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Watch: Pat Metheny’s “Unity Band” Preview

Pat Metheny Unity Band
For the first time since his 1980 release 80/81, guitarist Pat Metheny has recorded with a band that features tenor saxophone. Unity Band, due out from Nonesuch on June 12, introduces a new Metheny ensemble with Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, longtime collaborator Antonio Sanchez on drums, and the up-and-coming Ben Williams on bass. The album features nine new Metheny compositions. Watch a preview video about Unity Band, set to the album's opening track, "New Year," below and at

The Pat Metheny Unity Band will tour the United States this summer and fall, with stops in 39 cities; go to for details. Pre-orders of the Unity Band album are available now in the Nonesuch Store and include a print signed by Metheny and an instant download of "New Year.”

Watch the Unity Band preview video here, via Pat Metheny’s official YouTube channel:


I am so ready to hear this new music! Love Pat and the group of unified musicians. Can't wait to see live in Annapolis this summer!

I'm counting down the days until I see this band in August! I've seen Pat in many contexts over the years and have loved all the performances, but to hear him with this quartet will really be something special. Also anxiously awaiting the release of the Unity Band recording!

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