Just A Sample Of Metheny

March 3, 1995 by Errol Nazareth for Jam!

So, you think sampling is synonymous with rap?

Think again.

"People will be amazed to find out I've been involved in that technology since the late '70s," says virtuoso jazz guitarist and multi-Grammy winner, Pat Metheny.

"Our approach to sampling's more orchestral and is heavier on the harmonic and melodic aspect than the rhythmic aspect," Metheny's saying from Los Angeles. "This album (We Live Here) is a departure from that. We layered different grooves on top of each other - which is similar to how most rap groups operate...


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