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Day Trip / Tokyo Day Trip (LP+CD)

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Track Listing

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1.01Son of Thirteen5:49
1.02At Last You're Here7:59
1.03Let's Move5:22
1.05Calvin's Keys7:25
1.06Is This America?4:34
2.01When We Were Free9:00
2.02Dreaming Trees7:46
2.03The Red One4:47
2.04Day Trip9:03
3.02Traveling Fast11:50
3.04Black Arm & Blackcharge6:34
3.05The Night Becomes You6:17

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  • Pat Metheny Unity Group's North American Tour Culminates at NYC's Town Hall

    The Pat Metheny Unity Group—Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, and Giulio Carmassi—concluded the North American leg of its world tour, performing music from the debut album, Kin (←→), and much more at New York's Town Hall on Friday. "Metheny is one of the most industrious creative engines in jazz, and his relentless breadth has become a calling card, if not a selling point, among his fans," says the New York Times. "New York was his final stop on a grueling North American tour, which meant that the structure and pace of the production had been nailed down tight." The Group begins a months-long European tour at the end of April. 

  • Pat Metheny Unity Group's "Kin (←→)" Debuts at #1 on Billboard Jazz Chart

    Kin (←→), the debut album from Pat Metheny Unity Group—Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, and Giulio Carmassi—has premiered in the top spot on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. "There’s a sprightliness and a captivating agility present throughout this album, even in its more reflective and graceful moments," says MusicOMH in a four-star review. "This suggests a new ensemble taking complete joy in the art of making creative music and taking new risks."

About this Album

“The Pat Metheny Trio’s playing conveys a sense of proportion, substance and coherence, along with rigorous clarity; solid benchmarks for any great improvisers at the peak of their game.” —New York Times

The Day Trip sessions were recorded at Manhattan’s Right Track studio in late October 2005, sequenced and released into a 10-song set in the winter of 2008. Reviews from the daily US press along the way have been a compendium of superlatives. The Philadelphia Inquirer declared, “Metheny shows why the trio is still relevant ... There’s nowhere to hide, and the easy fluency of Metheny’s chops create a unique world. His energy and verve make it fun to follow where he goes.” The Boston Herald concurred: “The trio format brings out the best in guitar virtuoso Pat Metheny, going all the way back to his stir-causing 1975 debut with drummer Bob Moses and late bass legend Jaco Pastorius ... But his current ensemble ... is arguably his best yet.” And the Louisville Courier Journal summed up the nightly reaction to the trio’s sets, “It was a collaborative tour de force that earned a standing ovation.”

Tokyo Day Trip: Live was originally released in May 2008 as a 5-track EP recorded live in Tokyo with the Day Trip trio prior to their studio sessions. This three-disc vinyl release combines the contents of the full-length album and the live EP in a three-pocket deluxe package with all the music on two CDs as well.


Pat Metheny, guitar, electric sitar, baritone and acoustic guitars
Christian McBride, acoustic bass
Antonio Sanchez, drums, orchestra bells

Produced by Pat Metheny

All tracks composed by Pat Metheny

Design by Barbara deWilde
Cover painting by Josh George

Day Trip

Recorded October 19, 2005 at Right Track Recording, New York, NY
Engineered by Pete Karam
Assistant Engineers: Hyomin Lee
Mixed by Joe Ferla at Right Track Recording
Mastered by Mark Wilder at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY
Guitar Tech: Carolyn Chrzan
Technical Assistance: David Oakes
Production Coordinator: David Sholemson

Tokyo Day Trip: Live

Co-produced by Steve Rodby
Recorded live in Tokyo, Japan, by David Oakes
Recording Assistant: Carolyn Chrzan
Mixed by Pete Karam

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