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  Pat Metheny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Metheny's next album formalized this partnership and began the Pat Metheny Group, featuring several songs co-written with Mays; the album was released as the self-titled Pat Metheny Group on the ECM record label.
Pat Martino had used the electric twelve-string guitar on a studio album, Desperado, and John McLaughlin had famously used a double-neck electric guitar with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, but Metheny was a significant user of the twelve-string electric in jazz.
Metheny's tone, which has evolved over the years, involves using the natural full-frequency response of his hollow-body guitar, combined with high-midrange settings on his amplifier to create a smooth, sustaining lead sound that is virtually devoid of piercing treble yet is able to cut through a dense mix.
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 Pat Metheny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
It's hard to think of Pat Metheny as entering middle age, but the boy wonder of jazz guitar -- and easily the most popular jazz guitarist alive -- is now 45, and for the first time ever he finds himself the senior member of a trio that he's leading.
Metheny composes sweet, pastoral film scores, like the one for the recent A Map of the World, and has fashioned lyrical duet albums with Hall and Charlie Haden, but is also capable of the solo guitar skronk-fest Zero Tolerance for Silence (Geffen, 1994) and his touchstone 1985 recording with Coleman, Song X (Geffen).
Metheny compares Bill Stewart's double-edged style to the mix of funk and jazz that Billy Higgins created on Lee Morgan's soul-jazz prototype "The Sidewinder." Stewart's abilities encouraged Metheny to try John Coltrane's classic "Giant Steps," a tune that's usually taken at breakneck speed, with the current trio.
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 Pat Metheny Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Metheny has also been one of the few jazz artists to make regular appearances in the pop album charts, such is the accessibility of his music.
Metheny continued into the 90s with Secret Story, an album of breathtaking beauty featuring gems such as "Above The Treetops" and the poignant "The Truth Will Always Be".
Metheny is able to comfortably move between pure jazz and the pop jazz that made his name.
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 Pat Metheny - Music Downloads - Online
Metheny (whose older brother is the trumpeter Mike Metheny) started on guitar when he was 13.
Among Metheny's other projects away from the group were a sideman recording with Sonny Rollins; a 1990 tour with Herbie Hancock in a quartet; a trio album with Dave Holland and Roy Haynes; and a collaboration (and tour) with Joshua Redman.
Metheny remained active in the 21st century, releasing Speaking of Now in 2002, the solo One Quiet Night in 2003, Way Up in 2005, and Metheny Mehldau in 2006.
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 Pat Metheny Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The core members of the group are guitarist and bandleader Pat Metheny, composer, keyboardist and pianist Lyle Mays (who was part of the group's inception in 1977), and bassist and producer Steve Rodby (joined in 1980).
Metheny's follow-up album formalized the relationship, and featured several songs co-written with Mays; the album was released as the self-titled Pat Metheny Group on the ECM label.
Metheny has said [2] that one of the inspirations for the labyrinthine piece was a reaction against a perceived trend for music requiring a short attention span and which lacks nuance and detail.
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 Pat Metheny News
Pat Metheny Group - Published: October 20, 2006 One of most exciting aspects of live performance is the opportunity to see how a group translates music from the studio to the concert stage.
Pat Metheny - Minuano with the Metropole Orchestra
Ever since the mid '70s, Pat Metheny has awed the music world with his jazz guitar and the many ways he has improvised with it.
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 Music | Pat Metheny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Over the course of his career, jazz-guitar god Pat Metheny has alternated between his Pat Metheny Group and more traditional trios, and though the latter have shown off his ability to function in a "pure" jazz context, the most recent PMG discs have suffered from an anticlimactic jazz-pop sameness.
Repeated listenings reveal Metheny’s personality in the details, as he punctuates the calm, folk-like surfaces with moody dissonance and harmonic shifts, or follows an idea into new terrain.
Metheny works similar surprises with Night’s cover choices, Jesse Harris’s Norah Jones hit "Don’t Know Why" and the Pacemakers’ "Ferry ’Cross the Mersey." "Over on 4th Street" ups the tempo with a folk-tunefulness that cries out for lyrics, and "Song for the Boys" builds drama with its propulsive triple meter.
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 Pat Metheny
Metheny's style and goals became even more focused during Metheny's tenure at Berklee and during the three years he spent as a member of Burton's band.
Metheny wanted to go on to another sideman position; but in 1977, fusion music dominated, and both his sound and playing style did not fit the bill.
To Metheny, the spiritual side of his music — that which connects with the soul of the listener — is both the most important and least quantifiable element.
