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Pat Metheny Launches Six-Night Residency at Blue Note New York; His New Album "An Essential Record," Says All About Jazz

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Pat Metheny Launches Six-Night Residency at Blue Note New York; His New Album "An Essential Record," Says All About Jazz

    Pat Metheny brings his 20-city tour of the United States to a close with a special week-long engagement at the Blue Note in New York City, starting tonight. Metheny, who is joined on the tour by bassist (and Brad Mehldau Trio member) Larry Grenadier, will be making his Blue Note debut as a leader with this week's shows. The sets will include songs from Metheny's latest Nonesuch release, What's It All About—which features Metheny's solo acoustic take on classic tunes from songwriters like Paul Simon, Lennon & McCartney, Burt Bacharach, and Henry Mancini—along with new material and favorites from throughout Metheny's rich catalog.

    Next week, Metheny and Grenadier take the tour to Europe as the Pat Metheny Trio, with Bill Stewart on drums. The tour will run into December and include stops in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Hungary, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Israel, Turkey, and Greece. In January, Metheny and Grenadier return to their duo set-up for a week's run at the Blue Note in Tokyo. For more information on these upcoming performances, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    To pick up a copy of What's It All About, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and LP orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout, and MP3s and FLAC lossless files are also available for purchase.

    "On first listen, this is an interesting record, on second, a great record, and on third and onward, What's It All About is an essential record," raves All About Jazz's Nenad Georgievski, in a glowing new review.

    "[A]rmed only with his acoustic guitars, it sounds like he is a one man band as he masterfully plays melodies and fills out the sound picture with subtle nuances," says Georgievski. "Metheny has approached these songs with utmost care, and it sounds like a gentle outpouring of beautiful music that makes you listen from start to finish without noticing the passing of time ... [H]e has made a record that can lure the listener into emotional spaces that enchant, seduce and delight."

    Read the complete review at allaboutjazz.com.

on October 10, 2011 - 4:36pm
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Pat Metheny brings his 20-city US tour with bassist Larry Grenadier to a close with a special week-long engagement at the Blue Note in New York City. Metheny and Grenadier launch a European tour with drummer Bill Stewart next week and reunite as a duo for a week's run at the Blue Note in Tokyo in January. All About Jazz calls Metheny's latest solo album, What's It All About, "an essential record ... [H]e has made a record that can lure the listener into emotional spaces that enchant, seduce and delight."

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Pat Metheny brings his 20-city tour of the United States to a close with a special week-long engagement at the Blue Note in New York City, starting tonight. Metheny, who is joined on the tour by bassist (and Brad Mehldau Trio member) Larry Grenadier, will be making his Blue Note debut as a leader with this week's shows. The sets will include songs from Metheny's latest Nonesuch release, What's It All About—which features Metheny's solo acoustic take on classic tunes from songwriters like Paul Simon, Lennon & McCartney, Burt Bacharach, and Henry Mancini—along with new material and favorites from throughout Metheny's rich catalog.

Next week, Metheny and Grenadier take the tour to Europe as the Pat Metheny Trio, with Bill Stewart on drums. The tour will run into December and include stops in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Hungary, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Israel, Turkey, and Greece. In January, Metheny and Grenadier return to their duo set-up for a week's run at the Blue Note in Tokyo. For more information on these upcoming performances, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pick up a copy of What's It All About, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and LP orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout, and MP3s and FLAC lossless files are also available for purchase.

"On first listen, this is an interesting record, on second, a great record, and on third and onward, What's It All About is an essential record," raves All About Jazz's Nenad Georgievski, in a glowing new review.

"[A]rmed only with his acoustic guitars, it sounds like he is a one man band as he masterfully plays melodies and fills out the sound picture with subtle nuances," says Georgievski. "Metheny has approached these songs with utmost care, and it sounds like a gentle outpouring of beautiful music that makes you listen from start to finish without noticing the passing of time ... [H]e has made a record that can lure the listener into emotional spaces that enchant, seduce and delight."

Read the complete review at allaboutjazz.com.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 09:30
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