Pat Metheny Schedule
He is considered to be a jazz guitarist, but the talented Pat Metheny has managed to bridge
the gap between jazz and rock music - likened to how Miles Davis accomplished the same feat in the late '60s and early '70s.
Metheny additionally played a key role in the boom of jazz's popularity among the younger generation of the 1980s.
year offers plenty of opportunities to catch the prolific musician in person.Don't miss out on your chance to see this remarkable
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Pat Metheny Background
City native Pat Metheny initially started with the trumpet as his musical instrument of choice at the age of 8. He did not
pick up the guitar until he was 12. He took to the guitar very quickly and his extraordinary virtuosity led him to even teaching
others how to play the instrument at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston and at the University of Miami. He collaborated
with vibraphone genius Gary Burton in 1974, with contributions to three of Burton's albums, offering some Wes Montgomery-inspired
guitar arrangements. Manfred Eicher, ECM Records, took notice and began a partnership that spanned 10 albums. Those albums
consistently yielded top placements on the jazz record charts.
Metheny has also managed to successfully cross over to
the pop album charts, validating the accessibility of his brand of music.
Metheny's early album releases were Bright
Size Life (1975) and Watercolors (1977). With Bright Size Life, he redefined the traditional jazz guitar sound for a new group
of players.His own individualistic style shined through with the Pat Metheny Group (1978). Along with his musical partner,
remarkable keyboard player Lyle Mays, Metheny crafted a rock band format that generated several albums of euphonious jazz
rock. New Chautauqua, a 1979 solo set, arrived after Metheny completed a major tour with Joni Mitchell and Pastorius. The
album showcased his extraordinary dexterity on the 12-string guitar. The album also muscled its way into the U.S. Top 50.
He came back to the electric band style for American Garage (1980), which featured the country-tinged, "Cross The Heartland."
His double set 80/81 included Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Dewey Redman and Charlie Haden. Also during this point of
his career, Metheny won multiple guitarist and jazz polls.
Metheny eventually became captivated by the musical potential
of the synclavier or guitar synthesizer. He put it to use on Offramp (1982).
Throughout the remainder of the '80s and
into the '90s, Metheny continuously reinvented himself. He utilizes state-of-the-art technology and consistently works to
advance the sonic and improvisational possibilities of his instrument.
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Pat Metheny Albums
his multi-faceted career, musician Pat Metheny has produced multiple solo recordings, duets and collaborative albums. His
solo recordings include: New Chautauqua (1979); Zero Tolerance for Silence (1994); Passaggio per il paradiso (1996); One Quiet
Night (2003); Orchestrion (2010); What's It All About (2011); and The Orchestrion Project (2012).
Pat Metheny contributed a score the movie soundtrack of The Falcon And The Snowman, which steered him to cutting
"This Is Not America" with the iconic David Bowie. The track broke the UK Top 20/US top 40, which cemented Metheny's popularity
with many new young fans. Soon venues were brimming with audience members decked out in striped rugby shirts, modeled after
their new music hero.
Pat Metheny Concert Experience
There's nothing better than heading out with friends
and family to enjoy some time out seeing your favorite artist perform live, and now you have a chance to see the remarkably
talented jazz musician Pat Metheny play at one of his many shows on this year's tour. Taking to the road to bring his music
to generational audiences, Pat Metheny is one of the best jazz musicians around today. Listening to music is one thing, but
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