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Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman, Song X

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Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman, Song X

Audio CD

Disk ID: 195770

Disk length: 48m 45s (8 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1986

Label: Unknown

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“Song X” Tracks & Durations

1. Song X 5:38
2. Mob Job 4:13
3. Endangered Species13:19
4. Video Games 5:21
5. Kathelin Gray 4:15
6. Trigonometry 5:09
7. Song X Duo 3:08
8. Long Time No See 7:36

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Pat Metheny confounded fans and critics alike with this opening salvo for his new label, Geffen, delivering among the most uninhibited, collective meltdowns ever released on a major pop label. Song X served notice that this was one artist who refused to be pigeonholed. In joining forces with jazz maverick Ornette Coleman, Metheny midwifed a compelling declaration of principles on behalf of experimental musicians. Jack DeJohnette and Denardo Coleman throw down on acoustic and electronic percussion, and stalwart bassist Charlie Haden holds down the time. Metheny and Coleman journey through the interstellar regions of collective improvisation on the saxophonist's fulminating title tune and "Video Games" (with Metheny's room-full-of-mirrors synth guitar inventions) while unleashing a horde of killer bees on "Endangered Species." Still, for all the collective freneticism, the lyrical, swinging side of each artist is well represented on the Tex-Mex airs of "Trigonometry," the bluesy "Mob Job" and the elegant "Kathleen Grey." --Chip Stern