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Pat Metheny Stories

PHOTOS / SETLIST / RECAP | Pat Metheny @ Ravinia 6/14/17

By: Philamonjaro StudioDespite severe storm conditions, Ravinia Festival presented "An Evening with Pat Metheny".  Weather didn't dampen the fans' enthusiasm for a night of initmate jazz.At 61, Metheny shows no signs of waning.  His is still at his peek performance, playing with the same enthusiasm that has made him among the most...

Ravinia's 2017 Lineup, Ranked

Ravinia Festival released its schedule of shows for 2017 yesterday.  Along with its perennial classical programming, there's once again some more popular forms to supplement the symphony.  True, they tend to book acts that are past their sell-by date, but there's still some fun-in-the-park experience for a BYOB venue with a flat...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Says Goodbye (For Now)

This edition of Notes From The Jazz Underground was inspired by the September 2nd (and final) playlist.Yes, it was a bittersweet goodbye.  We've enjoyed featuring these playlists here weekly, but with a schedule change for show host Paul Abella, he's going to press the pause button on what was undoutably the most diverse...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Writes Itself

This playlist from Notes From the Jazz Underground is based on the August 12th broadcast.According to NTFJU host Paul Abella, "this week was an enigma of a show."  While the typical show comes together with over five hours of prep, this one was ready to go in two hours flat. &...

A Double Shot Of Jazz Underground

This edition of Notes From The Jazz Underground was culled from the June 17th  & June 24th broadcasts.Ever since we launched Tomorrow's Verse, we've been playing catch-up with these NFTJU posts, so let's combine two of them into a huge Jazz Underground DOUBLE SHOT for your listening pleasure and get us up...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Is An Odd Duck

This edition of  Notes From The Jazz Underground was culled from the June 10th broadcast. a show that host Paul Abella describes as "an exceedingly odd duck."Why?  First off, it was recorded in the middle of the night, and the late night musical gremlins definitely make an appearance.Second, there...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Gets Too High

This edition ofNotes From The Jazz Undergroundwas culled from the May 13thbroadcast.The set kicks off with Pat Martino doing Stevie Wonder's Too High for Stevie's birthday.The birthday celebrations continued with Airto and Freddie Hubbard/Stanley Turrentine (yes, that's Herbie Hancock on keys) tunes. What were these tracks celebrating? Creed Taylor's birthday -- he...

Stream Or Download | Pat Metheny Group @ The Vic 11/29/87

Pat Metheny Group was arguably at a high point of their long-running career in 1987.With the release of Still Life (Talking), the band continued to incorporate Brazilian influence into their mix of soft, harmonic jazz-fusion. The tour found the band at The Vic in November, which was fortunately recorded by XRT.The set reaches back...

John Scofield Lives In The Jazz Underground

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground features the playlist based on the December 27th show.Another week, another birthday tribute.  This time to guitarist John Scofield for his birthday.  Luckily, there'a a lot to draw from as Sco has collaborated with some of the very best.In this playlist, you'll find...

Barrier Breakers and Hendrix / Jaco Tribute In The Jazz Underground

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground features the playlist based on the November 29th show.From the previous weeks unthemed set, host Paul Abella provides two themed shows in one.The first hour was the barrier breakersBenny Goodman was the very first (major) jazz artist to integrate his band, heard here with Charlie...