Pat Metheny

Born 12 August 1954.
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Pat Metheny - interview with Jamie Cullum

Jamie interviews the jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny.

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Biography

Patrick Bruce "Pat" Metheny ( mə-THEE-nee; born August 12, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist and composer.

He is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, post-bop, latin jazz and jazz fusion. Metheny has three gold albums and 20 Grammy Awards. He is the brother of jazz flugelhornist and journalist Mike Metheny.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Orchestrion Project

    The Orchestrion Project 2013

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    A pale live release, recommended for the hardcore only.
  2. Review of Unity Band

    Unity Band 2012

    Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre
    Arguably one of Metheny’s best releases in recent times.
  3. Review of What’s It All About

    What’s It All About 2011

    Reviewed by Daniel Spicer
    His fans are 100% guaranteed to love every moment.
  4. Review of Orchestrion

    Orchestrion 2010

    Reviewed by Kathryn Shackleton
    The Grammy winner drags a childhood obsession into the 21st century.
  5. Review of Day Trip

    Day Trip 2008

    Reviewed by Nick Reynolds
    Day Trip says nothing but says it sweetly.
  6. Review of Secret Story

    Secret Story 2007

    Reviewed by Nick Reynolds
    I had to go back and listen to Song X again to clean out the sticky gunk this album...
  7. Review of One Quiet Night

    One Quiet Night 2003

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    The first truly solo record from Pat Metheny, playing acoustic baritone guitar on a...