Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny

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Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny
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ReleasedMay 6, 2016 (2016-05-06)
RecordedFebruary 4–6, 2015
Studio Avatar Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz, avant-garde jazz
Length53:19
Label Nonesuch
Producer Cuong Vu
Pat Metheny chronology
The Unity Sessions
(2016)
Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny
(2016)
From This Place
(2020)

Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny is a studio album by Vietnamese jazz trumpeter Cuong Vu and American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, with additional musicians Stomu Takeishi on fretless five-string bass guitar, and Ted Poor on drums. [1] The album was released on May 6, 2016 via Nonesuch label.

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Reception

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The AllMusic review by Matt Collar states "Together, the quartet plays a set of original songs that straddle the line between ambient tone poems, exploratory modal jazz, and punk-inflected noise jams". [2] They also selected it as one of their Favorite Jazz Albums of 2016. [5] In The Jazz Mann Ian Mann wrote "This is music that sounds fresh, spontaneous and adventurous but still with enough structure and compositional awareness to appeal to most discerning listeners". [3] Writing for The Guardian John Fordham observed "Metheny enters completely into the exploratory spirit, and gives Vu’s intriguing music a fresh dimension and creative support". [4]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Cuong Vu except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Acid Kiss" 9:05
2."Not Crazy (Just Giddy Upping) (For Vina)" 6:05
3."Seeds of Doubt" 7:00
4."Tiny Little Pieces" 10:29
5."Telescope" Pat Metheny 7:05
6."Let's Get Back (For Liduvina)" 7:23
7."Tune Blues" Andrew D'Angelo 6:16
Total length:53:19

Personnel

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References

  1. "Nonesuch Releases Two New Albums from Pat Metheny on May 6: "The Unity Sessions," "Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny"". Nonesuch Records. 2016-03-18. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  2. 1 2 Collar, Matt. Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny – Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny at AllMusic . Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  3. 1 2 Mann, Ian (2016-06-10). "Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny — Cuong Vu Trio". The Jazz Mann. London. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  4. 1 2 Fordham, John (2016-05-26). "Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny review – jazz with an exploratory spirit". The Guardian . London. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  5. Allmusic Favorite Jazz Albums of 2016