pat metheny

Pat Metheny: What’s It All About

In his exploration of the limits of solo production, Pat Metheny’s last album, Orchestrion, succeeded at bringing together his own musical thoughts and combining them with technology to create an orchestra driven off of a singular input.  His latest project, What’s It All About, is a collection of acoustic covers of songs that have meant something to him, particularly in the early time period of his life where music was playing a more profound role. 

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Pat Metheny: Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA 5/18/10

To give you an idea of the magnitude of Orchestrion and how Pat Metheny’s system works, imagine a controlled orchestra that at times can respond only to the input of one single instrument, in this case the guitar.  Each instrument is programmed and synchronized to react to what is played on Metheny’s guitar or previously composed and similarly he has the ability to control which instruments are playing at a given time. Last Tuesday was no ordinary show when Pat Metheny brought the tour through the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA to an audience that was curious to see the virtuoso in a different element. 

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Tour Dates: Sweet Baby Tapestry

Singer-songwriters James Taylor and Carole King share a unique bond, as King made her first public performance with Taylor some 40 years ago at LA’s famed venue the Troubadour. The

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Pat Metheny Trio: Tokyo Day Trip (EP)

his forty-minute 'EP', a collection of tracks previously available individually as downloads, may not supplant what could otherwise be the de rigueur live release from the recent tours of Pat Metheny, Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez. But it does extend the dynamic of the trio in ways not capturee by the studio album released earlier this year.

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Brubeck, Metheny, Redman, Tyner, Deep Blue Organ Trio

Time Out Take Five is the second of a regular jazz column by Glide contributor Doug Collette, who will be taking snap-shot reviews of recent jazz albums.  This edition, looks at legends Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner, Pat Metheny and Joshua Redman, along with the Deep Blue Organ Trio.

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