http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-pat-metheny-performs-the-beatles-and-i-love-her-2011-06-16June 16, 2011|2 comments
Pat Metheny's new album, What's It All About, includes Metheny's solo-guitar take on the Beatles classic "And I Love Her." The video, which premiered on MSN yesterday, is now available here. "The Beatles were huge for me," Metheny says. "Without them, I don't know if I even would have become a musician or a guitar player ... It is kind of impossible to imagine doing a record like this without including at least one Beatles song."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videopat methenyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pat-metheny-performs-the-beatles-and-i-love-her-new-album-video-premieres-msn-2011-06-15June 15, 2011|0 comments
Pat Metheny's new album, What's It All About, was released yesterday on Nonesuch. MSN Music, which continues to stream the album in full, has now premiered the video of Metheny performing the Beatles classic "And I Love Her." You can also listen to the album in full this week at AOL Music and on Spinner. The Philadelphia Daily News says: "The ever-surprising Pat Metheny does it again with What's It All About." The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Metheny's latest "provides fundamental context to his craftsmanship."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Videopat methenyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-pat-metheny-performs-the-association-cherish-off-his-new-album-out-now-streaming-full-msn-2011-06-14June 14, 2011|1 commentsVideo: Pat Metheny Performs The Association's "Cherish" Off His New Album; Out Now, Album Streaming in Full on MSN
Pat Metheny's latest Nonesuch album, What's It All About, is out today. The Boston Herald gives it an A-, saying: "Metheny’s thoughtful, loving approach elevates every tune he tackles to a realm of beauty." To mark the release, the album is streaming in full at MSN Music, and we've posted the third in a series of videos of Metheny performing songs on the new record: The Association's "Cherish." Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Videopat methenyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-pat-metheny-performs-jobim-girl-from-ipanema-off-new-album-whats-it-all-about-2011-06-13June 13, 2011|0 comments
Pat Metheny's new album, What's It All About, is out tomorrow. To start the count down to the big day, we posted the first in a series of videos on Friday of Metheny performing songs off the new record. Now comes the second video in the series: "Garota de Ipanema" ("Girl from Ipanema") by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes. Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videopat methenyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-pat-metheny-performs-thats-the-way-ive-always-heard-it-should-be-whats-it-all-about-2011-06-10June 10, 2011|1 commentsVideo: Pat Metheny Performs "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" Off His New Album, "What's It All About"
Pat Metheny's latest Nonesuch album, What's It All About, is due out this Tuesday. Earlier this week, we posted a video of Metheny introducing the album. Today, we offer the first in a series of videos to be released in the coming days of Metheny performing full-length songs off the new record. Today's video: Carly Simon's "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be." Watch it here and check back on Monday and Tuesday for more videos in the series.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videopat methenyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-pat-metheny-introduces-whats-it-all-about-2011-06-07June 07, 2011|1 comments
What's It All About, Pat Metheny's forthcoming sequel to his first solo baritone-guitar effort, One Quiet Night, features classic tunes from songwriters like Paul Simon, Lennon & McCartney, Burt Bacharach, and Henry Mancini. "With What's It All About," says All About Jazz, "Metheny's ability to think outside the box never comes at the expense of losing sight of it, making music that's easy and accessible, but with deeper layers simmering just beneath its calm surface." In a new video posted here, Metheny introduces the new album by performing a number of tracks and discussing the album's inspiration.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Videopat methenyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pat-metheny-participate-world-science-festival-event-music-mind-2011-06-01June 01, 2011|0 comments
The Fourth Annual World Science Fair gets under way in New York City today. Pat Metheny will join the proceedings Saturday night for Music and the Spark of Spontaneity, a performance and panel discussion, moderated by WNYC's John Schaefer, examining what goes on inside the brain as music is being created. The event offers a live tour of Metheny's masterful musical mind at work as he performs and engages in discussion with leading scientist/musicians.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newspat methenyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-releases-new-pat-metheny-solo-acoustic-album-whats-it-all-about-june-14-pre-order-2011-05-05May 05, 2011|2 commentsNonesuch Releases New Pat Metheny Solo Acoustic Album, "What’s It All About," June 14; Pre-order with Print, Instant Download
Nonesuch Records releases What’s It All About—a solo acoustic album from guitarist and composer Pat Metheny—on June 14, 2011. After nearly 40 recordings under his name, this marks the first time there is not a single Metheny composition represented. Rather, What’s It All About comprises 10 classic songs, some very well known, that hold personal meanings for the guitarist. (The double-LP edition includes two additional tracks.) It is available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store with a limited-edition photographic print, a number of which will be signed, and a free instant download of the album track “Alfie."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newspat methenyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pat-metheny-featured-the-guardian-50-great-moments-in-jazz-history-2011-04-07April 07, 2011|0 comments
Pat Metheny is featured in the Guardian's series 50 Great Moments in Jazz History, which examines Metheny's many contributions to his craft through his virtuosic playing, genre-defying collaborations, high-tech experimentation, and more. "Metheny is that rare jazz musician who combines a pop-composer's instinct for an anthemic melody with a virtuoso ability to play extended spontaneous solos without repeating himself," says the Guardian. "More than any other jazz guitarist of the post-bop era, Pat Metheny has given the instrument as natural and prominent a place in jazz as a trumpet or a saxophone."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newspat methenyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pat-metheny-announces-us-fall-tour-includes-six-night-residency-blue-note-nyc-2011-04-07April 07, 2011|0 comments
Pat Metheny will tour the US this fall with bassist Larry Grenadier, starting in Portland, Oregon, and set to run through a week's residency at the Blue Note in New York in October. The concerts, taking place in intimate venues across the country, precede a previously announced European tour of the Pat Metheny Trio, featuring Grenadier and Bill Stewart, and follow the five-day workshop Metheny will lead in August. He will be a featured presenter at the EG Conference tomorrow in Monterey, California, where he will discuss his Orchestrion project.