While the talent possessed by Frank Zappa (R.I.P.), Peter Gabriel, and [the unlisted] Steve Hackett cannot be overstated, the second-coming of W.A. Mozart is embodied in Pat Metheny. As a soloist and a collaborator, his technical virtuosity, compositions, arrangements, production skills, and eclectic contribution to euphony, defies both description and categorization, and exemplifies the marriage of incomparable quality with prodigious quantity. He's also the nicest person you'll ever meet.