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  • February 10, 2017

    The ECHO Jazz 2017 Award nominations have been announced by the German Recording Academy, and among the nominees are Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau their debut duo album, Nearness; drummer Jeff Ballard for the Brad Mehldau Trio's latest album, Blues and Ballads; drummer Antonio Sánchez for the Pat Metheny Unity Group album The Unity Sessions; and trumpeter Cuong Vu for the album Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny

  • October 31, 2016

    The results of the 80th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll have been announced, and the winner for Guitarist of the Year is once again Pat Metheny. Metheny released two albums on Nonesuch this year: The Unity Sessions, which the Times of London called "brilliant," and Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny, which All About Jazz called "a complete success." "The results of this year’s poll illustrate a respect for tradition as well as an enthusiastic openness to innovation," said DownBeat Editor Bobby Reed.

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  • Over the course of 40 years as a recording artist, guitarist Pat Metheny has released album after album, each one brilliantly documenting another aspect of his unique and nearly uncategorizable musical journey. Exhibiting an insatiable creative energy, Metheny has participated in just about every avenue of modern music making that the early 21st century might offer a musician. Seemingly bent on blurring and obliterating stylistic boundaries at every opportunity, he has created an expansively impressive body of work that includes a series of highly influential trio recordings, award winning solo albums, scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures, duets with major artists such as Charlie Haden and Jim Hall, and collaborations with other significant figures in modern music like Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Brad Mehldau and many others.

    But for legions of his fans worldwide, there is no setting that defines Metheny the musician more than his role as bandleader of one of the most acclaimed and influential musical ensembles of the past quarter century, the Pat Metheny Group. As the only group in history to win seven consecutive Grammy awards for seven consecutive releases, the Pat Metheny Group has occupied a nearly undefinable musical territory that is accessible to listeners of all kinds while never compromising a unique compositional and improvisational integrity that is unparalleled among contemporary and mainstream jazz groups.

    Founded by Metheny in 1977, the PMG has relentlessly traveled the world playing and selling out concerts, festivals and clubs in more than 40 countries, becoming one of the most active and popular touring acts of any kind anywhere. Each new record and tour are awaited with eager anticipation and speculation; this is a band with an imagination and no-holds-barred creativity that has constantly surprised and delighted fans with the unexpected, yet always delivers on the endless promise of imagination and pure melody that was invoked from the first notes of their first record.

Pat Metheny

Tour

Fri, Mar 10
New York, NY
(le) Poisson Rouge
Fri, Mar 10
New York, NY
(le) Poisson Rouge
Sat, Apr 1
Brooklyn, NY
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sat, Apr 1
Brooklyn, NY
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Wed, May 3
San Benedetto
Palarivieral
Wed, May 3
San Benedetto
Palarivieral
Thu, May 4
Assisi
Teatro Lyrick Assisi
Thu, May 4
Assisi
Teatro Lyrick Assisi
Fri, May 5
Bari
Teatroteam
Fri, May 5
Bari
Teatroteam
Sun, May 7
Ravenna
Teatro Alighieri
Sun, May 7
Ravenna
Teatro Alighieri
Mon, May 8
Rome
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Mon, May 8
Rome
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Wed, May 10
Imst
Glenthof
Wed, May 10
Imst
Glenthof
Thu, May 11
Weiz
Kunsthaus Weiz
Thu, May 11
Weiz
Kunsthaus Weiz
Fri, May 12
Bratislava
Istropolos
Fri, May 12
Bratislava
Istropolos
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Over the course of 40 years as a recording artist, guitarist Pat Metheny has released album after album, each one brilliantly documenting another aspect of his unique and nearly uncategorizable musical journey. Exhibiting an insatiable creative energy, Metheny has participated in just about every avenue of modern music making that the early 21st century might offer a musician. Seemingly bent on blurring and obliterating stylistic boundaries at every opportunity, he has created an expansively impressive body of work that includes a series of highly influential trio recordings, award winning solo albums, scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures, duets with major artists such as Charlie Haden and Jim Hall, and collaborations with other significant figures in modern music like Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Brad Mehldau and many others.

Biography: 

Over the course of 40 years as a recording artist, guitarist Pat Metheny has released album after album, each one brilliantly documenting another aspect of his unique and nearly uncategorizable musical journey. Exhibiting an insatiable creative energy, Metheny has participated in just about every avenue of modern music making that the early 21st century might offer a musician. Seemingly bent on blurring and obliterating stylistic boundaries at every opportunity, he has created an expansively impressive body of work that includes a series of highly influential trio recordings, award winning solo albums, scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures, duets with major artists such as Charlie Haden and Jim Hall, and collaborations with other significant figures in modern music like Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Brad Mehldau and many others.

But for legions of his fans worldwide, there is no setting that defines Metheny the musician more than his role as bandleader of one of the most acclaimed and influential musical ensembles of the past quarter century, the Pat Metheny Group. As the only group in history to win seven consecutive Grammy awards for seven consecutive releases, the Pat Metheny Group has occupied a nearly undefinable musical territory that is accessible to listeners of all kinds while never compromising a unique compositional and improvisational integrity that is unparalleled among contemporary and mainstream jazz groups.

Founded by Metheny in 1977, the PMG has relentlessly traveled the world playing and selling out concerts, festivals and clubs in more than 40 countries, becoming one of the most active and popular touring acts of any kind anywhere. Each new record and tour are awaited with eager anticipation and speculation; this is a band with an imagination and no-holds-barred creativity that has constantly surprised and delighted fans with the unexpected, yet always delivers on the endless promise of imagination and pure melody that was invoked from the first notes of their first record.

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Tour

Fri, Mar 10
New York, NY
(le) Poisson Rouge
Fri, Mar 10
New York, NY
(le) Poisson Rouge
Sat, Apr 1
Brooklyn, NY
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sat, Apr 1
Brooklyn, NY
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Wed, May 3
San Benedetto
Palarivieral
Wed, May 3
San Benedetto
Palarivieral
Thu, May 4
Assisi
Teatro Lyrick Assisi
Thu, May 4
Assisi
Teatro Lyrick Assisi
Fri, May 5
Bari
Teatroteam
Fri, May 5
Bari
Teatroteam
Sun, May 7
Ravenna
Teatro Alighieri
Sun, May 7
Ravenna
Teatro Alighieri
Mon, May 8
Rome
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Mon, May 8
Rome
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Wed, May 10
Imst
Glenthof
Wed, May 10
Imst
Glenthof
Thu, May 11
Weiz
Kunsthaus Weiz
Thu, May 11
Weiz
Kunsthaus Weiz
Fri, May 12
Bratislava
Istropolos
Fri, May 12
Bratislava
Istropolos
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