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A bit lonely!
on 29 March 2013
I've just finished watching and listening to Ritenour's "Overtime" blu ray (for the 50th time I guess) and watching Orchestrion blu ray after makes me want to write a review. Even though Pat is my favourite musician ever I can't but notice that the older he gets the crazier he is. I mean after great and warm feeling watching Lee, Dave and guys (and girls) performance (relaxed, enjoyable) when watching this piece of robot musicians Pat seems like a mad scientist that nobody understands. Like he's trying to prove something to himself! I mean Lee is enjoying music. He enjoys interacting with fellow musicians and enjoys making music, no matter if it is and old piece from an vintage album or a newer one. I know it is not true but seems like Pat stopped having fun making music. He's having fun with means of making music.
I miss days of Travels, White Album, Witchita, Still Life... Don't get me wrong, I like Orchestrion but as some reviewer wrote - what's the point of this!!! To prove that machines can replace men? To prove that nobody plays with him better than him? I don't know... He has became too much of an elitist and too little of a musician with heart! I gave this Blu ray 4 stars because it's Metheny and because generally tunes are fine, but that's is the road to someplace else other than what we liked about him. Oh yeah, and now he's going to release an album TAP! Great (not)!