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    Boston Herald: Trio Brings Out Best in Metheny

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    The Pat Metheny Trio arrives in Pat's home base of New York City for a performance at Town Hall tonight at 8 PM. On Sunday night, they were up in Massachusetts playing the Somerville Theatre; as the Boston Herald reports, "the trio format brings out the best in guitar virtuoso Pat Metheny" with the current lineup "arguably his best yet."

    Reviewing Sunday's set for the Herald, Christopher John Treacy finds that bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez add "a spirit of youth and renewal" to the line-up, and "judging by the volatile chemistry the three concocted ... on Sunday, the inspiration is reciprocal."

    To read the review, visit bostonherald.com.

    Reporting for Bloomberg News, writer Patrick Cole concurs that "the trio has been a winning formula for Metheny, generating some of his best work." As Pat explains it in an interview with the news agency:

    Playing trio is something that offers the maximum of blank, white paper with the same kind of feeling that you get with a full band. You always have lots of room to play, and that's what keeps bringing me back to it.

    Cole examines how this group dynamic manifests itself on the Trio's recent Nonesuch release:

    On Day Trip, Metheny's singular sound and bright melodies are front and center on every track. McBride is a double threat who can coax bluesy solos from an upright bass as if he were playing a guitar, then become virtually invisible as he blends into Sanchez's sizzling cymbals.

    To read the article, visit bloomberg.com.


    Metheny_daytrip_lg_2Click here to add the Pat Metheny Trio's Day Trip CD plus the free album MP3s, with two exclusive live bonus downloads, directly to your Shopping Cart now for only $16.

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Boston Herald: Trio Brings Out Best in Metheny

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The Pat Metheny Trio arrives in Pat's home base of New York City for a performance at Town Hall tonight at 8 PM. On Sunday night, they were up in Massachusetts playing the Somerville Theatre; as the Boston Herald reports, "the trio format brings out the best in guitar virtuoso Pat Metheny" with the current lineup "arguably his best yet."

Reviewing Sunday's set for the Herald, Christopher John Treacy finds that bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez add "a spirit of youth and renewal" to the line-up, and "judging by the volatile chemistry the three concocted ... on Sunday, the inspiration is reciprocal."

To read the review, visit bostonherald.com.

Reporting for Bloomberg News, writer Patrick Cole concurs that "the trio has been a winning formula for Metheny, generating some of his best work." As Pat explains it in an interview with the news agency:

Playing trio is something that offers the maximum of blank, white paper with the same kind of feeling that you get with a full band. You always have lots of room to play, and that's what keeps bringing me back to it.

Cole examines how this group dynamic manifests itself on the Trio's recent Nonesuch release:

On Day Trip, Metheny's singular sound and bright melodies are front and center on every track. McBride is a double threat who can coax bluesy solos from an upright bass as if he were playing a guitar, then become virtually invisible as he blends into Sanchez's sizzling cymbals.

To read the article, visit bloomberg.com.


Metheny_daytrip_lg_2Click here to add the Pat Metheny Trio's Day Trip CD plus the free album MP3s, with two exclusive live bonus downloads, directly to your Shopping Cart now for only $16.

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