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    Pat Metheny’s New Album, "From This Place," Out Now

    Pat Metheny's new album, From This Place, is out now on Nonesuch Records. To pick up a copy, head to your local record store, the Nonesuch Store, Amazon, and iTunes, and listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.

    "A breathtakingly immersive experience that affirms Metheny as a consummate musical storyteller," exclaims Mojo in a four-star review. "A transcendent album, possibly the maestro’s most impressive opus yet." "Impressively conceived and impeccably executed," says Jazzwise in its four-star review, "From This Place is Metheny's finest album to date." Stereogum says: "This is extraordinary music." The Arts Desk also gives the album four stars, calling it "a complex, meticulously produced and many-layered album which demands concentrated and repeated listening," as does Record Collector, which says: "A momentous project. At the heart of the music is Metheny’s quartet, a deft, cohesive, super-intuitive group."

    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 (←→). Metheny, Simcock, Oh, and Sanchez begin an extensive international tour in the New Year.

    "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 ColemanSteve Reich, Charlie Haden, Brad Mehldau, and many others.

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Pat Metheny's new album, From This Place, is out now. "A breathtakingly immersive experience that affirms Metheny as a consummate musical storyteller," exclaims Mojo. "A transcendent album, possibly the maestro’s most impressive opus yet." "Impressively conceived and impeccably executed," says Jazzwise, "From This Place is Metheny's finest album to date." Stereogum says: "This is extraordinary music." Metheny 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.

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Pat Metheny's new album, From This Place, is out now on Nonesuch Records. To pick up a copy, head to your local record store, the Nonesuch Store, Amazon, and iTunes, and listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.

"A breathtakingly immersive experience that affirms Metheny as a consummate musical storyteller," exclaims Mojo in a four-star review. "A transcendent album, possibly the maestro’s most impressive opus yet." "Impressively conceived and impeccably executed," says Jazzwise in its four-star review, "From This Place is Metheny's finest album to date." Stereogum says: "This is extraordinary music." The Arts Desk also gives the album four stars, calling it "a complex, meticulously produced and many-layered album which demands concentrated and repeated listening," as does Record Collector, which says: "A momentous project. At the heart of the music is Metheny’s quartet, a deft, cohesive, super-intuitive group."

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 (←→). Metheny, Simcock, Oh, and Sanchez begin an extensive international tour in the New Year.

"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 ColemanSteve Reich, Charlie Haden, Brad Mehldau, and many others.

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