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franksexton
Dec 23 2011
at 9:41 AM
Anyone else excited about this pairing ?
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franksexton
Oct 18 2012
at 11:04 AM
Bookmark and Share on the other hand, the interplay between Pat and Chris on Signals is as good or better then anything Pat did with MB or OC (my opinion, of course).
franksexton
Oct 15 2012
at 12:11 PM
Bookmark and Share now that the tour is almost over , it’s nice to see that while the emphasis of the group was on new material, including an adaption of orchestrian for the band, Pal also covered songs like Song X and 2 Folk Songs. A live compilation is coming maybe ?
Dazedcat
Mar 01 2012
at 1:44 PM
Bookmark and Share I agree with Hambone, Metheny never ceases to amaze me with his writing, playing and touring. I keep expecting him to finally run out of gas, but I doubt he ever will.
Tom Rudd
Mar 01 2012
at 12:11 PM
Bookmark and Share Sure would like to see this group come out with a Live CD.
davidk
Feb 29 2012
at 1:35 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks for the review John !
Domitille
Feb 23 2012
at 10:18 AM
Bookmark and Share @ JohnGarbar : you’re lucky, you know !
HAMBONE
Feb 16 2012
at 11:32 AM
Bookmark and Share Thanks for the review John. How amazing is Pat that he can shift gears from the duet shows he did with Larry and write 20 new songs for a quartet in less time than most musicians would probably come up with one! I’m sure they’ll be adding more to the mix as time goes by too.
Dazedcat
Feb 16 2012
at 12:46 AM
Bookmark and Share Upon review, I don’t care what they play as long as they do and hopefully it all gets recorded somewhere down the line.
JohnGarbar
Feb 15 2012
at 7:39 PM
Bookmark and Share I got a chance to Pat with the Unity Band last week at a small club in upstate New York and as you would expect, they were excellent. Pat wrote about 20 new tunes for the group and these made up the bulk of the 2 shows they played. As is the norm when Pat plays brand new material none of these tunes had titles yet and he just called them #6, #13, etc. The ones I heard were each little different in terms of style and tempo and were well-suited for the styles of these particular musicians. Pat sounded great on everything even though he was reading music off the chart most of the night. The rest of the group sounded good too - especially Antonio Sanchez - but as might be expected Chris Potter and Ben Williams seemed a little tentative as they were playing new material in a relatively unfamiliar setting. However, this was hardly noticeable and the group sounded great together and will, of course, improve greatly once they get a chance to play together more. I look forward to seeing them again in a few months to hear the difference. All in all it was a great evening of music and I was fortunate to see them in such an intimate setting. Anyone who gets the chance to see this group live when they go on tour this summer is in for a real treat.
HAMBONE
Feb 15 2012
at 12:34 PM
Bookmark and Share I’m really looking forward to their stops in Pa and hearing Pat play with a sax player again. I thought the trio/quartet tour with David Sanchez was great but the quartet set was too short. I never got to see Pat with Brecker besides Joni’s S&L tour, but this will be the next best thing.
franksexton
Feb 15 2012
at 9:10 AM
Bookmark and Share Even if they played any old material it would sound new played by different people. New material would fine also. Chris plays many different instruments, one of which is the bass clarinet. I’m hoping they come to Michigan, so far the only US dates are on the East Coast.
akakak
Feb 15 2012
at 5:33 AM
Bookmark and Share I absolutely agree - there should be all new material with this project adn not a review of 8081! Nothing will compare to 8081, but 8081 has been done already. Each of Pats projects are unique in some way, and i don’t doubt this project will be unique as well.
METHenyaddicted
Feb 14 2012
at 5:10 PM
Bookmark and Share Initial listenings suggest all new material is to be played on the tour - to which I can only say - hallelujah! Waiting for the west coast bookings.
s in Boston
Feb 14 2012
at 12:56 PM
Bookmark and Share Not to be contrarian, but I hope they won’t do any of the stuff from 80/81. PM and Brecker played all that stuff on their tours together. I really hope we’ll hear all new material for this band.
