“As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls” is a collaborative album by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, released in 1981. The title makes reference to Wichita, Kansas and Wichita Falls, Texas. It is one of the only albums where Metheny not only acts as both the lead and accompanying guitarist but also the bassist, as each track uses fair amounts of overdubbing.
The track “September Fifteenth” is in reference to September 15, 1980, the day the legendary American jazz pianist Bill Evans died. Metheny and Mays both cite Bill Evans as a significant influence.
Original Issue. Original Label. LP. ECM 1-1190. VG*****