Pat Metheny – Cherish


If you were alive in the late sixties, you probably heard The Association’s “Cherish” literally hundreds of times on the radio, to the point of absolute numbness. Pat Metheny’s genius is that he can take such a worn out song and expose the beauty that is still (and always was) hidden just beneath its conventional surface. On his latest album, What’s It All About?, Metheny repeats the magic on a number of tunes that boomers will remember as part of the soundtrack to their first kisses (or dreams of them). It’s not among his very best work, but for nostalgic boomers, it more than satisfies. Here’s a performance of Cherish-