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stoogefright 01-17-2008 05:14 PM

Pat Metheny - Greatest Jazz Guitarist Ever?
 
I think so!

Urban Hat€monger ? 01-17-2008 05:20 PM

Maybe you could explain why

right-track 01-17-2008 05:22 PM

Best jazz guitarist ever?...nope!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...-Pikasso_I.jpg

^ He has my respect for playing this though...even cardboard adolescents outrageous musical contraption can't top that.

right-track 01-17-2008 05:29 PM

I reckon he'd need about 5 arms to play that thing.

right-track 01-17-2008 05:31 PM

...or extremely long fingers.

axeman1 02-20-2008 09:06 PM

Pat's awesome no doubt...original genius that has stood the test of time. I still love Watercolors... old ECM record...Check out the tune "Lakes"...

Polly Glott 02-23-2008 07:00 AM

I don't think it's about best or even worse... If you like what you hear when listening to Pat Metheny, it's good enough!!

Personally i enjoy his work throughout the years, even though i wouldn't classify him to be the best guitarist.

JonSz 03-01-2008 08:42 PM

I think he's one of the best, but I think he's the most popular which gives him an edge on people's opinion about him. He's definitely in the top 5 though.

Vandyman 03-03-2008 08:42 AM

John McLaughlin is my favorite
But it all comes down to personal opinion in the end. Metheny is great too.

SATCHMO 03-07-2008 10:33 AM

My faves:
Grant Green
Wes Montgomery
Kenny Burrell

Pats got the chops, but I have a hard time of thinking of him as a "jazz" guitarist. He's too "new Age" for my tastes

jackhammer 03-07-2008 10:49 AM

I would like to hear some more Metheny. I love his work on one of my favourite live albums Shadows and Lights by Joni Mitchell.


SATCHMO 03-07-2008 11:01 AM

Iv'e seen other videos from this show, although I was more in tune with watching Jaco play. Didn't even know till this vid that Pat was there too.

jackhammer 03-07-2008 11:12 AM

Jaco does dominate but the whole band are so damn good. I will have to get that album. I used to have it on vinyl back in the good old days!

RoboChrist 04-27-2008 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SATCHMO (Post 452150)
My faves:
Grant Green
Wes Montgomery
Kenny Burrell

Pats got the chops, but I have a hard time of thinking of him as a "jazz" guitarist. He's too "new Age" for my tastes

He gets a bad rap in my opinion, but it's partly his fault for writing and performing all the commercial stuff he does.

He did a nice straight ahead album with John Scofield a few years ago called I Can See Your House From Here. There's a few tunes on it where they stomp on the distortion and let it rip for a few choruses :) Bill Stewart on drums too :love:

phallpdx 05-27-2008 10:18 PM

His new trio album is really good. It is with Antonio Sanchez and Christian McBride. However, other FANTASTIC jazz guitarists are John Scolfield and Bill Frisell. It gets to a point where they are all so amazing you can't judge...

MusicIsFun 07-17-2008 04:28 PM

What about Joe Pass? I really like his stuff, anyone there with me?

teh seamonster 07-25-2008 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phallpdx (Post 484922)
His new trio album is really good. It is with Antonio Sanchez and Christian McBride. However, other FANTASTIC jazz guitarists are John Scolfield and Bill Frisell. It gets to a point where they are all so amazing you can't judge...

Well said. For me, it's apples and oranges that are being compared. Definitely depends on the mood and person.


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