Pat Metheny: Farmer's Trust


Farmer's Trust


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, vocals).

Composed by Pat Metheny


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


Rating: 96/100 (learn more)

I'll get right to the point: "Farmer's Trust" contains some of the prettiest and most romantic melodies that Pat Metheny has ever committed to tape. Pat's more 'open' compositions are often tagged with labels such as “pastoral” and “Midwestern.” While those terms are somewhat vague, they actually make perfect sense in the context of this wonderful ballad. Metheny plays a gorgeous melody line that sets up a short series of guitar and piano turns. All the while, Steve Rodby is at his understated best in his support role. I tell you, you can just imagine the wide-open spaces and waving grasses.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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