Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman: Song X
Recorded: Power Station, NYC. December, 1985
Rating: 91/100 (learn more)
In what can only be considered a musical perfect storm, Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette and Denardo Coleman crystallized the Ornette aesthetic into this aural diamond. That stellar rhythm section pushes Coleman and Metheny to nearly explosive levels of intensity. The interlocked (yet somehow completely independent) sax and guitar lines argue, collide, and finally cooperate to produce a defining moment in the careers of both men. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski