This impressive concert was part of a gig in which Pat Metheny promoted both the original album Parallel Realities (released under Jack DeJohnette's name even if Metheny was the composer of half of the tunes) and Metheny's own album Question and Answer (with Dave Holland and Roy Haynes). While Parallel Realities was mostly a duo featuring DeJohnette and Metheny - with both playing keyboards here and there and Herbie Hancock adding some colour on acoustic piano - the concert band was a quartet, adding Dave Holland on bass. The program played in Philadelphia included only two songs from the original album Parallel Realities, “Indigo Dreamscapes” and “Nine Over Reggae”. It also included a version of Miles Davis' “Solar”, which was the opening song from the album Question and Answer. DeJohnette had first recorded his song “Blue” in 1977 for the LP Gateway 2, and he made a new studio version in 1988 for the album Triplicate (Dave Holland was on bass for both trio projects). Metheny's first version of his number “The Bat” was recorded in 1980 and issued on the album 80/81. While no Hancock composition had been recorded on the studio LP, two of his tunes were played at the concert: “Hurricane” and the popular “Cantaloupe Island”, which closed the show. As a bonus, we have included a quartet selection featuring Metheny and DeJohnette with Dewey Redman and Miroslav Vitous, and a Metheny solo clip.
Faixas do DVD:
01 SHADOW DANCE (Dave Holland) 15:21
02 INDIGO DREAMSCAPES (Jack DeJohnette) 7:03
03 NINE OVER REGGAE (Jack DeJohnette-Pat Metheny) 7:34
04 SOLAR (Miles Davis) 13:01
05 SILVER HOLLOW (Jack DeJohnette) 8:30
06 THE GOOD LIFE (Ornette Coleman) 6:07
07 BLUE (Jack DeJohnette) 7:02
08 HURRICANE (Herbie Hancock) 15:30
09 THE BAT (Pat Metheny) 8:23
10 CANTALOUPE ISLAND (Herbie Hancock) 9:31
11 BROADWAY BLUES (Ornette Coleman)* 9:35
12 GUITAR CLOUDS (Pat Metheny)* 7:18
11: Pat Metheny (g), Dewey Redman (ts),
Miroslav Vitous (b), Jack DeJohnette (d).
Woodstock Jazz Festival, New York,
September 19, 1981.
12: Pat Metheny (guitars). New York, 1991.