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Pat Metheny

g, *1954 US, Missouri
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Patrick Bruce Metheny Yu Gno Who

Pat Metheny was born in Kansas City on August 12, 1954 into a musical family. Starting on trumpet at the age of 8, Metheny switched to guitar at age 12. By the age of 15, he was working regularly with the best jazz musicians in Kansas City, receiving valuable on-the-bandstand experience at an unusually young age. Metheny first burst onto the international jazz scene in 1974. Over the course of his three-year stint with vibraphone great Gary Burton, the young Missouri native already displayed his soon-to-become trademarked playing style, which blended the loose and flexible articulation customarily reserved for horn players with an advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibility - a way of playing and improvising that was modern in conception but grounded deeply in the jazz tradition of melody, swing, and the blues. With the release of his first album, Bright Size Life (1975), he reinvented the traditional “jazz guitar” sound for a new generation of players. 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. Younger brother of Mike Metheny.

  
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Keyboards
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
And I Love Her on What's It All About by Pat Metheny
Don't Know Why on One Quiet Night by Pat Metheny
Question And Answer on Like Minds by Various Artists
The Red One on I Can See Your House From Here by John Scofield & Pat Metheny
The Birds and the Bees on Jim Hall & Pat Metheny by Jim Hall & Pat Metheny
Cherish on What's It All About by Pat Metheny
Ballad Z on Jim Hall & Pat Metheny by Jim Hall & Pat Metheny
Are You Going With Me? on Upojenie by Pat Metheny & Anna Maria Jopek
The Sound of Silence on What's It All About by Pat Metheny
One Quiet Night on One Quiet Night by Pat Metheny

