Pat Metheny Talks to PRI's "Here & Now"; Live Set "Exceptionally Rapturous Even by His Standards," Exclaims Kansas City Star
Pat Metheny's US tour with bassist Larry Grenadier continues this weekend with sold-out shows in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Ann Arbor. The Kansas City Star, reviewing last night's show, raves: "The idyllic concept of angels plucking on harps in heaven is overdue for an overhaul. One possible update is the image of Pat Metheny bent over a guitar ... Metheny creates extraordinarily celestial sounds, with last night's show "exceptionally rapturous even by his standards." Metheny discusses his new album, What's It All About, on today's episode of PRI's Here & Now.
Pat Metheny launched his 20-city of the United States earlier this month with bassist (and Brad Mehldau Trio member) Larry Grenadier. The tour continues this weekend with two nights of two sold-out sets each night—at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago tonight and Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh on Saturday—followed by a set at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on Sunday.
Metheny is the guest on today's episode of PRI's Here & Now from Boston NPR member station 90.9 WBUR. He talks with the show's Robin Young about his latest Nonesuch release, What's It All About, music from which will be included on the tour. The solo acoustic album features classic tunes from songwriters like Paul Simon, Lennon & McCartney, Burt Bacharach, and Henry Mancini. Listen to the show online after 2 PM ET today at wbur.org.
The tour stopped at Liberty Hall in Kansas City last night, leading to a stellar review from the Kansas City Star.
"The idyllic concept of angels plucking on harps in heaven is overdue for an overhaul," writes Star reviewer Bill Brownlee. "One possible update is the image of Pat Metheny bent over a guitar. As an audience of about 700 were reminded Thursday at Liberty Hall, Metheny creates extraordinarily celestial sounds."
Brownlee goes on to describe last night's show as "exceptionally rapturous even by his standards ... Metheny remains endlessly inventive."
Read the complete concert review at kansascity.com.
For more tour details and ticket links, 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 vinyl orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout; MP3 and FLAC lossless files are also available to purchase.
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