Adventurous trio-project of a jazz-guitar star!
Pat Metheny is that inspired guitar star you probably know from that hit with David Bowie: 'This Is Not America', but hopefully you also know him for his countless exciting jazz collaborations.
Now it’s time for his 'Side Eye' project and we can probably best read what Pat himself has to say:
'I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast of new and upcoming musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way.
From my earliest days in Kansas City onward, I was the beneficiary of so many older musicians giving me a platform to develop my thing through the prism of their experience and the particular demands of what their music implied. I have been feeling like I wanted to have a specific platform to focus on some of the many younger musicians I have enjoyed recently who I have felt some kind of a kinship with.'
So, right off the bat, he started 'Side Eye' with none less than keyboard player James Francies and drummer Marcus Gilmore (who might possibly yet be replaced, in keeping with the Side Eye concept.)
For fans of John Scofield, Al Di Meola, Bill Frisell, Philip Catherine, Larry Coryell, John McLaughlin ...
AB fun fact For the sixth time already, since last century? Always welcome, with or without his (Unity) Group, as he’s always intriguing and passionate.
Fun fact When the sound of a guitar can bring a smile to your face.