A free form jazz guitar record by a pioneer of the genre. Metheny plays with a carefree breezy dexterity here, yet manages to keep things tight with his tour de force power trio. Sometimes it feels as though he is playing on air, all the while maintaining his signature style just barely painting within the lines of traditional jazz structure. A young Jaco Pastorius stays on top of the groove with beautiful melodic bass playing while the drumming from the “veteran” of the group Bob Moses keeps things together maintaining a loose improvised feel that makes for an increasingly gratifying listen each time. The title track is the most popular cut but don’t miss B1 Midwestern Night Dream for the record’s most haunting and delicate work.
– Michael Friedman
Recommended- A1 Bright Size Life, A3 Unity Village, B1 Midwestern Night Dream
Tags: ECM / Instrumental / Pastoral