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Pat Metheny

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Probably one of the most first guitarists through the ’80s onward (he’s instantly recognizable), Pat Metheny is really a chance-taking player that has gained great recognition but additionally taken some crazy left converts. His records using the Pat Metheny Group are challenging to spell it out (folk-jazz? feeling music?) but have the ability to become both available and original, stretching out the limitations of jazz and producing Metheny famous plenty of that he could perform whatever kind of music he needed without dropping his viewers. Metheny (whose old brother may be the trumpeter Mike Metheny) began on acoustic guitar when he was 13. His skill created quickly; he trained at both College or university of Miami and Berklee while he was an adolescent, and produced his saving debut with Paul Bley and Jaco Pastorius in 1974. He spent a significant period (1974-1977) with Gary Burton’s group, fulfilled keyboardist Lyle Mays, and in 1978 shaped his personal group, which originally presented Mays, bassist Tag Egan, and drummer Dan Gottlieb. Within a brief period he was ECM’s best artist and something of the very most popular of most jazzmen, offering out stadiums. Metheny mainly prevented playing predictable music, and his freelance tasks were constantly quite interesting. His 1980 recording 80/81 presented Dewey Redman and Mike Brecker inside a post-bop quintet; he teamed up with Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins on the trio day in 1983; and 2 yrs later recorded the outside Melody X with Ornette Coleman. Metheny’s various other projects from the group possess included a sideman documenting with Sonny Rollins, a 1990 tour with Herbie Hancock within a quartet, a trio record with Dave Holland and Roy Haynes, along with a cooperation (and tour) with Joshua Redman. Although his 1994 documenting No Tolerance for Silence baffled his market, Metheny maintained his reputation as a regularly creative performer. Furthermore to documenting for ECM, he provides appeared being a leader over the Geffen, Warner Bros., and non-esuch labels. Metheny provides remained mixed up in 21st century, launching Speaking of Today in 2002, the acoustic single record One Quiet Evening in 2003, Method Up in 2005, and Metheny Mehldau in 2006. Metheny and pianist Brad Mehldau came back to the studio room the following calendar year for Quartet. Metheny released the trio record EXCURSION in 2008. Orchestrion, which highlighted a single Metheny playing many acoustic equipment designed and constructed for him by Eric Vocalist, appeared from non-esuch early this year 2010. Metheny released What’s EVERYTHING About in June of 2011, his second single acoustic guitar saving. Unlike every other entrance in his huge catalog, the established entirely comprised addresses of pop music by modern songwriters (from Paul Simon and Lennon and McCartney to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Burt Bacharach, and Hal David) who’ve continued to carry indicating for him throughout his profession. Metheny released Unity Music group with saxophonist Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez, and bassist Ben Williams in June of 2012. In August the guaranteed live The Orchestrion Task was released; it had been a Disc document from the one-man tour using the symphonic machine in 2010-2011. The guitarist produced a convincing and independent remaining submit the springtime of 2013 in carrying out the task of composer John Zorn on Touch: John Zorn’s Publication of Angels, Vol. 20 for the Tzadik (possessed from the composer) and non-esuch labels concurrently. Metheny’s Unity Group continuing to tour, and in 2013 reentered the studio room. Kin, their second providing, premiered in Feb of 2014. In January of 2015, Metheny was section of a tribute to bassist Eberhard Weber, who experienced a debilitating heart stroke in 2007 and hasn’t performed since. The night time featured works created and inspired with the bassist, performed by different groupings of music artists as well as the SWR Big Music group. Co-billed towards the guitarist, saxophonist Jan Garbarek, and vibraphonist Gary Burton, it had been released on ECM as Hommage a Eberhard Weber in Sept. Metheny then shipped the live record Unity Periods and matched with trumpeter Cuong Vu for 2016’s Cuong Vu Trio Fits Pat Metheny.

