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  • "What happens when a jazz virtuoso sets his sights on a cinematic sound?" ask All Things Considered host Audie Cornish. "Pat Metheny has done just that on his new album, evoking the plush and soaring landscapes of film scores. Reviewer Tom Moon says it's among the most ambitious projects of Metheny's long career." "He's pushing forward, seeking breathtaking and profoundly new vistas," says Moon. "It's got the epic journeys of the Pat Metheny Group and the fiery improvisational exchanges of his more recent jazz sessions. It's also a stretch beyond those horizons into textures and atmospheres not often heard in jazz." Hear the All Things Considered piece here.

  • Congratulations to Pat Metheny, whose new album, From This Place, debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top Album chart—a career best for the guitarist/composer and his first Top 10 album—and at No. 1 on the Current Traditional Jazz Albums chart and the UK Jazz and Blues chart. Metheny begins a month-long tour of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America tonight with the band featured on From This Place: drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda May Han Oh, and pianist Gwilym Simcock. He tours Europe in May and June with his Side Eye project with keyboardist James Francies and drummer Marcus Gilmore, and has a run of trio shows in Norway in August.

  • About This Album

    Pat Metheny's new album, From This Place, will be released on Nonesuch Records on February 21, 2020. The record features ten compositions by Metheny, who is joined by his long-time drummer, Antonio Sanchez, Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh, and British pianist Gwilym Simcock as well as the Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Joel McNeely. Meshell Ndegeocello (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and Luis Conte (Percussion) are special guests on From This Place, Metheny’s first album of new material since 2014’s Kin (←→). 

    "From This Place is one of the records I have been waiting to make my whole life," Metheny says. "It is a kind of musical culmination, reflecting a wide range of expressions that have interested me over the years, scaled across a large canvas, presented in a way that offers the kind of opportunities for communication that can only be earned with a group of musicians who have spent hundreds of nights together on the bandstand."

    Over the course of more than three decades, guitarist Pat Metheny has set himself apart from the jazz mainstream, expanding and blurring boundaries and musical styles. His record-setting body of work includes twenty Grammy Awards in twelve separate categories and in an amazing streak was the only bandleader to win Grammy Awards for seven consecutive releases; a series of influential trio recordings; award-winning solo albums; scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures; and collaborations and duets with major artists like Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Charlie Haden, Brad Mehldau, and many others.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Pat Metheny, guitars, keyboards
    Gwilym Simcock, piano
    Linda May Han Oh, bass, voice
    Antonio Sanchez, drums
    with
    Meshell Ndegeocello, vocals
    Grégoire Maret, harmonica
    Luis Conte, percussion

    The Hollywood Studio Symphony
    Joel McNeely, conductor
    Violin: Roger Wilkie, Julie Gigante, Tammy Hatwan, Tereza Stanislav, Jessica Guideri, Jackie Brand, Phillip Levy, Helen Nightengale, Maia Jasper, Sarah Thornblade, Eun-Mee Ahn, Songa Lee, Charlie Bisharat, Serena McKinney, Natalie Leggett, Amy Hershberger, Sara Parkins, Ben Jacobson, Lorenz Gamma
    Viola: Shawn Mann, Alma Fernandez, Meredith Crawford, David Walther, Lynne Richburg, Diana Wade, Darrin McCann, Rob Brophy
    Cello: Andrew Shulman, Jacob Braun, Trevor Handy, Eric Byers, Cecilia Tsan, Dane Little, Vanessa Freebairn Smith
    Bass: Nico Abondolo, Steve Dress
    Flute: Heather Clark, Jenni Olson, Steve Kujala
    Clarinet: Dan Higgins, Stuart Clark
    French Horn: Dylan Hart, Laura Brenes
    Trombone: Alex Iles, Steve Holtman, Bill Reichenbach

