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News & Reviews
- Monday, March 31, 2014
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.
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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
Metheny works in a quartet lineup for this acoustic set, which, says the Boston Herald, “ranges from the dreamy, New Age guitar style Metheny practically invented to the free jazz that has long been a part of his arsenal.”
Pat Metheny, acoustic and electric guitars, 12-string guitar, 42-string pikasso guitar, e-bows and slide, soprano guitars, fretless guitar, guitar synth
Lyle Mays, piano, non-tuned spinet piano, celeste, pedal harmonium, autoharps, electric piano, clavinet
Steve Rodby, acoustic bass, piccolo bass
Paul Wertico, drums, percussion
Produced by Pat Metheny
Co-produced by Lyle Mays and Steve Rodby
Associate Producer: David Oakes
Recorded and mixed by Rob Eaton
Assistant Engineer: Joe Lizzi
Technical Coordination: David Oakes
Recorded May 1996 at Right Track Studio, New York, NY
Originally mastered and remastered for the reissue by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound
Tracks 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15 composed by Metheny; tracks 6, 8, 12 by Mays; tracks 4, 13 by Metheny, Mays; tracks 3, 7, 11 by Metheny, Mays, Rodby, Wertico.
Art Direction: Greenberg Kingsley/NYC
Adapted by 3+Co.
Studio photos by David Cantori, Latifa Azhar