Neil plays Last Train Home by Pat Metheny
Last week as I worked on James, I figured I would take a look at another of my favorite Pat Metheny songs. Last Train Home was the song that hooked me into his genius. I had tried a few times to come up with a solo arrangement but completely struck out every time.
Somehow, last Friday the light bulb went on when I tried it in the key of A, and all the parts started taking shape into something I could play. More importantly, I felt I could capture the essence of the song, particularly the driving rhythm (that would be one of the sounds of the train), and then pull out the scattered melody notes.
Like James, this has a ways to go but I wanted to share it with the TG Community as another rough draft.