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Pat Metheny with Larry Grenadier
Since emerging as a teenage prodigy with Gary Burton in the early 1970s, Pat Metheny has become the most ubiquitous guitarist in jazz, a musician who constantly seeks and finds new creative realms. Whether playing acoustic or highly processed, effects-laden electric guitar, his sound is instantly identifiable and unapologetically gorgeous. While cultivating a huge worldwide fan base, he’s tackled every imaginable setting from angular harmonics with Ornette Coleman to pastoral landscapes with Charlie Haden and Jim Hall. Last year’s project was Orchestrion, a mind-boggling mechanical orchestra that Metheny controlled through various software triggers. Shedding his mechanical friends for an accompanist with an unerringly swinging pulse, Metheny performs with Larry Grenadier, a Bay Area native who’s one of the jazz world’s most sought-after bassists. His credits include long associations with Joshua Redman, Charles Lloyd and Brad Mehldau, and he anchors the cooperative trio Fly with drummer Jeff Ballard and SFJAZZ Collective tenor saxophonist Mark Turner. Metheny and Grenadier have forged deep ties over the years, including a nimble group with ace drummer Bill Stewart (Trio 99>00). Expect the duo to perform some tunes from What’s It All About, Pat’s new solo album. Don’t miss this rare and intimate opportunity to experience a true mastermind of contemporary jazz.
Pat Metheny guitars
Larry Grenadier bass