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Pat Metheny
    Co-Produced by Steve Rodby
    Recorded by Pete Karam at at Avatar Studio, New York, NY
    Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
    Avatar Studio Manager: Tino Passante
    Avatar Assistant Engineer: Luke Klingensmith
    Production Coordinator: David Sholemson
    Guitar Tech: Carolyn Chrzan
    Technical Direction: David Oakes

    Hollywood Studio Symphony recorded at Sony Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, CA

    Studio Photographs by Steve Rodby and Rich Breen

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On From This Place, Pat Metheny, who is joined by drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda May Han Oh, pianist Gwilym Simcock, the Hollywood Studio Symphony led by Joel McNeely, and special guests Meshell Ndegeocello (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and Luis Conte (percussion). "This is extraordinary music," says Stereogum. “His most audacious album yet," exclaims Mojo, "a breathtakingly immersive experience that affirms Metheny as a consummate musical storyteller. A transcendent album, From This Place is possibly the Missouri fretboard maestro’s most impressive opus yet.” 

Description: 

Pat Metheny's new album, From This Place, will be released on Nonesuch Records on February 21, 2020. The record features ten compositions by Metheny, who is joined by his long-time drummer, Antonio Sanchez, Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh, and British pianist Gwilym Simcock as well as the Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Joel McNeely. Meshell Ndegeocello (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and Luis Conte (Percussion) are special guests on From This Place, Metheny’s first album of new material since 2014’s Kin (←→). 

"From This Place is one of the records I have been waiting to make my whole life," Metheny says. "It is a kind of musical culmination, reflecting a wide range of expressions that have interested me over the years, scaled across a large canvas, presented in a way that offers the kind of opportunities for communication that can only be earned with a group of musicians who have spent hundreds of nights together on the bandstand."

Over the course of more than three decades, guitarist Pat Metheny has set himself apart from the jazz mainstream, expanding and blurring boundaries and musical styles. His record-setting body of work includes twenty Grammy Awards in twelve separate categories and in an amazing streak was the only bandleader to win Grammy Awards for seven consecutive releases; a series of influential trio recordings; award-winning solo albums; scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures; and collaborations and duets with major artists like Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Charlie Haden, Brad Mehldau, and many others.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Pat Metheny
Co-Produced by Steve Rodby
Recorded by Pete Karam at at Avatar Studio, New York, NY
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Avatar Studio Manager: Tino Passante
Avatar Assistant Engineer: Luke Klingensmith
Production Coordinator: David Sholemson
Guitar Tech: Carolyn Chrzan
Technical Direction: David Oakes

Hollywood Studio Symphony recorded at Sony Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, CA

Studio Photographs by Steve Rodby and Rich Breen

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

596317

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MUSICIANS
Pat Metheny, guitars, keyboards
Gwilym Simcock, piano
Linda May Han Oh, bass, voice
Antonio Sanchez, drums
with
Meshell Ndegeocello, vocals
Grégoire Maret, harmonica
Luis Conte, percussion

The Hollywood Studio Symphony
Joel McNeely, conductor
Violin: Roger Wilkie, Julie Gigante, Tammy Hatwan, Tereza Stanislav, Jessica Guideri, Jackie Brand, Phillip Levy, Helen Nightengale, Maia Jasper, Sarah Thornblade, Eun-Mee Ahn, Songa Lee, Charlie Bisharat, Serena McKinney, Natalie Leggett, Amy Hershberger, Sara Parkins, Ben Jacobson, Lorenz Gamma
Viola: Shawn Mann, Alma Fernandez, Meredith Crawford, David Walther, Lynne Richburg, Diana Wade, Darrin McCann, Rob Brophy
Cello: Andrew Shulman, Jacob Braun, Trevor Handy, Eric Byers, Cecilia Tsan, Dane Little, Vanessa Freebairn Smith
Bass: Nico Abondolo, Steve Dress
Flute: Heather Clark, Jenni Olson, Steve Kujala
Clarinet: Dan Higgins, Stuart Clark
French Horn: Dylan Hart, Laura Brenes
Trombone: Alex Iles, Steve Holtman, Bill Reichenbach

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