Tokyo Day Trip: Live EP is a collection of 5 tracks recorded live in Tokyo with Metheny’s trio, featuring bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez. The tracks were recorded at the end of 2004 before the trio went into the studio to record the recently released and highly praised Day Trip.
The tracks were produced, mixed, and mastered by Metheny and long-time collaborator Steve Rodby. Several tracks were previously available as digital-only downloads; this will be the first time all 5 are available together on CD. The tunes range from intense and animated (Traveling Fast), to acoustic ballads (The Night Becomes You) to electric fusion (Back Arm and Blackcharge).
More than just an extension of the studio record, this EP represents the trio at the height of their mastery, live and in the moment. The artwork for the EP, a re-creation of the original Day Trip street scene but a view of Tokyo instead of New York was created by painter Josh George, who hails from Metheny’s hometown, Lees Summit, Missouri. ~Editoral Reviews | Amazon
Original Release Date: March 1, 2008
At your leisure, check out “TOKYO DAY TRIP” by Pat Metheny