Pat Metheny: (Cross the) Heartland


(Cross The) Heartland


Pat Metheny (6 & 12-string guitars)


American Garage (ECM 1155)

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Pat Metheny (6 & 12-string guitars), Lyle Mays (), Mark Egan (bass), Dan Gottlieb (drums).

Recorded: Longview Farm, North Brookfield, Massachusetts, June 1979


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

A fairly early example of the Pat Metheny Group’s genre-inclusive style, this aptly titled track combines a buoyant melody colored by jazz, rock and country elements and a lively, jangly rhythm to create a sense of motion and evoke a trip through wide-open spaces. Cheery and irresistible -- if only all travel could be this joyous!

Reviewer: Lucy Tauss

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