Pat Metheny Group - Offramp (rel.1990)
Front Cover Album Info
Artist/Composer Pat Metheny Group
Title Offramp
Length 42:22 Discs: 1 Tracks: 7
Format CD Packaging Jewel Case
Label ECM Cat. Number 817138
Style Fusion Rating
Musicians Credits
Pat Metheny guitars
Lyle Mays piano, synth.
Nana Vasconcelos percussion
Steve Rodby bass, el.bass
Danny Gottlieb drums
Producer Manfred Eicher
Engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug
Engineer Gregg Lunsford
Track list
Barcarole 03:18
Are You Going With Me? 08:51
Au Lait 08:31
Eighteen 05:09
Offramp 05:58
James 06:45
The Bat Part II 03:50
AMG Review (4 1/2):
If 1980's As Wichita Falls, So Falls Wichita Falls was defined by Pat Metheny's charisma, its less accessible but certainly rewarding successor, Offramp, finds him leaning more toward the abstract. But as cerebral as Metheny gets on such atmospheric pieces as "Are You Going with Me" and "Au Lait," his playing remains decidedly lyrical and melodic. Clearly influenced by Jim Hall, the thoughtful Metheny makes excellent use of space — choosing his notes wisely and reminding us that while he has heavy-duty chops, he's not one to beat us over the head with them. Even when he picks up the tempo for the difficult and angular title song, he shuns empty musical aerobics. Throughout the CD, Metheny enjoys a powerful rapport with keyboardist Lyle Mays, who also avoids exploiting his technique and opts for meaningful storytelling. — Alex Henderson