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Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays


  • 1. (It's Just) Talk
    2. Always and Forever
    3. First Circle, The
    4. Letter from Home
    5. Are We There Yet?
    6. If I Could
    7. See the World
    8. Minuano (Six Eight)
    9. Dream of the Return
    10. Every Summer Night
    11. In Her Family
    12. Have You Heard
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1009

  • Credits
    ProducerBob Curnow
    EngineerDouglas Evans

    Bob Curnow's L.A. Big Band includes: Bob Curnow (conductor, arranger), Bob Sheppard (soprano & alto saxophone, flute, clarinet), Danny House (alto saxophonte, flute, clarinet), Rob Lockart (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet), Tom Peterson (baritone saxophone, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet), Bobby Shew, Wayne Bergeron, Don Rader, Ron Stout (trumpet, flugelhorn), Rick Culver, Andy Martin, Chuck Hughes (trombone), Dana Hughes (bass trombone), Bill Cunliffe (piano), Paul Viapiano (guitar), Tom Warrington (bass), Steve Houghton (drums), Brian Kilgore (percussion).
    Includes liner notes by Bob Blumenthal and Bob Curnow.
    All songs written by Pat Metheney and/or Lyle Mays.
    Personnel: Paul Viapiano (guitar); Tom Peterson (flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); Bob Sheppard (flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Danny House (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone); Rob Lockart, Jerry Pinter (flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone); Don Rader, Wayne Bergeron, Ron Stout, Bobby Shew, Buddy Childers (trumpet, flugelhorn); Chuck Hughes , Andy Martin, Rick Culver, Alexander Iles (trombone); Dana Hughes (bass trombone); Bill Cunliffe (piano); Steve Houghton (drums); Brian Kilgore (percussion).
    Liner Note Authors: Bob Blumenthal; Bob Curnow.
    Author: Bob Blumenthal.
    Photographers: Michael Schwartz; Buddy Childers.
    Arranger: Bob Curnow.
    Arranger Bob Curnow transcribed a dozen compositions by Pat Metheny and/or Lyle Mays (originally recorded by the Pat Metheny Group) and adapted them for his Stan Kenton-influenced big band. The instrumentation differs drastically from Metheny's quartet and some of the pieces were originally very electric, but somehow these new renditions make the songs sound as if they were originally designed for this orchestra. The 20-piece big band is full of some of the cream of L.A.'s jazz scene and includes such soloists as trombonists Andy Martin and Rick Culver; saxophonists Bob Sheppard, Rob Lockart, and Danny House; pianist Bill Cunliffe; and a mighty trumpet section. This is an unusual concept that somehow works perfectly and with surprising logic. ~ Scott Yanow

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