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Guitarist Pat Metheny and keyboardist Lyle Mays are jazz legends and longtime collaborators responsible for composing most of the Pat Metheny Group's material. "As Falls Wichita, so Falls Wichita Falls" is a collaborative LP released by the two musicians in 1981 on ECM. It is one of the few albums where Metheny not only acts as both the lead and accompanying guitarist but also the bassist, as each track uses fair amounts of overdubbing. The track "September Fifteenth" is in… read more

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    The gorgeous title track to Lyle Mays and Pat Metheny's singular 1981 album "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" plays like the soundtrack to some indescribably suspenseful and possibly even disturbing film. Anyone who likes Explosions in the Sky or Godpeed You! Black Emperor or Silver Mt. Zion really ought to give it a listen. The other cuts range from the joyful to the sacred to the moody. An altogether hypnotic, haunting and quite unfairly neglected masterpiece of modern jazz by two virtuosos who are tops in their field.

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