22/01/2021: “Last Train Home” by Pat Metheny Group

What a vibe. Rapid fire hi hats, softly splashing away, a dulcet piano, and, above all, a trippy, gyrating electric sitar. That’s not a typo – it’s an electric sitar!

The song never loses its cool, but it still excites, reaching a high point in the middle, where even some vocals enter the scene.

Plus, it’s not without some low end heft, which is, in my opinion, an essential feature of chilled out evening tracks.

The piece was released in 1987 on Still Life (Talking), which won
1988 Grammy for Best Jazz Fusion Performance