Pat Metheny

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Patrick Bruce Metheny
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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.
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Pat Metheny Discography Tracks

Albums

Pat Metheny - Pastorius / Metheny / Ditmas / Bley album art Jaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Bruce Ditmas / Paul Bley Jaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Bruce Ditmas / Paul Bley - Pastorius / Metheny / Ditmas / Bley (Album) Improvising Artists Inc. US 1976 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life album art Pat Metheny Bright Size Life (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM Records Japan 1976 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Watercolors album art Pat Metheny Watercolors (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM Records Germany 1977 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - New Chautauqua album art Pat Metheny New Chautauqua (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records Spain 1979 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - 80/81 album art Pat Metheny 80/81 (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls album art Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records Canada 1981 Sell This Version
B/2691 Pat Metheny - Live At Midem album art Pat Metheny Live At Midem(LP) Tobacco Road B/2691 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Rejoicing album art Pat Metheny w/ Charlie Haden & Billy Higgins Pat Metheny w/ Charlie Haden & Billy Higgins - Rejoicing (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Works album art Pat Metheny Works (Comp, Album) ECM Records France 1984 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Live In Concert album art Pat Metheny, The Heath Brothers, B.B. King, The Dave Brubeck Quartet Pat Metheny, The Heath Brothers, B.B. King, The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Live In Concert (Comp, Album) Kingdom Jazz Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Song X album art Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman - Song X (Album) Geffen Records France 1986 Sell This Version
WBMS 137 Pat Metheny - Interviews With Lyle Mays And Pat Metheny album art Lyle Mays / Pat Metheny Lyle Mays / Pat Metheny - Interviews With Lyle Mays And Pat Metheny(LP, Promo) Geffen Records, Metheny Group Productions WBMS 137 US 1986 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint album art Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint (Album) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Question And Answer album art Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Roy Haynes Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Roy Haynes - Question And Answer (Album) Geffen Records Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Secret Story album art Pat Metheny Secret Story (Album) Geffen Records US 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4438 Pat Metheny - A Special Conversation With Pat Metheny Hosted By Roy Firestone album art Pat Metheny A Special Conversation With Pat Metheny Hosted By Roy Firestone(CD, Promo) Geffen Records PRO-CD-4438 US 1992 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Live In Concert album art Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland - Live In Concert (Album) Jazz Door Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Giants Of Jazz & Blues album art Dave Brubeck / Pat Metheny / Heath Brothers* / B.B. King Dave Brubeck / Pat Metheny / Heath Brothers* / B.B. King - Giants Of Jazz & Blues (Comp) Galaxy Music Ltd. Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Zero Tolerance For Silence album art Pat Metheny Zero Tolerance For Silence (Album) DGC Canada 1994 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - I Can See Your House From Here album art John Scofield & Pat Metheny John Scofield & Pat Metheny - I Can See Your House From Here (Album) Blue Note Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
JD 1282, 1282 Pat Metheny - Blues For Pat (Live In San Francisco) album art The Joshua Redman Quartet* Feat. Pat Metheny, Christian McBride & Billy Higgins The Joshua Redman Quartet* Feat. Pat Metheny, Christian McBride & Billy Higgins - Blues For Pat (Live In San Francisco)(CD, Album) Jazz Door, Jazz Door JD 1282, 1282 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Passaggio Per Il Paradiso album art Pat Metheny Passaggio Per Il Paradiso (Album) MCA Music Italy 1996 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - The Sign Of 4 album art Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul Wertico Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul Wertico - The Sign Of 4 (Album) Knitting Factory Works US 1997 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Creative Music Studio - Woodstock Jazz Festival 2 album art Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Miroslav Vitous, Anthony Braxton Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Miroslav Vitous, Anthony Braxton - Creative Music Studio - Woodstock Jazz Festival 2 (Album) Douglas Music France 1997 Sell This Version
Pat Metheny - Beyond The Missouri Sky (Short Stories) album art Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny - Beyond The Missouri Sky (Short Stories) (Album) Verve Records Japan 1997 Sell This Version