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Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1975-1984 (Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz) by [Mervyn Cooke]

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Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1975-1984 (Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz) UK ed. Edition, Kindle Edition

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Metheny's contributions to jazz, as highlighted by Cooke, are his ambitious narrative trajectories that developed into complex forms, novel harmonic progressions (or other methods of organizing harmonic material), and use of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1975-1984, is a thoughtful and enjoyable study of Metheny's music and his importance to jazz. ― James Mason, Notes

Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 19751984, is a thoughtful and enjoyable study of Methenys music and hisimportance to jazz. ― James Mason, University of Toronto, Notes

I've now read Cooke's account twice, always with the music to hand, and it's revelatory. Jazz studies of this quality are still rare, but quite a few of them are in the same Oxford series, which ought to be on every collectors' shelf. ― Brian Morton, Jazz Journal --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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"Metheny's contributions to jazz, as highlighted by Cooke, are his ambitious narrative trajectories that developed into complex forms, novel harmonic progressions (or other methods of organizing harmonic material), and use of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1975-1984, is a thoughtful and enjoyable study of Metheny's music and his importance to jazz." -- James Mason, Notes "This book offers a richly textured view of Metheny's early recordings. Named as a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master in 2018, he has attained something of the status of an elder statesman of jazz. As with, for example, Herbie Hancock's recordings during this time, Metheny's ECM output ranged between pop-influenced music and more straight-ahead jazz contexts, with all of it reflecting a high degree of improvisational prowess and integrity. Giving the recordings the serious scholarly attention they deserve, Cooke presents the story lucidly, with a balance of technical and general information likely to appeal to a wide readership." --Keith Waters, Music & Letters "I've now read Cooke's account twice, always with the music to hand, and it's revelatory. Jazz studies of this quality are still rare, but quite a few of them are in the same Oxford series, which ought to be on every collectors' shelf." --Brian Morton, Jazz Journal "The fact that Cooke only illuminates Pat Metheny's ECM years and thus captures only a quarter of the work that has since been released (44 albums) is by no means a disadvantage. Often he looks beyond the horizon, to the years 1985 and following; and draws connecting lines from there to the investigation periodEL The result is a massive accumulation of original compositions to which he can relate to without even the slightest hint of stylistic disagreement." --JazzCity --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B071WSKPHN
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Oxford University Press; UK ed. edition (1 June 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 17807 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 322 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0199897670
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