I’ve been a long time fan of the album Beyond The Missouri Sky by Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny. Growing up in Missouri and knowing both Charlie & Pat having Missouri roots I often wondered about the title. A couple of decades later and time spent outside of the show-me state I can say it makes much more sense. This is the album you put on when reflecting, going for a walk, in the background, or you can study every note and never come up short. That’s such a rare find in any music, to be able to ‘tune out’ while it plays or closely analyze it in theory, composition and performance and still find something new each recording. While the original is a perfect recording, I thought it would be interesting to try the tune with a quasi latin or Native American drum beat. This tune was tacked on at the end of the session and was a quick pass through and thankfully turned out to be one of my favorites from this date.
Rich Martin, piano
James Driscoll, bass
Rich Malloy, drums
Recorded at Crystal Clear Studios in Dallas, TX 2022
Mastering by Hot Tonic Mastering