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
New York November 1979Pat Metheny2017Album
Live At The Academy Of Music - Philadelphia June 23rd 1990Pat Metheny2017Album
Boston Jazz Workshop, September 1976Pat Metheny2016Album
Im Gespräch With The Greats (Interviews, 1996-1997)Fred Frith, Pat Metheny, Marc Ribot, Noël Akchoté2016Album
The Unity SessionsPat Metheny2016Album
Festival Internationale De Jazz De Montreal '89Pat Metheny2016Album
Hommage À Eberhard WeberPat Metheny, Jan Garbarek, Gary Burton, Scott Colley, Danny Gottlieb, Paul McCandless, Michael Gibbs, Helge Sunde, SWR Big Band, Südwestrundfunk2015Album
The Unity SessionsPat Metheny2015Album
Live In Germany 2003Pat Metheny2013Album
Tap (Book Of Angels Volume 20)John Zorn - Pat Metheny2013Album
The Move To The Groove SessionPat Metheny & The Heath Brothers2013Compil.
The Orchestrion ProjectPat Metheny2013Album
The Orchestrion ProjectPat Metheny2013Album
The Orchestrion ProjectPat Metheny2012Album
Unity BandPat Metheny2012Album
What's It All AboutPat Metheny2011Album
Giganci Jazzu 16Pat Metheny2010Compil.
OrchestrionPat Metheny2010Album
The Missouri Sky Duets In SpainPat Metheny & Charlie Haden2010Album
Day Trip / Tokyo Day Trip LivePat Metheny w/ Christian McBride & Antonio Sanchez, Pallas2009Album
Quartet LiveGary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez2009Album
Day TripPat Metheny w/ Christian McBride & Antonio Sanchez2008Album
Tokyo Day Trip Live EPPat Metheny w/ Christian McBride & Antonio Sanchez2008Album
QuartetPat Metheny & Brad Mehldau2007Album
The Tales From The Hudson Band Live In TokyoMichael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Joey Calderazzo2007Album
The Gathering SkyPat Metheny2006Album
Are you going with me ?Pat Metheny2006Single
Metheny MehldauPat Metheny & Brad Mehldau2006Album
As It IsPat Metheny2006Album
Selected RecordingsPat Metheny2004Compil.
One Quiet NightPat Metheny2003Album
Tam, Gdzie Nie Sięga WzrokAnna Maria Jopek & Pat Metheny2002Single
In Concert: Recorded Live At The 1990 Mellon Jazz FestivalJack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Ted Kurland Associates2002Album
UpojenieAnna Maria Jopek & Pat Metheny2002Album
As It IsPat Metheny2002Album
Pat Metheny (part I)Pat Metheny2001Compil.
Pat Metheny Group (part II)Pat Metheny2001Compil.
Jazz Café PresentsDave Brubeck / Pat Metheny / B.B. King2001Compil.
Parallel UniversePat Metheny2001Album
Luminescence: Kool Jazz At MidemB.B. King, Pat Metheny, The Heath Brothers, The Dave Brubeck Quartet2001Album
Pat Metheny (part III)Pat Metheny2001Compil.
Trio 99→00Pat Metheny2000Album
Trio → LivePat Metheny2000Album
A Sassy SambaPat Metheny2000Album
Trio → LivePat Metheny2000Album
Move To The GroovePat Metheny & The Heath Brothers + Ralph Towner & Charlie Haden2000Album
A Map Of The WorldPat Metheny1999Album
Jim Hall & Pat MethenyJim Hall & Pat Metheny1999Album
HomecomingPat Metheny1999Single
One Quiet NightPat Metheny1999Single
All The Things You ArePat Metheny . / The Heath Brothers / Gary Burton / Ahmad Jamal / Trio Hum1999Album
Collection 2000Pat Metheny1999Compil.
Like MindsGary Burton • Chick Corea • Pat Metheny • Roy Haynes • Dave Holland1998Album
Across The SkyPat Metheny1998Album
The Sign Of 4Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul Wertico1997Album
Beyond The Missouri Sky (Short Stories)Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny1997Album
Summer RunningMarc Johnson Featuring Bill Frisell • Pat Metheny • Joey Baron1997Single
The Elements : WaterDavid Liebman with Billy Hart, Cecil McBee & Pat Metheny1997Album
Woodstock Jazz FestivalJack DeJohnette / Chick Corea / Pat Metheny / Anthony Braxton / Lee Konitz / Miroslav Vitous1997Album
Autumn LeavesPat Metheny1996Album
Passaggio Per Il ParadisoPat Metheny1996Album
This WorldPat Metheny1994Album
Dream TeamsPat Metheny With Sonny Rollins & With Pat Metheny Trio1994Album
Zero Tolerance For SilencePat Metheny1994Album
Secret StoryPat Metheny1993Album
The Longest SummerPat Metheny1992Single
A Special Conversation With Pat Metheny Hosted By Roy FirestonePat Metheny1992Album
Secret StoryPat Metheny, Power Station1992Album
Flower HourPat Metheny1992Album
Change Of Heart / Three Flights UpPat Metheny W/ Dave Holland & Roy Haynes1990Single
Question And AnswerPat Metheny, Dave Holland, Roy Haynes, Power Station1990Album
Beat 70Pat Metheny1989Single
Different Trains / Electric CounterpointSteve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny, Elektra1989Album
Works IIPat Metheny1988Compil.
Live 3 Ways / Parallel Realities LiveJohn Scofield + Jack DeJohnette & Herbie Hancock & Dave Holland & Pat Metheny1987Album
Song XPat Metheny / Ornette Coleman1986Album
Interviews With Lyle Mays And Pat MethenyLyle Mays / Pat Metheny1986Album
"Kathelin Gray"/"Mob Job"Pat Metheny1986Single
Pat MethenyPat Metheny1985Compil.
RejoicingPat Metheny w/ Charlie Haden & Billy Higgins1984Album
WorksPat Metheny1984Compil.
Live In ConcertPat Metheny / The Heath Brothers / The Dave Brubeck Quartet / B.B. King1984Compil.
Live At MidemPat Metheny1983Album
Live At MidemPat Metheny Featuring Dave Brubeck, William O. Smith, Randy Jones, The Heath Brothers1983Album
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita FallsPat Metheny & Lyle Mays1981Album
It's For You (Edit)Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays1981Single
80/81Pat Metheny1980Album
ECM Special X Pat MethenyPat Metheny1980Compil.
New ChautauquaPat Metheny1979Album
New ChautauquaPat Metheny1979Album
WatercolorsPat Metheny1977Album
Pastorius / Metheny / Ditmas / BleyJaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Bruce Ditmas / Paul Bley1976Album
Bright Size LifePat Metheny1976Album
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