Pat Metheny

Performance Review
9:42 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Review: Pat Metheny Unity Group at the Paramount Theater, 3/7/14

Metheny's custom built 42 string Pikasso guitar: four sets of strings crisscrossing the body and two necks

     The Group is back. Sort of. For virtually his entire career, Pat Metheny has bounced back and forth between the highly successful Pat Metheny Group and a wide array of projects under his own name. Ever since the Group’s eponymous 1978 release, the personnel in the Pat Metheny Group constantly evolved. Besides Metheny, however, one player remained constant: keyboard player Lyle Mays; i.e.: no Mays, no PMG. The last Pat Metheny Group album was The Way Up from 2005. Mays and Metheny haven’t recorded together since.

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