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One Quiet Night
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on 20 January 2015
This is the predecessor to "What's it all about", which, when I first heard it, I thought was just a bit of a "pot-boiler" from PM between Orchestrion Project releases. I bought a copy of "Whats It All About" as it was cheap, but I played it.
Let me say, that CD rapidly became one of my favourites and I don't regret for a moment having bought it, just a little ashamed that I ever doubted "The Great One".
On the strength of that experience, I bought "One Quiet Night" and love it, too. Both CDs feature PM on his Baritone Guitar (which is a 6-string guitar tuned lower than a "normal guitar" (about a fifth (musically)). The sleeve notes explain it to be a home recording made on the night his new Baritone Guitar arrived. Anyone recognise that feeling? So even superstars are human, after all.
If you like Pat Metheny's music, you will like this CD.
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I bought this album back in 2003, when it was first released. I go through phases with it. Sometimes, I'll listen to it repeatedly, and then I'll ignore it for a year or so. I've been listening to it again lately, and I'm reminded how beautiful it is. It's a monotonous album, in many ways; all moody, mellow guitar tracks, but the tone is cloying. Metheny plays some beautiful acoustic guitar, and it sounds like he's in the room. There's a lot of fingering noise; the guitar was miked very closely, and there's a tad too much reverb (which is at odds with the closeness of the instrument), but the overall sound is lush and sweet. Simply a beautiful album by a great guitarist.
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on 17 August 2014
This is Pat Metheny at his best playing some of his own compositions for solo baritone guitar.
The sort of music for a quiet evening in front of a warm fire, just relaxing.
If that's your scene I would recommend this CD.
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on 23 August 2007
I heard one of the tracks on the radio and bought the album on the strength of it. There is not a dud track on the album. In the liner notes Metheny describes it the realisation of a long held plan to make "a whole record with one single guitar, no overdubs or extra parts; to do a totally solo acoustic record". This gives the record it beautifully pared back sound which allows every inflexion of Metheny's astonishing playing to come through. But the thing that I love about this record is the fact that on each track, to paraphrase Lester Young, Metheny simply sings us a song with his guitar. (He doesn't literally sing.)

The other thing that I love is the relative simplicity of the playing. Metheny eschews needless ornamentation and experimentation for experimentation's sake - he even strums the guitar from time to time!

I recommended this album to the best guitar player I know who thought it was a masterpiece. He told me how the shop assistant fell into a kind of religous celebration of the record when it was presented for purchase.
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on 19 July 2010
This is really good stuff, but then Pat Metheny is always good. However, I have a slight preference for his more laid-back pieces and if you share that taste (think 'Beyond the Missouri Sky' with Charlie Haden) then you will love this. Aw, just get it!
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 24 October 2003
Great late night listening with a glass of wine. Enjoy!
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on 25 March 2011
I played this on my waterproof MP3 and swum, what felt like effortlessly, for a solid 50 minutes today - such brilliant music and the best wind down from a hard week's work ever. Metheny is wonderful!
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