Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Blu-ray of the Month - "Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Project"
Pat Metheny: "The Orchestrion Project" (EagleVision) 2012
Directed by Pierre Lamoureux & François Lamoureux
Produced by Pat Metheny
Co-Produced by Steve Rodby
Mixed by Pete Karam
You've never seen anything similar before. This superb 3-D Blu-ray -- filmed by Grammy and Emmy Award winning directors Pierre & François Lamoureux at the former St Elias Church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in November 2010 -- features guitar wiz Pat Metheny performing with the Orchestrion, a vast collection of mechanical instruments that surround Pat Metheny in this atmospheric setting.
The focus of the performance is the "Orchestrion Suite," a work written specifically for this combination and debuted on Pat Metheny's Orchestrion album released earlier in 2010. Added to this are other tracks from across Metheny's prolific career going right back to "Unity Village," from his debut solo album "Bright Size Life" in 1976 and including other tracks from the seventies, eighties and nineties. This is a unique collaboration between a master guitarist and the pinnacle of mechanical music.
1) Unity Village
2) Orchestrion Suite: Entry Point / Expansion / Soul Search / Spirit Of The Air / Improvisation #2 / Sueño con México / Stranger In Town Bonus Tracks: Improvisation #1 / 80/81 Broadway Blues / Tell Her You Saw Me / Antonia
Disc Two - An additional disc with over an hour of bonus material:
1) The Making Of The Orchestrion Project 2) Interview 3) Original EPK 4) Studio Session: Orchestrion 5) Studio Session: Expansion