Pat Metheny – One Quiet Night

Pat Metheny
One Quiet Night

(Warner – 2003)
by Paula Edelstein

Guitarist Pat Metheny plays softly and sweetly on nine original songs and three great covers to offer his listeners a different perspective of his musical talents. The 15-time Grammy winning artist plays a solo set on a baritone guitar and effectively lends his ambience to “Don’t Know Why,” “My Song,” and “Ferry Across The Mersey.”

He beautifully updates these now well-known songs to a level of enjoyment even though they’ve been heard hundreds of times in other musical settings. Two of the more enjoyable original compositions arrive in the form of “One Quiet Night” and “Peace Memory.”

To this writer, they are more enjoyable particularly for their symbolic meaning, lovely melodies and the harmonious feelings emanating from Metheny’s placid strumming and tender picking. This is great mood music and just right if you’re directly exposed to the stresses and strains of the world today. Just pop in ONE QUIET NIGHT into your CD player and let it take you away from it all. These songs are right on time and give you the feeling of quiet solitude as Metheny so graciously intended.

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