Nineteen time Grammy Award winning jazz and new age guitar virtuosohas been making music most of his life. On his latest project – “The Orchestrion Project” – Metheny will become not just a one man band; but a one man orchestra.
Eagle Rock is releasing “The Orchestrion Project” in a variety of formats on October 9. The project will be available as a digital download, a single 3D/2D Blu-Ray disc and a 2 disc DVD.
When he was a child, Metheny was fascinated the his grandfather’s player piano. Metheny has parlayed that fascination into an avocation with the construction of The Orchestrion – a mini orchestra that Metheny controls and plays with his guitar. The Orchestrion is specially designed acoustic instruments – pianos, drum kits, marimbas, percussion instruments, bottles, and “guitar-bots” – that Metheny all controls on his guitar.
Metheny shot the DVD over a two day period in 2010 in Brooklyn at the St. Elias Church.
“The Orchestrion Project” includes five new pieces composed for the new Orchestrion and some classic Metheny compositions; along with some bonus tracks and special features.
The tracklisting for “The Orchestrion Project” are:
”Unity Village Orchestron Suite”
”Spirit of the Air”
”Sueno con Mexico”
”Stranger in Town”
”80/81 – Broadway Blues”
”Tell Her You Saw Me”