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Pat Metheny Group: Speaking of Now

Read "Speaking of Now" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Speaking of Now represents a new chapter of the Pat Metheny Group, maintaining the leader’s hold on his own sound while clearly testing the capabilities of his new lineup.

For the band’s eleventh studio record, Metheny has added a younger generation of players: Richard Bona, Cuong Vu and Antonio Sanchez – all from vastly different ethnic ...

Pat Metheny Group: Speaking of Now

Read "Speaking of Now" reviewed by Jeff Libman

Speaking of Now is burdened by following what may have been the Pat Metheny Group's most creative and exemplary album, Imaginary Day. For the first time in almost 20 years, there is a change in the band's core membership. Gone is Paul Wertico and his crystalline ride cymbal work, as integral to the Metheny sound as ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pat Metheny Group: Speaking of Now

Read "Speaking of Now" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

One would be hard pressed to find a jazz-based ensemble that has stayed together for as long as the Pat Metheny Group, which was formed in 1977. Of course, the band is not the sole musical outlet for any of its members and fans wait patiently as much as five years between releases. Still, over the ...