Pat Metheny: Are You Going With Me?


Are You Going With Me?


Pat Metheny (guitar)


Travels (ECM 1252/53)

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Pat Metheny (guitar), Lyle Mays (keyboards), Steve Rodby (bass), Dan Gottlieb (drums), Nana Vasconcelos (percussion).

Recorded: Live at unidentified location, July - November, 1982


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

A guy I used to know complained once that Pat Metheny records were funny because you very often couldn't tell when the guitar was being played. Well, sure, guitar synthesizer is an odd instrument that can sound like so many other things (I once heard Pat play the blues on a television show with a donkey-bray patch!) -- so maybe it's not so obvious that a guitar is the physical source. Case in point: "Are You Going With Me?" finds Metheny and company setting up a slow & sparse vamp that's used as a launching pad for some crazy-intense guitar synth madness. When Pat plays this live, he actually leaves his feet several times during the solos. Levitation? OK, maybe not. But the music is so passionately delivered that you wouldn't be surprised if...

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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  • 1 JP // Feb 23, 2009 at 03:29 AM
    I remember the first time I heard this track (studio version)Holy Crap!. This entire live recording just smokes all the way through. Metheny is a national treasure...