CHARLIE HADEN PAT METHENY CINEMA PARADISO

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Making the album complete is “The Moon Song”, a new Johnny Mandel song that has never been recorded until now. In the end, I think we have come up with an interesting hybrid. His melodies, chords and voicing are unique unto him. Ruth and I really feel like he is part of our family. I hope everyone enjoys listening to this music as much as I enjoyed making it. I wanted to do something that would obviously include straight duets, but would also include the more expansive, use of modern musical instruments and the recording studio itself, which I have admired as a trademark of Pat’s own records for many years. Some are songs that would obviously function well as duets, but some are songs where I could imagine an almost orchestral approach, using the various additional guitars and synths that Pat has managed to incorporate so naturally and organically into his sound.

I also want to thank my wife Ruth for all of her creative inspiration, insight, and feedback throughout, Jean-Philippe Allard for believing in my music, my son Josh for his great song, and my daughters Rachel, Petra and Tanya for their great ears. I really want to thank Pat Metheny for all the hard work and dedication he put into making this music very special and beautiful. I have been saving songs for this recording for some time now. At the beginning of the protect, I sent Pat a cassette of four songs I had been thinking about for this record to inspire him and to give him an idea about what kind of record I wanted to make. I hope everyone enjoys listening to this music as much as I enjoyed making it. Ruth and I really feel like he is part of our family. I first met Pat Metheny almost 25 years ago in , I was in Miami, Florida playing a concert with Ornette Coleman when Pat, who would have been about 18 at the time, introduced himself to me.

His melodies, chords and voicing are unique unto him.

Pat and I have talked about making this duet album for many years and now, finally, we’ve taken the time to record it. I wanted to do something that would obviously include straight duets, but would also include the more expansive, use of modern musical instruments and the recording studio itself, which I have admired as a trademark of Pat’s own records for many years. His musical presentation is always beyond category, and his sense of the sound in music that comes from the feeling of this country is uncanny.

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Over the next few years, throughout the mid’s, we would sometimes talk on the occasions when we would play concerts opposite each other during Pat’s stay in Gary Burton’s band, and mine with Keith Jarrett.

I also want to thank my wife Ruth for all of meteny creative inspiration, insight, and feedback throughout, Jean-Philippe Allard for believing in metheby music, my son Josh for his great song, and my daughters Rachel, Petra and Tanya for their great ears.

Our criteria for choosing songs were simply to find beautiful melodies and chords that inspired us. He called me back right away to say that he loved all of the songs, and in fact, we went on to record them all, They were: I call his sound, “contemporary impressionistic americana”.

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My feeling was that this would limit the possibilities of what a true collaboration between the two of us could be, given the range of music that we are both interested and involved in. Making the album complete is “The Moon Song”, a new Johnny Mandel song that has never been recorded until now. I also had two of my original compositions, “Our Spanish Love Song” and “First Song” in mind, and a brand new piece, which I also composed especially for this album that I dedicated to my wife, called “Waltz for Ruth”.

We recorded all of this music as a straight duo, then, on about half the tunes, used the material that was suggested in the duets themselves as starting points for some subtle additional orchestrations to fill the tunes out; sometimes a single extra acoustic guitar, sometimes more involved synclavier orchestration, but always in the service of, and derived from, what we actually played.

In the end, I think we have come up with an interesting hybrid. Of course he is from Missouri, as I am, which surely has something to do with it. When Ruth Cameron and I were married inPat was my “best man”.

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Some are songs that would obviously function par as duets, but some are songs where I could imagine an almost orchestral approach, using the various additional guitars and synths that Pat has managed to incorporate so naturally and organically into his sound. Hden have always admired Pat’s musical vision. I really want to thank Pat Metheny for all the hard work and dedication he put into making this music very special and beautiful.

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Since then we have toured, played and recorded together in lots of different contexts; from Ornette Coleman to Michael Brecker to Abbey Lincoln and many others. Pat wanted to do a completely acoustic album. Be sure to visit Charlie’s Web Site. He has a rare gift that enables him to communicate the harmonies and melodies he hears in a way that reaches all different kinds of listeners, while always retaining the kind of depth and beauty only found in the best chaglie music.

Ruth and I really feel like he is part of our family. He is an innovator in mettheny sound he gets, as he is in his composing and improvising. It was a labor of love.

Pat and I both liked one of my son Josh’s songs called “Spiritual”, which he recorded with his group Spain on their album “The Blue Moods of Spain”, so that was naturally included. At the beginning of the protect, I sent Pat a cassette of hadne songs I had been thinking about for this record to inspire him and to give him an idea about what kind paradixo record I wanted to make.

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I have been saving songs for this recording for some time now. I first met Pat Metheny almost 25 years ago inI was in Miami, Chsrlie playing a concert with Ornette Coleman when Pat, who would have been about 18 at the time, introduced himself to me. I hope everyone enjoys listening to this music as much as I enjoyed making it.