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 Pat Metheny - great jazz guitarists
One of the most original guitarists from the '80s onward (he is instantly recognizable), Pat Metheny is a chance-taking player who has gained great popularity but also taken some wild left turns.
Pat Metheny: Pat Metheny Songbook Performed by Pat Metheny.
On the heels of his 15th Grammy Pat Metheny, the most honored jazz guitarist in history, offers one of the most adventurous albums of his career.
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 Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden
Pat Metheny was born in 1954 near Kansas City, Missouri.
Charlie Haden was born in Shenandoah, Iowa, in 1937.
Metheny began the evening with an almost mind-expanding solo on his guitar, after which he was joined by bassist Charlie Haden.
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 Pat Metheny @ All About Jazz
Pat Metheny was born in Kansas City on August 12, 1954 into a musical family.
Throughout his career, Pat Metheny has continued to re-define the genre by utilizing new technology and constantly working to evolve the improvisational and sonic potential of his instrument.
Metheny’s body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with settings ranging from modern jazz to rock to classical.
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Pat Metheny – virtuoso guitarist, multi-faceted composer, innovative producer and guitar synthesizer pioneer – finds himself in a most enviable position, primarily the result of an insatiable musical intelligence and seemingly unflagging energy.
Each incantation in Pat’s ever evolving career has been distinctly unique and yet all are indelibly etched with Metheny’s signature.
In the past year alone, Metheny released his breathtaking score to the film version of Jane Hamilton’s novel A Map of the World (Warner Bros.) and recorded on two albums, Jim Hall and Pat Metheny (Telarc) and Michael Brecker’s Time is of the Essence (Verve).
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 Pat Metheny - AOL Music
Pat Metheny came onto the jazz scene in 1975 after joining Gary Burton's band and...
Pat Metheny also has released notable solo, trio, quartet and duet...
Founder Pat Metheny first appeared on the jazz fusion scene in the mid-1970s with a...
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 Amazon.com: Pat Metheny Group: Music: Pat Metheny Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
It was 1978, when I had the fortune to listen Pat Metheny Group for the first time, I perfectly remember it was a beautiful song named "San Lorenzo" (included on this album); since then, I felt completely captivated by the uniqueness sound and musical expression of the Group.
I said "That's the guy!!!" That was the night when I began to fully appreciate the artistry of Pat Metheny, his uncanny ability to wrest every ounce of emotion from a guitar, his ability to express every emotion from despair to elation using nothing but his fingers, strings and a geyser of talent.
Pat Metheny remains, to this day, the guitarist for whom I hold the utmost respect and in whose talent I stand in awe.
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 Amazon.com: The Way Up: Music: Pat Metheny Group,Pat Metheny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Metheny has likened the creation of The Way Up to making a film, and in some respects, the album feels like a vividly rendered journey, its moods shifting like scenes glimpsed from a fast-moving vehicle.
Pat's guitar work also seems to be more varied as well alternating between electric, acoustic, slide, 12-string, fuzz and guitar-synth.
Yes, Pat Metheny has earned the right to experiment but like it or not, any artist can end up a commodity and the road back, like the way up, can be a haul.
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 Pat Metheny Discography at CD Universe
This collaboration between guitarist Pat Metheny and pianist Brad Mehldau echoes the 1962...
Jazz guitar innovator Pat Metheny first appeared in the mid-'70s as a prodigy in Gary Burton's band, and soon thereafter he was leading his own group.
Ever the explorer, Metheny has been a pioneer of the guitar synthesizer, a champion of the avant garde, and a unifier of musical styles, incorporating rock, folk, world music, and even country influences into his unique musical paradigm.
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 Amazon.com: One Quiet Night: Music: Pat Metheny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
As the title implies, Metheny is in a contemplative mood, as he records a mix covers and old and new originals in his home studio.
Metheny, for his part, is precipitously close to repeating himself and generating his own cliche.
Pat Metheny makes a great leap into different territory with his solo acoustic album "One Quiet Night." Its great to hear him span three different frontiers of his music: his old music, pop standards and new music soley for this album.
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 Guitar Tablature - Jazz Guitar : Pat Metheny Licks
Pat Metheny's versatility is almost beyond compare to other musicians.
Pat Metheny also manages to combine virtuosity with accessibility, resulting in music that is pleasing for 2 kinds of audiences, hence his popularity.
6) Metheny plays this famous guitar lick on the solo break of 'Third Wind' (roundabout 1.35), a Metheny composition from the album Still Life (Talking).
