Pat Metheny – Road to the Sun (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Pat Metheny – Road to the Sun (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:33 minutes | 882 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Modern Recordings

There are only a handful of living musicians who can continually reinvent themselves year after year, and even fewer still who can claim to have maintained equal degrees of innovation and excellence across a career spanning decades. Pat Metheny is one of the few artists in the world who can lay claim to such a description. On his 2021 album, ‘Road to the Sun’, Pat Metheny surprises us once again with his seemingly endless ability to harvest new vistas while retaining the instantly recognizable Metheny sound. With two major new works, performed by five of the world ‘s leading guitarists, Metheny charts a new way of obliterating boundaries between genres while simultaneously unveiling new facets of an already expansive personal language.

Pat Metheny, always ready to challenge himself, is back and pulling a double backflip with a decidedly hybrid album, onto which he has invited five virtuoso colleagues who are every bit his equal. For Road to the Sun, the American guitarist brought in Jason Vieaux, a contemporary master of classical guitar, to play Four Paths of Light, his suite for guitar. The centrepiece of the record is Road to the Sun, a six-movement work performed by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (John Dearman, William Kanengiser, Scott Tennant and Matthew Greif). Finally, Metheny, who designed and arranged the whole work, revisits Arvo Pärt’s Für Alina alone, with his 42-string guitar. This work, originally written for piano, closes the album. It represents a new peak of purity for this performer who hits all the right notes… This “classic” outing is not his first: most notably, he has previously recorded Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint. This time, however, the tone is more scholarly and sometimes finds its source in the works of composers such as Francisco Tárrega. But the Metheny touch hasn’t gone anywhere. Every second of this record is alive with colours that will enchant both lovers of, and newcomers to, the classical guitar. – Max Dembo

Tracklist

01. Jason Vieaux – Pat Metheny: Four Paths of Light, Pt. 1
02. Jason Vieaux – Pat Metheny: Four Paths of Light, Pt. 2
03. Jason Vieaux – Pat Metheny: Four Paths of Light, Pt. 3
04. Jason Vieaux – Pat Metheny: Four Paths of Light, Pt. 4
05. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun, Pt. 1
06. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun, Pt. 2
07. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun, Pt. 3
08. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun, Pt. 4
09. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun, Pt. 5
10. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun, Pt. 6
11. Arvo Pärt: Für Alina (arr. Pat Metheny for 42 string guitar)

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