On CD: Made in Germany On back cover: Printed in Germany. Pat Metheny, Ornette Coleman - Cancion X (LP, Album).
Produced by Pat Metheny. Album Song X. Song X Lyrics. Written By Ornette Coleman. Alto Saxophone Ornette Coleman. Release Date June 1, 1986. Song X Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman. 1. Song X. 2. Mob Job. 3. Endangered Species.
Pat Metheny Group/Ornette Coleman. The Song Is You. Chick Corea, Pat Metheny Group, Jack DeJohnette.
1. Song X (5:38) 2. Mob Job (4:07) 3. Endangered Species (13:16) 4. Video Games (5:17) 5. Kathelin Gray (4:13) 6. Trigonometry (5:08) 7. Song X Duo (3:10) 8. Long Time No See (7:39).
Back in 1985 when Pat Metheny released Song X, his collaboration with free jazz/harmolodics progenitor Ornette Coleman, it came as a big shock to fans familiar with the more overt melodicism of the Pat Metheny Group. Sure, there'd been hints that Metheny's seemingly insatiable appetite to experience all things musical also included excursions into free territory, including albums like 80/81, Offramp, and Rejoicing. But in those cases the free tracks were one-offs-and surrounded by his more lyrical material, which was considerably easier to swallow.
Song X. "Please retry". Pat Metheny confounded fans and critics alike with this opening salvo for his new label, Geffen, delivering among the most uninhibited, collective meltdowns ever released on a major pop label. Song X served notice that this was one artist who refused to be pigeonholed. The extended version of this album contains some even more deranged cuts that were left off the original. I started listening to jazz as a teenager in the mid-1980s, and this was the only contemporary record I heard that had anything of the fire and invention of the jazz I really loved, which was bebop.
|7||Song X Duo||3:10|
|8||Long Time No See||7:39|
|GHS 24096||Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman||Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman - Song X (LP, Album)||Geffen Records||GHS 24096||US||1986|
|9 24096-2||Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman||Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman - Song X (CD, Album, Club, RE)||Geffen Records, Metheny Group Productions||9 24096-2||US||1988|
|88015||Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman||Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman - Cancion X (LP, Album)||Geffen Records||88015||Argentina||1986|
|7559-79918-2, 79918-2||Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman||Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman - Song X: Twentieth Anniversary (CD, Album, RM)||Nonesuch, Nonesuch||7559-79918-2, 79918-2||Europe||2005|
|GFLD 19195||Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman||Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman - Song X (CD, Album)||Geffen Records||GFLD 19195||UK||1986|