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 The Pat Metheny Transcriptions page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The official Pat Metheny Group website announces that in February 2005 the complete "The Way Up Complete Score" will be released.
The aim of this website is to exchange transcriptions of those tunes that were not included in the Pat Metheny Songbook, or tunes that postdate the release of Pat's songbook among Pat's fans.
However, we encourage you to consider purchasing the real Pat Metheny Songbook, because it offers superior transcriptions (because they are made by Pat Metheny himself!).
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 Pat Metheny Group Listener Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
After months of contemplation, research, auditions and planning, the Pat Metheny Group has entered the studio with a brand new lineup and an exciting batch of all new compositions.
Says Pat “With the addition earlier this year of drummer Antonio Sanchez, suddenly it was a whole new ball game.
Pat started the process of finding someone by going through dozens of new albums by new artists and going out regularly around his hometown of New York to scope out new talent and by asking other respected musicians if by chance they had heard any new players lately that had made their ears perk up.
www.patmethenygroup.com /press/newband.html   (1830 words)

 Pat Metheny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
It will be a double CD and will contain songs from the latest Pat Metheny Trio album, some Metheny 'oldies' and 3 new tunes.
Since the Pat Metheny Songbook came out, only a few new transcriptions were added by our visitors.
There is some interesting news about the upcomming songbook at Pat Metheny Group Listeners Network.
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 Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny wurde 1954 in der Nähe von Kansas City, Missouri, geboren.
P.S. Methenys Urteil über Brad Mehldau freut uns, da es sich mit unserem deckt: Es werde immer neue Musiker geben, so wie Brad Mehldau, der einfach aus dem Nichts gekommen sei und vielleicht die wichtigste improvisierte Klaviermusik der letzten zwanzig Jahre spiele.
Methenys Spiel dagegen erinnerte stellenweise an dasjenige von George Benson und hatte nichts mit seinem neuesten Album Trio 99-00 zu tun.
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 HyperMusic -- History of Jazz: Pat Metheny
Electric guitarist and composer Pat Metheny performed with a wide variety of musicians, eventually forming his own band, The Pat Metheny Group.
He is known for his lyrical playing and his technical facility.
In addition to performing, Metheny has taught at the University of Miami and Berklee College of Music, and has composed several film scores.
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 Artist Roster: Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny's singular approach has been captured in a variety of settings, each a distinctive piece of a bold, larger design.
Albums such as BRIGHT SIZE LIFE with Jaco Pastorius and Bob Moses introduced Metheny’s engaging compositions and unique instrumental conception; AMERICAN GARAGE portrayed the Pat Metheny Group’s more rockish side; or the more recent and timeless classic, BEYOND THE MISSOURI SKY (Short Stories) with Charlie Haden, incorporating elements of jazz, folk and country.
Each step in Pat’s ever evolving career has been distinctly unique and yet all are indelibly etched with Metheny’s signature.
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 Pat Metheny on The Way Up with Sibelius
Pat Metheny on The Way Up with Sibelius
In order to have the Pat Metheny Group rehearse and perform the continuous 68-minute album release: The Way Up in full, Co-Writers Metheny and Lyle Mays, with editing by bassist and fellow producer Steve Rodby, created the score with Sibelius 3 software.
Pat realized that through the Sibelius Scorch plug-in, fellow musicians and fans could view and listen to the MIDI playback over the web.
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 Pat Metheny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Pat Metheny Group: Speaking of Now Live (2003) (V) (musician: acoustic, electric and synth guitars)
Pat Metheny Group: More Travels (1992) (V) (associate producer)
Pat Metheny Group: Speaking of Now Live (2003) (V)....
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Pat Metheny (acoustic and electric guitars, 12-string guitar, 42-string pikasso guitar, e-bows and slide, soprano guitars, fretless guitar, guitar synth) / Lyle Mays (piano, non-tuned spinet piano, celeste, pedal harmonium, autoharps, electric piano, clavinet) / Steve Rodby (acoustic bass, piccolo bass) / Paul Wertico (drums and percussion)
Pat Metheny (guitars, guitar synths) / Lyle Mays (piano, keyboards) / Steve Rodby (acoustic and electric basses) / Paul Wertico (drums, percussion) / Armando Marcal (percussion, timbales, congas, voice) / Pedro Aznar (voice, acoustic guitar, percussion, sax, steel drums, vibes, marimba, melodica)
Pat Metheny (electric and acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, bass) / Lyle Mays (piano, synthesizers, organ, autoharp) / Nana Vasconcelos (berimbau, percussion, drums, vocals)
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