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ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Pat Metheny: The Unity Sessions

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Pat Metheny Unity Group
The Unity Sessions
Eagle Eye Media
2015

With the release of the The Orchestrion Project (Eagle Eye Media, 2012) DVD/Blu Ray video and associated The Orchestrion Project (Nonesuch, 2013) two-CD set released just over three months later, Pat Metheny changed his approach to the live recordings that ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pat Metheny Unity Group at the Hanover Theatre

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Pat Metheny Unity Group
Hanover Theatre
Worcester, MA
November 16, 2014

“As far as explaining [my music] to other people, I don't really worry too much about that," Pat Metheny reflected, perhaps befittingly for an artist who constantly seems to churn out new sounds while nestling himself at the forefront of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pat Metheny Unity Group at Centrepointe Theatre

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Pat Metheny Unity Group
Centrepointe Theatre
Ottawa, Canada
November 12, 2014

“Every time we're planning a tour," he said to the near-sellout crowd at Ottawa, Canada's Centrepointe Theatre, “I always ask 'are we going to play Ottawa?' You think I'm joking..."

It's not often that the opportunity arises to ...

Pat Metheny Unity Group: Kin (<-->)

Read "Kin (<-->)" reviewed by Doug Collette

Pat Metheny's Unity Group is perfectly named because, in its quintet lineup even more so than the original quartet, the group's approach brings together every musical element the famed guitarist has pursued during the course of his career. Acoustic guitars of the solo projects, dense high-tech arrangements à la Pat Metheny Group, traditional jazz horns recalling ...

Read "" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Nine years after the Pat Metheny Group crowned its mammoth The Way Up (Nonesuch, 2005) tour before 100,000 people at the Montreal Jazz Festival, it seems increasingly unlikely that Metheny will reconvene his main vehicle, not now with a vibrant new group pushing him compositionally and slaying audiences. Or does it? In a 2012 interview with ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pat Metheny Unity Group at the Paramount Theater, Denver, March 7, 2014

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Pat Metheny Unity Group
Paramount Theater
Denver, CO
March 7, 2014

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 ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Pat Metheny Unity Group: Kin (←→)

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Strangely enough, the release of Kin () may be the one that most polarizes longtime fans of guitarist Pat Metheny. There are those who feel that, beginning with 2005's last recording with his then-longstanding Pat Metheny Group, that he'd become too complex, too chops-heavy and too distanced from the accessible music of recordings like Travels (ECM, ...