Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny



Patrick Bruce Metheny (/məˈθni/ 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, Latin jazz, and jazz fusion.[1] Metheny has three gold albums and 20 Grammy Awards[2] and is the only person to win Grammys in ten different categories. He is the brother of jazz flugelhornist Mike Metheny.



Pat Metheny Group
Song X
Song X is a collaborative studio album by American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny and saxophonist Ornette Coleman.
Tap: Book of Angels Volume 20
Tap: Book of Angels Volume 20 is an album by Pat Metheny performing compositions from John Zorn's Masada Book Two.
Kin is a studio album by American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny and his Unity Group, an expanded version of 2012's Unity Band, with multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi and saxophonist Chris Potter.

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Popular Albums38

Album Appearances & References82

Popular Songs3

Song Appearances & References5

Popular Live Albums2

Live Album Appearances & References2

Musical Groups1

Film Soundtrack Appearances2

Collaborators & Influencers45

Other Music-Related Relationships28

Personal & Professional Relationships4

Awards & Nominations1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles85


Spotify - Appears On51


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles11

Astragal Hopes To Keep It Short and Sweet at In Bloom
  –  February 16, 2018
When asked who he was inspired by, Bent replied, "lately I've been into Hand Habits, Cortex, Pat Metheny, Corridor, and the song 'Keep On Calling,' by Nulifer Yanya. My usual rotation for the past couple of years has been The Clientele, Joy Division ...
Stu Ainsworth leads list of Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame inductees
  –  February 15, 2018
His recordings feature collaborations with leading jazz heads of state, including bassist Larry Gray, long­time Pat Metheny percussionist Paul Wertico, and the legendary Randy Brecker. Catalano's music has been spotlighted in many of the hallowed live ...
First Listen: Alfredo Rodríguez, 'The Little Dream'
  –  February 15, 2018
The 32-year-old pianist's new album, The Little Dream, evokes Keith Jarrett, Jaco Pastorious and Pat Metheny in equal parts, but the rhythms of Cuba, those guïro grooves can get anybody reeling and rocking, are etched into the music's bones. Rodríguez ...
A Century of the Acoustic Guitar in Jazz
  –  February 14, 2018
Pat Metheny’s playing had a rustic, down-home quality, steeped in American folk and country. Ralph Towner, like Charlie Byrd before him, chose a nylon-string classical guitar as his main axe, but the music he made—both as a solo artist and with the ...
San Jose Jazz Winter Fest guide: Here’s what you need to know
  –  February 13, 2018
There’s also Poland’s Marek Pasieczny, a classical composer-performer who has worked with the likes of Pat Metheny, Odair and Clarice Assad. Rounding out the lineup is Michael Chapdelaine, an award-winning American classical/fingerstyle guitarist who ...
Ronnie Burrage to lead drum masterclass
  –  February 8, 2018
Ronnie Burrage has shared stages with such jazz heavyweights as Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Jaco Pastorius and Pat Metheny. Having given his life to the music, he’s also influenced many players with his teaching, including his stint as CEO of the World ...
Metheny, James to Play Newport Jazz Festival’s Friday Night Concert
  –  February 7, 2018
Newport Jazz Festival has announced that Pat Metheny and Jose James will perform the Friday night concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The show begins with a cocktail party at 6:30 p.m. and the concert at 8 p.m. "Pat Metheny is someone I first ...
Eastside Jazz Quartet to celebrate first anniversary with a show
  –  February 6, 2018
Come to a show and you’ll hear the music of Miles (Davis) and (Thelonious) Monk, (John) Coltrane, Eddie Harris, Pat Metheny, John Scofield — something for everyone. We’re serious about the music, but we like to keep the atmosphere casual. We want the ...
Top 10 things to do this week in northeast Kansas, Feb. 4-10
  –  February 3, 2018
Since 2000, Sanchez has been the drummer of choice for 20-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist Pat Metheny, touring the world and appearing on eight acclaimed recordings. For information, visit Where: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center ...
Saxophonist Joshua Redman on recording with his famous father
  –  February 1, 2018
But Joshua is no slouch himself. When Redman was just 22 and fresh out of Harvard, Pat Metheny called him “the most important new musician in 20 years.” Joshua spoke with Kurt Andersen about his album, “Back East,” and getting the chance to record ...
Jazz Guitarist Tyler Reese Releases New Album
  –  January 30, 2018
A busy first-call, Nashville-based session player and touring guitarist who once studied with 20-time Grammy-winning jazz guitar master Pat Metheny, Reese reignited his passion and imagination for "Reminiscence" by reconnecting with his roots in jazz fusion.


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