Pat Metheny: Minuano (Six Eight)


Minuano (Six Eight)


Pat Metheny (guitar)


Still Life (Talking) (Nonesuch 79948)

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Pat Metheny (guitar), Lyle Mays (keyboards), Steve Rodby (bass), Paul Wertico (drums),

Armando Marcal (percussion, voice), David Blamires (voice), Mark Ledford (voice)


Composed by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays


Recorded: Power Station, New York. March/April, 1987


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

Like many songs from Metheny's 'Brazilian period,' "Minuano (Six Eight)" displays his penchant for making use of various influences within a single, multifaceted structure. A swirling introduction features wordless vocals that foreshadow the main theme brought forth in the second section. Pat then takes an extended guitar solo that seems like it's ready to burst as it leads into a restatement of the head. Just as you're ready for another repeat of that theme, an abrupt left turn is taken and a small army of percussion takes over, playing some inspiring marimba by way of Steve Reich. This makes the final return to the main melody all the more surprising. Really great stuff.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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