Chris Digger
Feb 10 2012
at 6:18 AM
Bookmark and Share Hi Frank, yes would be cool they would play i.e. Every Day I Thank You.
franksexton
Jan 31 2012
at 11:27 AM
Bookmark and Share FYI, Chris is on artistShare at http://www.chrispottermusic.com/default.aspx
yossarian
Jan 27 2012
at 7:40 AM
Bookmark and Share UK date? Great news.
s in Boston
Jan 26 2012
at 1:32 PM
Bookmark and Share This lineup should do a week at Birdland or something. I’m hoping Pat’s going to bring out lots of new compositions for this.
colinl52
Jan 23 2012
at 11:03 AM
Bookmark and Share John thanks for the heads up - much appreciated
john
Jan 21 2012
at 6:50 AM
Bookmark and Share Date for this group - Barbican, London, July 8. Now on sale - supposed to be the only UK date. Cheers John
MarcNebo
Jan 19 2012
at 12:05 PM
Bookmark and Share I caught Chris Potter with his trio with Larry Grenadier and Marcus Gilmore Roy Haynes grandson). Incredible trio and Potter is all over the place. One of my favorite saxophonists. Will be a hell of a show with Pat.
akakak
Jan 15 2012
at 1:31 PM
Bookmark and Share Ben Williams is a Phenomenal bass player. Played with Pat and Anonio Sanchez as trio in Mexico City. Can’t wait to hear this. Hopefully there will be a CD.
Dazedcat
Jan 14 2012
at 8:23 PM
Bookmark and Share Wouldn’t it be a fun thing for them to reprise a couple 80/81 tunes for this? Maybe get Joshua Redman to play his dads parts? God, that would just rock.
franksexton
Jan 13 2012
at 2:54 PM
Bookmark and Share Chris, when they played together on Migration it was with Chris Potter and David Sanchez and Pat was only on a couple of tracks. I always liked Pats playing with Micheal Brecker, wouldn’t it be cool if Pat and Chris play some of the music that Pat and Michael used to play ?
DJAndersen
Jan 13 2012
at 7:24 AM
Bookmark and Share Great, so this is the Pat Metheny Quartet mention on Ted Kurlands site. I’ll be praying for a Copenhagen date :-)
Chris Digger
Dec 31 2011
at 7:27 AM
Bookmark and Share They already played both together on an album of Antonio Sanchez: Migration.
mugsy
Dec 28 2011
at 7:15 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks everyone! Not sure how I missed this, but I will look forward to future dates in my area (California).
bpsail
Dec 27 2011
at 7:13 PM
Bookmark and Share Mugsy, Here’s the information from the pm.com holiday email: PAT METHENY UNITY BAND: Pat will be touring this coming summer with a great band that will include Chris Potter on sax, Antonio Sanchez on drums and Ben Williams on bass. The summer tour will take place in Europe. There may be more dates in the fall. Stay tuned. Check here for an updated list of dates.
sunship
Dec 27 2011
at 12:52 PM
Bookmark and Share Its called The Unity Band - Metheny, Potter, Sanchez and young bassist Ben Williams - A tour in 2012 - perhaps an album??
-m
Dec 27 2011
at 11:34 AM
Bookmark and Share I saw something in the tour dates a week or so ago but it seems to be gone now...
aloc
Dec 27 2011
at 10:41 AM
Bookmark and Share It seems that Pat has a new group that will be gigging (at least) in europe. It’s apparently called the Pat Metheny Unity Band and it features Chris Potter, Ben Williams and Antonio. There was also a rumour floating around that Pat would do an entry for John Zorn’s "Book of Angels" next year. Has anyone heard about this? It would be great if it were to actually happen.
mugsy
Dec 26 2011
at 10:55 PM
Bookmark and Share Okay... I will ask the obvious, (to some of you). I haven’t heard anything about Chris Potter & Pat collaborating. This is very exciting. Could someone please let me in on the details?
fendweller
Dec 26 2011
at 11:08 AM
Bookmark and Share Now if they could have Jack de Johnette on drums...
terryhickmott
Dec 26 2011
at 9:18 AM
Bookmark and Share Does anyone know if Pat will be gigging in the UK next year?
NewSchoolID4
Dec 25 2011
at 4:46 PM
Bookmark and Share Now THAT is what I am talking about!! But I think it might be Potter who will be the one getting stretched. This is exciting news!
Dazedcat
Dec 25 2011
at 9:26 AM
Bookmark and Share Oh yes indeed. I hope the both of them just let it rip.
-m
Dec 24 2011
at 12:14 PM
Bookmark and Share yes++
thehague
Dec 24 2011
at 4:06 AM
Bookmark and Share Absolutely.
dgaw59
Dec 23 2011
at 7:48 PM
Bookmark and Share Hell yeah. Potter’s style is modern post-bop and will stretch PM into some new territory. Potter has been playing with Adam Rodgers who is technically great but whom I find a bit "cold." This will be a killer team.
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