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DVD Spotlight: 1998 Crossmen

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Buy the 1998 Legacy Collection DVD
(Available this week only for 20% off. Regular price: $35.95.)

It wasn’t until 1991, however, that another DCI finalist corps performed Metheny when the Crossmen brought “A Pat Metheny Suite” to the football field comprised of “Minuano,” “Dream of the Return” and “Third Wind.”

Seven years later in 1998, Crossmen performed a show titled “A Metheny Portrait,” which included three works some have referred to as the composer’s “Brazilian Trilogy,” due to a heavy use of Brazilian jazz and percussion. The three works were each from albums that won Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Fusion Performance.

Crossmen’s show began with a blasting fanfare based on the theme of “Third Wind,” co-composed with Lyle Mays for the 1987 “Still Life (Talking)” album, the recording that gave the corps “Minuano” in 1991. A heavy use of wordless vocals mimicked the melody line, a Metheny staple. In this piece, Metheny explored the use of a guitar synthesizer, which made his guitar kind of sound like a trumpet.

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