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Pat Metheny

g, *1954 US, Lee's Summit, 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
  • Electric guitar
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
And I Love Her on What's It All About by Pat Metheny
From The Mountains on Dream Box by Pat Metheny
MoonDial on MoonDial by Pat Metheny
Cinema Paradiso [Love Theme] on Beyond The Missouri Sky by Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny
Don't Know Why on One Quiet Night by Pat Metheny
You’re Everything on You’re Everything by Pat Metheny
Bright Size Life on Bright Size Life by Pat Metheny
Here, There and Everywhere on Here, There and Everywhere by Pat Metheny
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress on Beyond The Missouri Sky by Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny
The Red One on I Can See Your House From Here by John Scofield & Pat Metheny

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Live At The Academy Of Music - Philadelphia June 23rd 1990Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette2017Album
Live In The '70sPat Metheny2017Album
New York November 1979Pat Metheny2017Album
Live In Olympia, Washington 1976Gary Burton Quintet With Pat Metheny2017Album
Live 1976: Classic FM BroadcastPat Metheny2017Album
Boston Jazz Workshop, September 1976Pat Metheny2016Album
Im Gespräch With The Greats (Interviews, 1996-1997)Fred Frith, Pat Metheny, Marc Ribot, Noël Akchoté2016Album
Festival Internationale De Jazz De Montreal '89Pat Metheny2016Album
Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat MethenyCuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny2016Album
The Unity SessionsPat 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 Band2015Album
Live In Germany 2003Pat Metheny With Charlie Haden2013Album
Tap (Book Of Angels Volume 20)John Zorn - Pat Metheny2013Album
The Orchestrion ProjectPat Metheny2013Album
The Orchestrion ProjectPat Metheny2012Album
Unity BandPat Metheny2012Album
What's It All AboutPat Metheny2011Album
OrchestrionPat Metheny2010Album
Giganci Jazzu 16Pat Metheny2010Compil.
The Missouri Sky Duets In SpainPat Metheny & Charlie Haden2010Album
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 Tales From The Hudson Band Live In TokyoMichael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Joey Calderazzo2007Album
QuartetPat Metheny & Brad Mehldau2007Album
The Gathering SkyPat Metheny2006Album
Are you going with me ?Pat Metheny2006Album
Metheny MehldauPat Metheny & Brad Mehldau2006Album
As It IsPat Metheny2006Album
The Song Is YouChick Corea, Anthony Braxton, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Lee Konitz, Miroslav Vitous2005Album
Jazz Essentials Featuring Take FiveDave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Sonny Stitt, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny2005Compil.
Selected RecordingsPat Metheny2004Compil.
One Quiet NightPat Metheny2003Album
Mania MieniaAnna Maria Jopek, Pat Metheny2003Single
As It IsPat Metheny2002Album
UpojenieAnna Maria Jopek & Pat Metheny2002Album
Tam, Gdzie Nie Sięga WzrokAnna Maria Jopek & Pat Metheny2002Single
Chcę Byś Miał Spokojne, Dobre ŚwiętaAnna Maria Jopek, Pat Metheny2002Single
Secret StoryPat Metheny2001Album
Interview With Michael Brecker And Pat Metheny for Nearness Of You: The Ballad BookMichael Brecker and Pat Metheny2001Album
Pat Metheny (part III)Pat Metheny2001Compil.
Pat Metheny Group (part II)Pat Metheny2001Compil.
Luminescence: Kool Jazz At MidemB.B. King, Pat Metheny, The Heath Brothers, The Dave Brubeck Quartet2001Album
Pat Metheny (part I)Pat Metheny2001Compil.
Parallel UniversePat Metheny2001Album
A Sassy SambaPat Metheny2000Album
Trio 99→00Pat Metheny2000Album
Trio → LivePat Metheny2000Album
Move To The GroovePat Metheny & The Heath Brothers + Ralph Towner & Charlie Haden2000Album
Trio → LivePat Metheny2000Album
All The Things You ArePat Metheny . / The Heath Brothers / Gary Burton / Ahmad Jamal / Trio Hum1999Album
Jim Hall & Pat MethenyJim Hall & Pat Metheny1999Album
Collection 2000Pat Metheny1999Compil.
A Map Of The WorldPat 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 Sign Of 4 Vol.2Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul Wertico1997Album
The Sign Of 4Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul Wertico1997Album
The Elements : WaterDavid Liebman with Billy Hart, Cecil McBee & Pat Metheny1997Album
Creative Music Studio - Woodstock Jazz Festival 2Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Miroslav Vitous, Anthony Braxton1997Album
Beyond The Missouri Sky (Short Stories)Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny1997Album
Woodstock Jazz FestivalJack DeJohnette / Chick Corea / Pat Metheny / Anthony Braxton / Lee Konitz / Miroslav Vitous1997Album
Passaggio Per Il ParadisoPat Metheny1996Album
Autumn LeavesPat Metheny1996Album
Blues For Pat (Live In San Francisco)Joshua Redman Quartet Feat. Pat Metheny, Christian McBride & Billy Higgins1995Album
Dream TeamsPat Metheny With Sonny Rollins & With Pat Metheny Trio1994Album
SummertimeJohn Scofield & Pat Metheny1994Album
Zero Tolerance For Silence - Part OnePat Metheny1994Single
This WorldPat Metheny1994Album
I Can See Your House From HereJohn Scofield & Pat Metheny1994Album
Zero Tolerance For SilencePat Metheny1994Album
Secret StoryPat Metheny1993Album
A Special Conversation With Pat Metheny Hosted By Roy FirestonePat Metheny1992Album
Flower HourPat Metheny1992Album
The Longest SummerPat Metheny1992Single
Secret StoryPat Metheny1992Album
DeJohnette, Hancock, Holland, Metheny In ConcertJack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny1991Album
Change Of Heart / Three Flights UpPat Metheny W/ Dave Holland & Roy Haynes1990Single
Question And AnswerPat Metheny, Dave Holland, Roy Haynes1990Album
Beat 70Pat Metheny1989Single
Different Trains / Electric CounterpointSteve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny1989Album
Works IIPat Metheny1988Compil.
"Kathelin Gray" / "Mob Job"Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman1986Single
Interviews With Lyle Mays And Pat MethenyLyle Mays / Pat Metheny1986Album
Song XPat Metheny / Ornette Coleman1986Album
Pat MethenyPat Metheny1985Compil.
Live In ConcertPat Metheny / The Heath Brothers / The Dave Brubeck Quartet / B.B. King1984Compil.
RejoicingPat Metheny w/ Charlie Haden & Billy Higgins1984Album
WorksPat Metheny1984Compil.
Live At MidemPat Metheny Featuring Dave Brubeck, William O. Smith, Randy Jones, The Heath Brothers1983Album
Two Folksongs (Tune Koot & Bie)Pat Metheny1983Single
Live At MidemPat Metheny1983Album
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita FallsPat Metheny & Lyle Mays1981Album
It's For You (Edit)Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays1981Single
80/81Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Dewey Redman, Michael Brecker1980Album
ECM Special X Pat MethenyPat Metheny1980Compil.
King Biscuit Flower HourBonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny1980Single
New ChautauquaPat Metheny1979Album
New ChautauquaPat Metheny1979Album
WatercolorsPat Metheny1977Album
Pastorius / Metheny / Ditmas / BleyJaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Bruce Ditmas / Paul Bley1976Album
Bright Size LifePat Metheny1976Album
The Sign Of 4 Vol.3 The Balance Of ProbabilityDerek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul WerticoAlbum
The Sign Of 4 vol. 1 Statement Of The CaseDerek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul WerticoAlbum
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