Quick Facts


Full Name Pat Metheny
Date Of Birth August 12, 1954
Profession Film producer, Songwriter, Jazz guitarist, Film Score Composer
Education Lee's Summit High School, University of Miami
Nationality American
Spouse Latifa Metheny
Children Jeff Kaiis Metheny, Willow Metheny, Nicolas Djakeem Metheny
Parents Dave Metheny, Lois Metheny
Siblings Mike Metheny
Awards Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition, Grammy Award for Best New Age Album, Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Goya Award for Best Original Score, Porin Award for Best Foreign Jazz Music Album
Music Groups Pat Metheny Group
Music Songs Last Train Home, Are You Going With Me, Phase Dance, The Truth Will Always Be, And I Love Her, Song For Bilbao, Tell Her You Saw Me, Minuano, It's for You", Our Spanish Love Song, Sueño con México, September Fifteenth, Song for the Boys, Above The Treetops, So May It Secretly Begin, Is This America?, Sirabhorn, Better Days Ahead, Police People, Goin' Ahead, Farmer's Trust, Midwestern Nights Dream, San Lorenzo, Facing West, Always And Forever, Waltz for Ruth, Letter From Home, Upojenie, Every Day, The Longest Summer, Cinema Paradiso, The Moon Song
Albums Bright Size Life, Secret Story, Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short Stories), As Falls Wichita, so Falls Wichita Falls, What's It All About, The Unity Sessions, Question and Answer, One Quiet Night, 80/81, Watercolors, New Chautauqua, Trio ? Live, I Can See Your House from Here, Day Trip, Orchestrion, The Orchestrion Project, Jim Hall & Pat Metheny, Metheny/Mehldau, Song X, Tap: Book of Angels Volume 20, Trio 99 – 00, Metheny/Mehldau Quartet, Rejoicing, Quartet Live, Flower Hour, Jaco, Upojenie, Zero Tolerance for Silence, Like Minds, Parallel Realities, Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny, A Map of the World, Hommage à Eberhard Weber (Live), Passaggio Per Il Paradiso, Blues for Pat: Live In San Francisco, Live - Gotanda U-Port Hall, Tokyo. 9th Oct '85 - Remastered, American Garage - Live (Hofstra Playhouse, Hempstead Ny 17 Nov '79) [Remastered], Offramp Live At The Mesa Centennial Hall, Az 26 Jul ‘82 (Remastered), Epic - Live at the Bottom Line, NY 26 Sep 1978 (Remastered) [Live], Quartet, Live: The Jazz Workshop, Boston, Mass. 21 Sep '76 (Remastered), Live - Montreal International Jazz Festival. 5Th July 1989 (Remastered), Secret Story (Live - Estadio San Carlos De Apoquindo, Santiago, Chile 16 Sep '93)
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance, Juno Award for Music DVD of the Year, Echo Award for Jazz Production
Movies The Falcon and the Snowman, Twice in a Lifetime, Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed, A Map of the World, Trece entre mil, Pat Metheny: The Way Up: Live, Pat Metheny Group: Imaginary Day Live, Shadows and Light, Passage to Paradise, DeJohnette, Hancock, Holland, Metheny: In Concert, Pat Metheny: Speaking of Now: Live, Pat Metheny: We Live Here: Live in Japan, Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery: Live in '65, Lumières sur un massacre


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wild 2014/I writer: "Are You Going With Me"
Bi no tsubo TV Series 1 episode, 2013 performer - 2 episodes, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Django Unchained 2012 "Nicaragua"
Sû-chan, Mai-chan, Sawako-san 2012 performer: "Prayer"
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Banda sonora 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jenseits der Mauer 2009 TV Movie performer: "This Is Not America" - as Pat Metheny Group / writer: "This Is Not America"
Ondine 2009 performer: "One Quiet Night" / writer: "One Quiet Night" - as Patrick B. Metheny
Training Day 2001 writer: "American Dream"
The Taste of Others 2000 writer: "Au Lait" - as P. Metheny
Jade 1995 "Last To Know"
Toys 1992 performer: "LET JOY AND INNOCENCE PREVAIL" / producer: "LET JOY AND INNOCENCE PREVAIL"
Arachnophobia 1990 performer: "Goin' Ahead" / writer: "Goin' Ahead"
Twice in a Lifetime 1985 writer: "Yolanda, You Learn" - uncredited
The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 writer: "THIS IS NOT AMERICA"
Fandango 1985 performer: "September 15th", "It's For You" / writer: "September 15th", "It's For You", "Farmer's Trust"
Under Fire 1983 performer: "Dear John", "1979" / writer: "Dear John", "1979"
Shadows and Light 1980 Video documentary performer: "Pat's Solo" / writer: "Pat's Solo"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pat Metheny: The Unity Sessions 2015
Becoming California 2014 TV Movie documentary music composer
The California Environmental Legacy Project 2013 Documentary short
Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados 2013
Trece entre mil 2005 Documentary
A Map of the World 1999
Passage to Paradise 1998
The Silent Alarm 1993 Short
Big Time 1989 TV Movie
Lemon Sky 1988 music composed and performed by
Der Prinz 1986 TV Movie
Amazing Stories 1986 TV Series 1 episode
The Little Sister 1986
Twice in a Lifetime 1985
The Falcon and the Snowman 1985
Shadows and Light 1980 Video documentary
The Search for Solutions 1979 Documentary

