“James”, “The First Circle”, Pat Metheny Group Matherton Tempo Diagrams

The song The First Circle by the Pat Metheny Group,  in particular this live version from their album called One From the Road has Been recognized by many people in the music industry as music simply too original to be pigeonholed. .  As a gues on jazz albums, Pat with any group was able to sell at the level of  pop musicians of their time.  The difference between that Metheny group and the pop musicians was that  The PMG’s  better songs develop over 7-10 minutes – pieces where attention that many escape in to, many have not heard yet.

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