Jaco Pastorius: Truth, Liberty & Soul
The GuardianJaco Pastorius: Truth, Liberty & Soul review – audacious live jazzThe GuardianIn his short life, Jaco Pastorius revolutionised the bass guitar, and lifted the music of key jazz-fusioneers Pat Metheny and Weather Report in the 1970s – but his ambition was to form a big band. This previously unreleased live set captures a ...
Posted on 22 June 2017 | 10:30 am
This Year's DC Jazz Festival May Have Been
Washington City Paper (blog)This Year's DC Jazz Festival May Have Been Slimmer, But It Still Packed Quite a PunchWashington City Paper (blog)The other top-line acts on the agenda included Canadian saxophonist Jane Bunnett and her Afro-Cuban band Maqueque at Sixth & I, and legendary guitarist Pat Metheny and his quartet at the Kennedy Center's concert hall. The former was spectacular on ...
Posted on 22 June 2017 | 8:14 am
Jazz Currents: Pat Metheny's 'Bright Size
Jazz Currents: Pat Metheny's 'Bright Size Life'WMUKA Jazz Currents episode on a great early album by Pat Metheny, 'Bright Size Life.' The album included drum guru Bob Moses and the uniquely talented bassist Jaco Pastorius–just before his career was about to take off. Bright Size Life takes us back to ...
Posted on 14 June 2017 | 12:58 pm
Pat Metheny Named 2018 NEA Jazz Master -
Nonesuch RecordsPat Metheny Named 2018 NEA Jazz MasterNonesuch RecordsCongratulations to guitarist/composer Pat Metheny, who has been named a 2018 NEA Jazz Master, the nation's highest honor in jazz. The recipients were announced last night at a DC Jazz Festival concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ...and more »
Posted on 13 June 2017 | 6:26 am
National Endowment for the Arts Names 2018
New York TimesNational Endowment for the Arts Names 2018 Jazz MastersNew York TimesThe National Endowment for the Arts on Monday announced its class of 2018 Jazz Masters, awarding the annual fellowship to a broad range of honorees at various stages of their careers. The winners are the vocalist Dianne Reeves; the guitarist Pat ...and more »
Posted on 12 June 2017 | 7:18 pm
Joe Bonamassa Slays Santa Barbara Bowl
These included a 1977 show by Dave Mason, 1978 photos of Santana and Joni Mitchell, with Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorius, and all the way up to an 80’s show by The Clash. We couldn’t find the images in what has become a cavernous back stage area.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 11:59 pm
The John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet:
Like some of Pat Metheny’s music, it has a sneaky way of being both incredibly pleasant and then, actually, unique and marvelous too. Amidst a season of Big Jazz Statements from the likes of Kamasi Washington, Brooklyn is no Epic but something just as ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 5:22 pm
Possum Jenkins Brings Rootsy Rock to Blowing
I love Led Zeppelin, but I also love Pat Metheny. I love Doc Watson. I got turned on to Derek Trucks when he was 17 and I was 16. His approach definitely figured into how I approach the guitar. I don’t really play slide guitar, but Trucks’ rhythm ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 2:33 pm
New Artist Reviews: Gideon King & City
Throughout his life, he has found musical inspiration from Steely Dan, John Coltrane, Neil Young, Earth, Wind & Fire, Wayne Shorter, John Scofield, Seal, Pat Metheny and many more in the worlds of classical, jazz and pop. James Genus, who is one of the ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 12:49 pm
Pat Metheny Brings Expansive Range to
Guitarist Pat Metheny, the artist-in-residence for the 36th annual Detroit Jazz Festival (Sept. 4-7), has never come across as your typical jazzman. With a sartorial style more Topanga Canyon than New York City, his home for some 20 years, a leonine mane ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 9:18 pm