When the Melody Takes a Detour, the Science Begins

The New York Times:

In the middle of a World Science Festival panel on Saturday night, the guitarist Pat Metheny took a sudden U-turn from the program he had planned. Instead of performing one of his innovative compositions, plucked from any of the phases of his career as a style-shifting jazz omnivore, Mr. Metheny, performing with the bassist Larry Grenadier, decided on the spot to play a jazz standard.

And not just any jazz standard, but an especially ubiquitous one: “Autumn Leaves.”

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