Beyond The Missouri Sky CD (1997)

Artist: Haden/Metheny

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Label Uni/verve
SKU 60350582
UPC 731453713024
UPC 14 00731453713024
Format CD
Release Date 2/25/1997
Author Haden/Metheny
Associated Artist/Work Brubeck, Dave
Associated Artist/Work Burton, Gary
Associated Artist/Work Burton, Gary (Vibes)
Associated Artist/Work Coleman, Ornette
Associated Artist/Work Corea, Chick
Associated Artist/Work Haden, Charlie
Associated Artist/Work Hall, Jim
Associated Artist/Work Hancock, Herbie
Associated Artist/Work Johnson, Marc (Bass)
Associated Artist/Work Mays, Lyle
Associated Artist/Work Mays, Lyle (Piano)
Associated Artist/Work Metheny
Associated Artist/Work Metropole Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Metropole Orkest
Associated Artist/Work Mitchell, Joni
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pastorius, Jaco
Associated Artist/Work Pat Metheny Unity Group
Associated Artist/Work Scofield, John
Associated Artist/Work Wertico, Paul
Associated Artist/Work Zorn, John (Composer)
Artist Influence Attila Zoller
Artist Influence Bill Evans (Piano)
Artist Influence Gary Burton (Vibes)
Artist Influence Jim Hall
Artist Influence Jimi Hendrix
Artist Influence John Coltrane
Artist Influence John McLaughlin
Artist Influence Miles Davis
Artist Influence Milton Nascimento
Artist Influence Ornette Coleman
Artist Influence Wes Montgomery
Artist Contemporary Al Di Meola
Artist Contemporary Bill Connors
Artist Contemporary Bill Frisell
Artist Contemporary Brad Mehldau
Artist Contemporary Charlie Haden
Artist Contemporary Dave Holland (Bass)
Artist Contemporary David Sanborn
Artist Contemporary Derek Bailey
Artist Contemporary Earl Klugh
Artist Contemporary Elements
Artist Contemporary Esperanza Spalding
Artist Contemporary Gary Burton (Vibes)
Artist Contemporary Gilad Hekselman
Artist Contemporary Jack DeJohnette
Artist Contemporary Jaco Pastorius
Artist Contemporary Joe Pass
Artist Contemporary John Abercrombie
Artist Contemporary John McLaughlin
Artist Contemporary John Scofield
Artist Contemporary Jonathan Kreisberg
Artist Contemporary Julian Lage
Artist Contemporary Keith Jarrett
Artist Contemporary Lage Lund
Artist Contemporary Larry Coryell
Artist Contemporary Lee Ritenour (Jazz)
Artist Contemporary Lyle Mays (Piano)
Artist Contemporary Michael Brecker
Artist Contemporary Mick Goodrick
Artist Contemporary Mike Stern (Guitar)
Artist Contemporary Nan  Vasconcelos
Artist Contemporary Old and New Dreams
Artist Contemporary Ornette Coleman
Artist Contemporary Pat Martino
Artist Contemporary Rory Stuart
Artist Contemporary Sonny Sharrock
Artist Contemporary Stanley Clarke (Double Bass)
Artist Contemporary Steve Laury
Artist Contemporary Tal Farlow
Artist Follower Ben Monder
Artist Follower Cuong Vu
Artist Follower Emily Remler
Artist Follower Kurt Rosenwinkel (Guitar)
Artist Follower Leni Stern
Artist Follower Mike Stern (Guitar)
Artist Follower Richard Bona
Artist Follower Steve Cardenas
Artist Follower Sting
Technical Info
Engineer Jay Newland
Producer Pat Metheny; Charlie Haden
CatalogID 5371302
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 02/01/1997
Original Release 1996
Number of Discs 1
Length 69m : 11s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731453713024
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Charlie Haden (bass); Pat Metheny (various instruments, acoustic guitar).
Principally recorded at Right Track Studio, New York, New York in 1996. Includes liner notes by Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny.
BEYOND THE MISSOURI SKY won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group.
Personnel: Pat Metheny (acoustic guitar).
Audio Mixer: Jay Newland.
Liner Note Authors: Pat Metheny; Charlie Haden.
Recording information: Clinton Recording Studios (1996); Right Track Studio, New York, NY (1996).
Photographers: Latifah Azhar; Janush Kawa; Tom Dietrich.
Arrangers: Pat Metheny; Charlie Haden.
Metheny and Haden have a lot in common. They're two of the most respected musicians at the vanguard of contemporary jazz, and they've worked together in Metheny's own band as well as with people like Ornette Coleman, Abbey Lincoln and Michael Brecker. They're both innovators who've blazed new trails on their respective axes. They're also both from small towns in Missouri, which is the underlying theme of this collaboration. Essentially an acoustic duet album, MISSOURI SKY finds these old friends joining together to paint an aural landscape that evokes the wide open spaces and heartland Americana of the place where they grew up.
The album mixes original tunes by Haden and Metheny with some carefully chosen outside material, including Jimmy Webb's "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" and Roy Acuff's "Precious Jewel." All the tunes on the album benefit from the precision and grace of Metheny's acoustic guitar and the thoughtful fluidity of Haden's bass.
Artist Overview
Jazz guitar innovator Pat Metheny first appeared in the mid-'70s as a prodigy in Gary Burton's band, and soon thereafter was leading his own group. He is among the few jazz artists who've become household names--his music has appeal well beyond jazz audiences. He has used his success to pursue many less popular side projects. Ever the explorer, Metheny has been a pioneer of the guitar synthesizer, a champion of the avant garde, and a unifier of musical styles, incorporating rock, pop, folk, country and many global influences into his unique vision of jazz.
Professional Reviews
Q (5/97, p.122) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...some of the most elegant, eloquent duets you could wish for..."
Down Beat (4/97, p.50) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Almost hypnotically slow and whispered, the 13 'short stories' of BEYOND THE MISSOURI SKY have a cumulative lulling effect that induces relaxation at the least, and total stupor at best..."
Disc 1
1 Waltz For Ruth
2 Our Spanish Love Song
3 Message To A Friend
4 Two For The Road
5 First Song
6 Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, The
7 Precious Jewel, The
8 He's Gone Away
9 Moon Song, The
10 Tears Of Rain
11 Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme)
12 Cinema Paradiso: Main Theme
13 Spiritual

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