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados 2013 musician
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... 2008 TV Series musician - 1 episode
Pat Metheny Group: Speaking of Now Live 2003 Video musician: acoustic, electric and synth guitars
A Map of the World 1999 score producer
The Little Sister 1986 music performer
The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 music arranger - uncredited / music performed by / orchestrator - uncredited
Under Fire 1983 musician: guitar solos

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pat Metheny: The Unity Sessions 2015 executive producer
Pat Metheny Group: Speaking of Now Live 2003 Video producer
Pat Metheny Group: Imaginary Day Live 2001 Video producer
Pat Metheny Group: More Travels 1992 Video associate producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Orchestrion Project 2012 Artist

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Orchestrion Project 2012

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 30 2012 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jazz at the White House 2016 TV Special Himself - Performer
Pat Metheny: The Unity Sessions 2015 Himself - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Guitar Synth, Electronics, Orchestrionics
More to Live For 2010 Documentary Himself
Charlie Haden 2009 Documentary Himself
Enrique Morente sueña la Alhambra 2005 Documentary Himself
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004 Video documentary Himself
Bruce Hornsby & Friends 2004 TV Movie documentary
Pat Metheny Group: Speaking of Now Live 2003 Video Himself
Austin City Limits 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Pat Metheny Group: Imaginary Day Live 2001 Video Himself
The Genius of Lenny Breau 1999 Documentary
Jim Hall: A Life in Progress 1998 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995 TV Series Himself
Great Performances 1994 TV Series Himself
Pat Metheny Group: More Travels 1992 Video Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1989-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Sunday Night 1989 TV Series Himself
Shadows and Light 1980 Video documentary Himself - guitar

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Goya Goya Awards Best Original Score (Mejor Música Original) Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (2013)
2007 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Film Music Compilation Album or Box Set · Douglass Fake (album produced by)
· Jon Burlingame (liner notes by)
· John Williams (music composed by)
· Alan Silvestri (music composed by)
· Craig Safan (music composed by)
· Michael Kamen (music composed by)
· Bruce Broughton (music composed by)
· Billy Goldenberg (music composed by)
· Fred Steiner (music composed by)
· John Addison (music composed by)
1996 President Award Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Best Score Passaggio per il paradiso (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Score (Mejor Música) Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (2013)
2014 Feroz Award Feroz Awards, ES Best Original Score Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (2013)


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1 If you come to my house, you won't see a wall of trophies or things like that. I'm sort of 'on to the next thing' all the time. Part of that is from having played and toured so much. You can have the best night of your life playing in Portland, and you're playing in Vancouver tomorrow. People in Vancouver don't care about how you played in Portland. It doesn't matter if you played the best you ever played last night - now it's tonight!
2 [on his new recording, 2014] I'm always trying to find 'connections' between things. That art is the juxtaposition of a lot of things that seem unrelated but add up to something recognizable. When I came up with 'Kin', it was thinking about that connection thing in a more linear way: the way we imagine our grandparents, our great-grandparents and then some cavemen somewhere. It goes the other way too. We are the ancestors of people who are going to be here 400 years from now. We tend to think we're the end of it all. But it's actually going to keep going.
3 [on working with the 'Unity Group'] As for the political aspect of being a musician, of playing in a way that is not built on the conventional rise and fall of the culture, that's a whole other chapter in itself. We're all trying our best to illuminate what we believe in, and it's quite different that this sort of 'American Idol' culture that we live in. So on one level the political aspect is there. But I wouldn't say it's just that tune. I'd say it's all of it.


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