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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pat Metheny Group, Hempstead, NY, 11-17-1979 (Pre-FM)

This is a really great recording of the original Pat Metheny Group.  This was recorded just after the bands second album American Garage was released.  American Garage reached number one on the jazz album charts.  While the American Garage album itself was not technically recorded very well the compositions were good and the album was for many a great introduction to the transcendent sound of this band.
Pat Metheny Group
Hofstra Playhouse
Hempstead, NY
November 17, 1979

SBD > Pre-FM
Pat Metheny - Guitars
Lyle Mays - Piano, synthesizers, organ, autoharp
Mark Egan - Electric and acoustic bass
Dan Gottlieb - Drums
Disc 1
01. Phase Dance
02. Airstream
03. April Joy
04. Unity Village > The House Of The Rising Sun > The Windup
05. The Epic
Disc 2
01. James
02. Old Folks
03. Jaco
04. The Magician's Theater
05. San Lorenzo
06. (Cross The) Heartland
07. American Garage
Recording notes:
WLIR/WRVR broadcast, Pre-FM source. This recording is directly from
the broadcast truck's soundboard, not the house board.
Sorry about link two not working.  It should work now. 


  1. Thank you so much for this great recording AZ! Hope all is well with you my friend!


  2. Hi,
    Thanks for great show, but there's a problem with disc 2. Can You fix it? Please

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  4. Thank you! This band was a primary inspiration for me to become a professional musician. Please repost CD2!

  5. Thank you very much. Great stuff & thanks for re-upload.

  6. Thank you so much for yet another wonderful listen!