Pat Metheny’s ‘What’s It All About’ is a solo album of cover versions recorded in February 2011 and released on June 14, 2011 by Nonesuch.
Track Listing : 1.The Sound Of Silence (Paul Simon) – 06:33 . 2.Cherish (Terry Kirkman) – 05:28 . 3.Alfie (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 07:46 . 4.Pipeline (Bob Spickard, Brian Carman) – 03:28 . 5.Garota De Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes) – 05:12 . 6.Rainy Days And Mondays (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) – 07:12 . 7.That’S The Way I’Ve Always Heard It Should Be (Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman) – 06:03 . 8.Slow Hot Wind (Henry Mancini, Norman Gimbel) – 04:28 . 9.Betcha By Golly, Wow (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) – 05:18 . 10.And I Love Her (Lennon–Mccartney) – 04:22
Musicians : Pat Metheny – Solo Baritone Guitar, 42-String Guitar, 6-String Guitar, Nylon-String Guitar
Production : Produced By Pat Metheny . David Oakes – Engineer . Pete Karam – Engineer . Pete Karam – Mixing . Ted Jensen – Mastering
Package : Barbara De Wilde – Design . Sandrine Lee – Photography
Recorded In February 2011.
Released On June 14, 2011 By Nonesuch.
All About Jazz
With What’s It All About, Metheny’s ability to think outside the box never comes at the expense of losing sight of it, making music that’s easy and accessible, but with deeper layers simmering just beneath its calm surface. […]
But these flashes of stylistic innovation are rare. For the most part, it’s all supremely controlled, sweetly inoffensive and velvety smooth. Metheny’s many fans are 100% guaranteed to love every moment. […]
But What It’s All About marks a welcome return to his jazz roots, even if it sometimes seems too laid-back. Metheny’s skill in re-imagining familiar material, rather than simply copying the originals note-for-note, is indeed impressive and should attract his original fans who may yearn for a simpler, more intimate portrait of the artist. […]