Pat Metheny – And I Love Her (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
From the album "What's It All About" (2011)
Label: Nonesuch/Warner Music
Pat Metheny's website: patmetheny.com.
Pat Metheny (born 1954, USA) started his career in the 1970s. His talent as a guitar player was recognized by the legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton who offered the young Pat Metheny a place in his quartet. Later, Metheny started his own trio with Bob Moses on drums and the legendary Jaco Pastorius on bass.
Metheny is gifted with an incredible ability to switch between musical styles and attitudes. It is always exciting to discover in which direction he is developing. It can be hard to predict his ideas, but to say that he has changed style since his previous release is usually a safe bet!
"And I Love Her"
The track "And I Love Her" receives the Pat Metheny treatment. The original Beatles version of this beautiful melody dates back to 1964. For decades, Pat has been among the most versatile guitarists on the jazz scene. His style has always been characterized by a strong desire to experiment with the tonal possibilities typical of the experimental jazz scene.
Here, however, you almost get the impression that Pat Metheny has surrendered to the music, as his interpretation emphasizes the inner peace and integrity of this composition which stand in dramatic contrast to the chaos that surrounded the Beatles at the time. The quality of this sound recording is excellent and, with good speakers in your sound system, it is very easy to hear that Pat Metheny plays a guitar with nylon strings.