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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.

  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Keyboards
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
And I Love Her on What's It All About by Pat Metheny
The Birds and the Bees on Jim Hall & Pat Metheny by Jim Hall & Pat Metheny
Don't Know Why on One Quiet Night by Pat Metheny
Cherish on What's It All About by Pat Metheny
One Quiet Night on One Quiet Night by Pat Metheny
The Sound of Silence on What's It All About by Pat Metheny
Ballad Z on Jim Hall & Pat Metheny by Jim Hall & Pat Metheny
Lookin' Up on Jim Hall & Pat Metheny by Jim Hall & Pat Metheny
Farmer's Trust on Jim Hall & Pat Metheny by Jim Hall & Pat Metheny
Are You Going With Me? on Upojenie by Pat Metheny

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Festival Internationale De Jazz De Montreal '89Pat Metheny2016Album
Boston Jazz Workshop, September 1976Pat Metheny2016Album
The Unity SessionsPat Metheny2016Album
Im Gespräch With The Greats (Interviews, 1996-1997)Fred Frith, Pat Metheny, Marc Ribot, Noël Akchoté2016Album
Live Montreal '89Pat Metheny2016Album
The Unity SessionsPat Metheny2015Album
Hommage À Eberhard WeberPat Metheny, Jan Garbarek, Gary Burton, Scott Colley, Danny Gottlieb, Paul McCandless, Michael Gibbs, Helge Sunde, SWR Big Band, Südwestrundfunk2015Album
Tap: Book Of Angels Volume 20John Zorn - Pat Metheny2013Album
Live In Germany 2003Pat Metheny2013Album
The Orchestrion ProjectPat Metheny2013Album
Unity BandPat Metheny2012Album
The Orchestrion ProjectPat Metheny2012Album
What's It All AboutPat Metheny2011Album
The Missouri Sky Duets In SpainPat Metheny & Charlie Haden2010Album
OrchestrionPat Metheny2010Album
Giganci Jazzu 16Pat Metheny2010Compil.
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
The Move To The Groove SessionPat Metheny & The Heath Brothers2008Album
Day TripPat Metheny2008Album
The Tales From The Hudson Band Live In TokyoMichael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Joey Calderazzo2007Album
QuartetPat Metheny & Brad Mehldau2007Album
Metheny MehldauPat Metheny & Brad Mehldau2006Album
Are you going with me ?Pat Metheny2006Single
As It IsPat Metheny2006Album
The Gathering SkyPat Metheny2006Album
Selected RecordingsPat Metheny2004Compil.
One Quiet NightPat Metheny2003Album
One Quiet NightPat Metheny2003Album
UpojenieAnna Maria Jopek & Pat Metheny2002Album
As It IsPat Metheny2002Album
In Concert: Recorded Live At The 1990 Mellon Jazz FestivalJack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Ted Kurland Associates2002Album
Luminescence: Kool Jazz At MidemB.B. King, Pat Metheny, The Heath Brothers, The Dave Brubeck Quartet2001Album
Jazz Café PresentsDave Brubeck / Pat Metheny / B.B. King2001Compil.
Parallel UniversePat Metheny2001Album
Pat Metheny (part III)Pat Metheny2001Compil.
Pat Metheny (part I)Pat Metheny2001Compil.
Pat Metheny Group (part II)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
All The Things You ArePat Metheny . / The Heath Brothers / Gary Burton / Ahmad Jamal / Trio Hum1999Album
Collection 2000Pat Metheny1999Compil.
Jim Hall & Pat MethenyJim Hall & Pat Metheny1999Album
One Quiet NightPat Metheny1999Single
HomecomingPat Metheny1999Single
Like MindsGary Burton • Chick Corea • Pat Metheny • Roy Haynes • Dave Holland1998Album
Across The SkyPat Metheny1998Album
Summer RunningMarc Johnson Featuring Bill Frisell • Pat Metheny • Joey Baron1997Single
The Elements : WaterDavid Liebman with Billy Hart, Cecil McBee & Pat Metheny1997Album
Beyond The Missouri Sky (Short Stories)Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny1997Album
The Sign Of 4Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul Wertico1997Album
Woodstock Jazz FestivalJack DeJohnette / Chick Corea / Pat Metheny / Anthony Braxton / Lee Konitz / Miroslav Vitous1997Album
Autumn LeavesPat Metheny1996Album
Passaggio Per Il ParadisoPat Metheny1996Album
I Can See Your House From HereJohn Scofield & Pat Metheny1994Album
This WorldPat Metheny1994Album
Zero Tolerance For SilencePat Metheny1994Album
Dream TeamsPat Metheny With Sonny Rollins & With Pat Metheny Trio1994Album
Secret StoryPat Metheny1993Album
The Longest SummerPat Metheny1992Single
A Special Conversation With Pat Metheny Hosted By Roy FirestonePat Metheny1992Album
Flower HourPat Metheny1992Album
Secret StoryPat Metheny, Power Station1992Album
Change Of Heart / Three Flights UpPat Metheny W/ Dave Holland & Roy Haynes1990Single
Question And AnswerPat Metheny w/ Dave Holland & Roy Haynes1990Album
Different Trains / Electric CounterpointSteve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny1989Album
Beat 70Pat Metheny1989Single
Works IIPat Metheny1988Compil.
Live 3 Ways / Parallel Realities LiveJohn Scofield + Jack DeJohnette & Herbie Hancock & Dave Holland & Pat Metheny1987Album
Interviews With Lyle Mays And Pat MethenyLyle Mays / Pat Metheny1986Album
"Kathelin Gray"/"Mob Job"Pat Metheny1986Single
Song XPat Metheny / Ornette Coleman1986Album
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
It's For You (Edit)Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays1981Single
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita FallsPat Metheny & Lyle Mays1981Album
80/81Pat Metheny1980Album
Two Folksongs 1stPat Metheny1980Single
ECM Special X Pat MethenyPat Metheny1980Compil.
New ChautauquaPat Metheny1979Album
New ChautauquaPat Metheny1979Album
New ChautauquaPat Metheny1979Single
WatercolorsPat Metheny1977Album
Pastorius / Metheny / Ditmas / BleyJaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Bruce Ditmas / Paul Bley1976Album
Bright Size LifePat Metheny1976Album
ArthurdocPat MethenyCompil.
Live At MidemPat Metheny Featuring Dave Brubeck, William O. Smith, Randy Jones, The Heath BrothersAlbum
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