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    Listen: Pat Metheny's "From This Place" Featured on NPR's "All Things Considered"
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    Pat Metheny's new album, From This Place, was reviewed on NPR's All Things Considered last night. "What happens when a jazz virtuoso sets his sights on a cinematic sound?" asks host Audie Cornish. "Guitarist Pat Metheny has done just that on his new album, evoking the plush and soaring landscapes of film scores. It's called From This Place, and 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."

    You can hear the complete All Things Considered piece here:

    On From This Place, Metheny is joined by drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda May Han Oh, pianist Gwilym Simcock—all of whom are currently on tour with Metheny in Australia—as well as the Hollywood Studio Symphony led by Joel McNeely, and special guests Meshell Ndegeocello (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and Luis Conte (percussion). To pick up a copy of the album, head to the Nonesuch Store, Amazon, and iTunes, and listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.

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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.

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Pat Metheny's new album, From This Place, was reviewed on NPR's All Things Considered last night. "What happens when a jazz virtuoso sets his sights on a cinematic sound?" asks host Audie Cornish. "Guitarist Pat Metheny has done just that on his new album, evoking the plush and soaring landscapes of film scores. It's called From This Place, and 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."

You can hear the complete All Things Considered piece here:

On From This Place, Metheny is joined by drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda May Han Oh, pianist Gwilym Simcock—all of whom are currently on tour with Metheny in Australia—as well as the Hollywood Studio Symphony led by Joel McNeely, and special guests Meshell Ndegeocello (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and Luis Conte (percussion). To pick up a copy of the album, head to the Nonesuch Store, Amazon, and iTunes, and listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.

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