Pat Metheny: Omaha Celebration


Omaha Celebration


Pat Metheny (guitar)


Bright Size Life (ECM)

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Pat Metheny (guitar), Jaco Pastorius (electric bass), Bob Moses (drums).

Recorded: December 1975


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

This was always one of my favorite songs from this album. I remember the first time I heard it and I couldn't help but wonder with astonishment how Metheny played the way he did at the age of 22. The music to this song is very fitting to the title of the song. The interaction between the group on this album solidifies why this is one of the purest trio jazz albums recorded during the post 1960s. Pastorius is very subdued on this song but he also sounds mature beyond his age, playing simple but effective bass movements that clearly establish and maintain the pocket.

In a little over 4 minutes, Metheny, Pastorius, and Moses, play enough great music that I want to pack my bags and see what Nebraska is all about. I highly recommend this track for anyone that wants to dig deeper than the title track on this album.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley


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