100 (learn more)
A series of ringing chords opens the Pat Metheny Group’s self-titled 1978 debut album and introduces the world to an outfit that would become one of jazz’s most popular and enduring bands. “San Lorenzo” evinces the accomplished playing and melody-rich compositions, rooted in jazz but incorporating myriad musical elements, that continue to define the Metheny Group sound to this day.
Reviewer: Lucy Tauss