"Scenes a faire, sequences of events which necessarily follow from a common theme, are not protectable. Incidents, characters or settings that are indispensable or standard in the treatment of a given topic are not copyrightable." – Justice MIddlebrooks Herzog v Castle Rock Entertainment 193 F. 3d 1241 (US Court of Appeals, 1th Circuit, 1999)
The song The First Circle by the Pat Metheny Group, in particular this live version from their album called One From the Road has Been recognized by many people in the music industry as music simply too original to be pigeonholed. . As a gues on jazz albums, Pat with any group was able to sell at the level of pop musicians of their time. The difference between that Metheny group and the pop musicians was that The PMG’s better songs develop over 7-10 minutes – pieces where attention that many escape in to, many have not heard yet.
Happy Birthday, late *great Sandy Dennis
Pat Metheny Group- the First Circle
Pat Metheny Group- JAMES
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