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If 1980's As Falls Wichita, 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 listeners that, while he has heavy-duty chops, he's not one to beat everybody over the head with them. Even when he picks up the tempo for the difficult and angular title song, he shuns empty musical acrobatics. Throughout the CD, Metheny enjoys a powerful rapport with keyboardist Lyle Mays, who also avoids exploiting his technique and opts for meaningful storytelling.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/1999
Label: Ecm Records
UPC: 0042281713828
catalogNumber: 817138
Rank: 42587

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Metheny Group   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Naná Vasconcelos   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Voices,Berimbau
Pat Metheny   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar,Synclavier,Track Performer
Danny Gottlieb   Drums,Snare Drums
Lyle Mays   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Autoharp,Harp,Synclavier
Steve Rodby   Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Naná Vasconcelos   Composer
Pat Metheny   Composer
Vasconcelos   Composer
Manfred Eicher   Producer
Jan Erik Kongshaug   Engineer
Gregg Lunsford   Engineer
Lyle Mays   Composer
Gerd Winner   Artwork,Cover Graphics
Deborah Feingold   Liner Notes
Mays   Composer

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Offramp 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first jazz "album" that I ever bought. I was in high school at the time. I recently repurchased it on disc. Now, my 22 month old son and I frequently listen to it. It brings back great memories. "Are You Going With Me" is his favorite track. Who knows, maybe he and his son will be listening to it some day. It's that enduring!! GREAT work by Pat M.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album. I love to jump in my pool at night and relax to this wonderful piece of work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago