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Watch: Pat Metheny Unity Group "Kin (←→)" Preview Video

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Last year, for the first time since 1980, guitarist Pat Metheny recorded with a band that highlighted tenor saxophone. Unity Band, which went on to win Metheny his 20th Grammy Award, featured Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, longtime collaborator Antonio Sanchez on drums, and Ben Williams on bass. Now, Metheny has added another musician, multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi, and christened the ensemble Pat Metheny Unity Group. The Group’s first record, Kin (←→), will be released by Nonesuch on February 4, 2014. Watch a preview video about Kin (←→), set to various songs from the album, below.

Kin (←→) pre-orders are available now in the Nonesuch Store on vinyl and CD and come with an exclusive print of the album cover art autographed by Metheny; it also available to pre-order on iTunes.

The Pat Metheny Unity Group will tour to 44 cities throughout North America this winter, beginning February 3, then tour Europe from April through June. See below for all of the currently scheduled dates; for additional details and tickets, visit


Holy crap that was cool! Can't wait till he gets to Seattle!

Listening to pat's music since the late 70 ' s and this small sample of music has excited me and I can't wait to hear more.
I will see you guys in Ann Arbor in March.
Hopefully you will give me the traditional head nod as you scan the audience prior to the show.
Thank you for returning to the Detroit area again.

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