After a forty year long solo musical journey, the remarkable jazz legend Pat Metheny expanded his act through Unity Group. The band’s musical intelligence matched perfectly with that of Metheny. Pat and winning a Grammy Award for his work on the album Unity Band proved it further. Encouraged by the wonderful response, Pat plans to work on another album with the group. While the release date of this album is not yet declared, the group has announced a world tour starting in early 2014. Pat and his group mates will be performing in North America and Europe for two months each. For all Pat Metheny admirers, this is a perfect chance to catch this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration performing live.
About the Guitar Virtuoso
There are only a few artists of jazz genre that have earned as much name as Pat Metheny. He is an amazing guitarist who has been active since 1970s and is still going strong. From acoustic to electric; from intense to contemplative and from composed to improvised, Pat has employed his unmistakable sensibility in his works. His musical journey has approached almost four decades and during this time, he has done a lot of solo work, duets with notable artists and has led Pat Metheny Unity Group along with other projects. His music is a combination of jazz fusion, Latin jazz, post-bop, contemporary and progressive jazz.
Honors and Recognition
Among so many of the solo recordings, collaboration albums and releases with the Pat Metheny Group, three of Pat’s albums are gold certified. He has won twenty whopping Grammy Awards, the 20th one for his work with the Unity Group. Most recently, Pat got inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame joining the only three other inductees Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian. Pat has also won the title for Guitarist of the Year for seven consecutive years.
Pat Metheny Unity Group
In 2012, Pat joined hands with Antonio Sanchez who is an excellent drummer, the amazing bass player Ben Williams and Chris Potter, the brilliant guitarist and piano player to go back to his quartet style. He called it the Unity Band and went on a tour of the U.S. and Europe the same year. Metheny called Unity Band a life changing experience. He described the project to be unlike anything he had ever done before and soon decided that he wanted to take this act forward. So in 2013 he announced the formation of Pat Metheny Unity Group and a world tour to follow. Metheny included another member in the group, the multi-instrumentalist from Italy, Giulio Carmassi. He sings, plays piano, woodwinds, guitars, drum and bass.
The Pat Metheny Unity Group Experience
Pat Metheny’s expansive musical journey has always been full of surprises. There are so many things that make him special. But one thing that makes this ever-changing artist matchless is his consistent commitment with each of his projects. Unity Group was one such creative project which turned out to be as amazing as everything he ever took up. Their 2012 world tour was much appreciated by Metheny’s fans and critics who loved this new quartet. Now that Pat Metheny Unity Group is a musical phenomenon, their 2013 tour is expected to attract a larger fan base than last time. With that, the demand for Pat Metheny Unity Group tickets has also gone up. So it is advised that fans get their deals booked as soon as the tickets become available to be part of this jazz delight.