There is something magical about Pat Metheny. For over 30 years of a recording career, he managed to achieve success with almost every of his musical activities. On every new album Metheny pushed the boundaries of modern improvisation proving to be one of the most original, talented and innovative musicians of our time.
From his regular Pat Metheny Group to soundtracks for major motion pictures, solo albums, duets with major artists such as Charlie Haden and Jim Hall, and collaborations with other significant jazz players such as Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich and many others Metheny seems to always produce new and fresh music.
The Art of the Trio
Metheny debuted as a trio leader and a recording artist at the same time in 1976 with his “Bright Size Life” album. Recorded with fusion pioneer and bass prodigy Jaco Pastorious and drummer Bob Moses the album completely redefined modern jazz guitar playing and almost overnight became the most revered recording in the history of this beautiful music.
His two subsequent trio recordings, Rejoicing with Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins and Questions and Answer with Dave Holland and Ron Heyes further established Metheny as a musician eager to break boundaries and find new avenues for modern improvisation.