Sunday, 17 April 2011

Pat Metheny: Last Train Home


Uploaded on May 27, 2008 by cascade6060

Wikipedia: Pat Metheny
Patrick Bruce "Pat" Metheny (born August 12, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist and composer.

One of the most successful and critically acclaimed jazz musicians to come to prominence in the 1970s and '80s, he is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, post-bop, latin jazz and jazz fusion. Pat Metheny has three gold albums and 17 Grammy Awards. He is the brother of jazz flugelhornist and journalist Mike Metheny.

Wikipedia: Pat Metheny Group
The Pat Metheny Group is a jazz group founded in 1977. The core members of the group are guitarist and bandleader Pat Metheny, composer, keyboardist and pianist Lyle Mays (who was part of the group's inception in 1977), and bassist and producer Steve Rodby (joined in 1980).

Wikipedia: Still Life (Talking) (album)
Still Life (Talking) is an album by the Pat Metheny Group, released in 1987 by Geffen Records. It features fusion and crossover jazz, combining Brazilian jazz-influenced harmonies with jazz, folk, and pop elements.

The album was recorded at Power Station, New York, New York from March to April 1987.

The song "Last Train Home" was used in a Christmas commercial by the Florida-based supermarket chain Publix, featuring relatives traveling to Florida by train for Christmas. The commercial aired every holiday season from 1987 to 1996. "Last Train Home" was also featured during The Weather Channel's "Local on the 8's" playlist in April 2000.

Music evokes emotions. And here? Going home. Everything is going to be all right. The day is done. The good fight is over. The light is on. There's warmth. Nostalgia.


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