Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman: Song X

Track

Song X

Artist

Pat Metheny (guitar) and Ornette Coleman (alto sax)

CD

Song X (Nonesuch 79007)

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Musicians:

Pat Metheny (guitar), Ornette Coleman (alto sax), Charlie Haden (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums), Denardo Coleman (drums).

Recorded: Power Station, NYC. December, 1985

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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

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