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  • March 5, 2020

    "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.

  • March 2, 2020

    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.

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  • Over the course of 40 years as a recording artist, guitarist Pat Metheny has released album after album, each one brilliantly documenting another aspect of his unique and nearly uncategorizable musical journey. Exhibiting an insatiable creative energy, Metheny has participated in just about every avenue of modern music making that the early 21st century might offer a musician. Seemingly bent on blurring and obliterating stylistic boundaries at every opportunity, he has created an expansively impressive body of work that includes a series of highly influential trio recordings, award winning solo albums, scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures, duets with major artists such as Charlie Haden and Jim Hall, and collaborations with other significant figures in modern music like Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Brad Mehldau and many others.

    But for legions of his fans worldwide, there is no setting that defines Metheny the musician more than his role as bandleader of one of the most acclaimed and influential musical ensembles of the past quarter century, the Pat Metheny Group. As the only group in history to win seven consecutive Grammy awards for seven consecutive releases, the Pat Metheny Group has occupied a nearly undefinable musical territory that is accessible to listeners of all kinds while never compromising a unique compositional and improvisational integrity that is unparalleled among contemporary and mainstream jazz groups.

    Founded by Metheny in 1977, the PMG has relentlessly traveled the world playing and selling out concerts, festivals and clubs in more than 40 countries, becoming one of the most active and popular touring acts of any kind anywhere. Each new record and tour are awaited with eager anticipation and speculation; this is a band with an imagination and no-holds-barred creativity that has constantly surprised and delighted fans with the unexpected, yet always delivers on the endless promise of imagination and pure melody that was invoked from the first notes of their first record.

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Tour

Tue, Feb 16
Charlotte, NC
Knight Theater
Tue, Feb 16
Charlotte, NC
Knight Theater
Thu, Feb 18
Stuart, FL
Lyric Theatre
Thu, Feb 18
Stuart, FL
Lyric Theatre
Fri, Feb 19
Miami, FL
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, Feb 19
Miami, FL
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Tue, Feb 23
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Tue, Feb 23
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Tue, Feb 23
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Tue, Feb 23
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Wed, Feb 24
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Wed, Feb 24
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Wed, Feb 24
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Wed, Feb 24
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Tue, Apr 6
Lima
Gran Teatro Nacional
Tue, Apr 6
Lima
Gran Teatro Nacional
Thu, Apr 8
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
Thu, Apr 8
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
Fri, Apr 9
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
Fri, Apr 9
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
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Pat Metheny's From This Place features ten compositions by Metheny, who is joined on the album 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, Gregoire Maret,, and Luis Conte. “His most audacious album yet … a breathtakingly immersive experience that affirms Metheny as a consummate musical storyteller,” exclaims Mojo. “A transcendent album, From This Place is possibly the Missouri fretboard maestro’s most impressive opus yet.” 

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Over the course of 40 years as a recording artist, guitarist Pat Metheny has released album after album, each one brilliantly documenting another aspect of his unique and nearly uncategorizable musical journey. Exhibiting an insatiable creative energy, Metheny has participated in just about every avenue of modern music making that the early 21st century might offer a musician. Seemingly bent on blurring and obliterating stylistic boundaries at every opportunity, he has created an expansively impressive body of work that includes a series of highly influential trio recordings, award winning solo albums, scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures, duets with major artists such as Charlie Haden and Jim Hall, and collaborations with other significant figures in modern music like Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Brad Mehldau and many others.

But for legions of his fans worldwide, there is no setting that defines Metheny the musician more than his role as bandleader of one of the most acclaimed and influential musical ensembles of the past quarter century, the Pat Metheny Group. As the only group in history to win seven consecutive Grammy awards for seven consecutive releases, the Pat Metheny Group has occupied a nearly undefinable musical territory that is accessible to listeners of all kinds while never compromising a unique compositional and improvisational integrity that is unparalleled among contemporary and mainstream jazz groups.

Founded by Metheny in 1977, the PMG has relentlessly traveled the world playing and selling out concerts, festivals and clubs in more than 40 countries, becoming one of the most active and popular touring acts of any kind anywhere. Each new record and tour are awaited with eager anticipation and speculation; this is a band with an imagination and no-holds-barred creativity that has constantly surprised and delighted fans with the unexpected, yet always delivers on the endless promise of imagination and pure melody that was invoked from the first notes of their first record.

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Tour

Tue, Feb 16
Charlotte, NC
Knight Theater
Tue, Feb 16
Charlotte, NC
Knight Theater
Thu, Feb 18
Stuart, FL
Lyric Theatre
Thu, Feb 18
Stuart, FL
Lyric Theatre
Fri, Feb 19
Miami, FL
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, Feb 19
Miami, FL
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Tue, Feb 23
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Tue, Feb 23
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Tue, Feb 23
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Tue, Feb 23
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Wed, Feb 24
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Wed, Feb 24
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Wed, Feb 24
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Wed, Feb 24
Austin, TX
One World Theatre
Tue, Apr 6
Lima
Gran Teatro Nacional
Tue, Apr 6
Lima
Gran Teatro Nacional
Thu, Apr 8
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
Thu, Apr 8
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
Fri, Apr 9
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
Fri, Apr 9
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
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