If there is a billboard of Jazz guitarists, Pat Metheny definitely has to be at top of the list.
When it comes to jazz music, Metheny is there whether its in a jazz group, a duet or as a solo guitarist.
Metheny’s music style involves elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, post-bop, latin jazz and of course, jazz fusion.
With three gold albums and 19 grammy awards in his guitar case, he is probably one of the busiest guitarists in the jazz scene. He is constantly touring the US and Europe.
Metheny entered the wider jazz scene back in 1975 when he joined Gary Burton’s band, where he played alongside resident jazz guitarist Mick Goodrick. Goodrick was a 1967 alumnus of Berklee, who had held a teaching post there in the early 1970s.
He has a very complete and updated website with tour dates, audio, live performances, writings and recommendations. You can even purchase tickets and listen to PM radio station.
Check out this amazing performance from his latest DVD ‘Speaking of Now Live’ – this line up is like the the Dream Team of the new jazz music:
And don’t miss this amazing and beautiful performance on an acoustic guitar, a must listen:
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