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Unity Band (2012)

Artist: Pat Metheny
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Format: CD
Sku: 231061162
UPC: 075597961508
UPC 14: 00075597961508
Release Date: 6/12/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. New Year ~ Pat Metheny
2. Roofdogs ~ Pat Metheny
3. Come and See ~ Pat Metheny
4. This Belongs To You ~ Pat Metheny
5. Leaving Town ~ Pat Metheny
6. Interval Waltz ~ Pat Metheny
7. Signals [Orchestrion Sketch] ~ Pat Metheny
8. Then and Now ~ Pat Metheny
9. Breakdealer ~ Pat Metheny
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Pat Metheny (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Chris Potter (bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ben Williams (acoustic bass); Antonio Sanchez (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Pete Karam.
Muze PNote Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (02/2012).
Muze PNote Photographer: Jack Vartoogian.
Muze PNote On Unity Band, Pat Metheny reveals that he can look in two directions at once. The group he's assembled here is an all-star ensemble. Drummer Antonio Sanchez has been with him for a decade, while double bassist Ben Williams makes his first appearance with the guitarist, as does tenor saxophonist Chris Potter (whose soprano and bass clarinet playing are on display, too). Metheny makes full use of this ensemble's possibilities. That said, he looks back through his catalog and composes for this band from some of the information gleaned there. One can recall the swirling melodic euphoria of the Pat Metheny Group in the guitar and guitar-synth interplay in "Roofdogs." On the ingenious "Come and See," Metheny's many-stringed Picasso guitar meets Potter's bass clarinet to create a tonal inquiry before Williams and Sanchez establish a deep blue groove. When Potter adds his tenor and Metheny his electric, we get a Latinized swinging pulse that is ever so slightly reminiscent of the 80/81 band with Michael Brecker and Dewey Redman (this isn't the only place that happens here). Fans of Metheny's more abundantly lyrical side will appreciate the breezy sway of "Leaving Town," though its melody -- twinned by his guitar and Potter -- is full of compelling tight turns, before the rhythm section evokes a deep, swinging blues and the guitarist gets refreshingly funky in his solo. On "Signals" Metheny uses his Orchestrion and guitar with live loops; the band employs live loops throughout the intro on top. Potter's tenor solo is emotive, grainy, and reaching, while the atmosphere recalls -- only generally -- the album the guitarist cut with Steve Reich. The nocturnal, smoky "Then and Now" has a torch ballad quality due to Potter's utterly songlike solo. Set closer "Breakdealer" begins at the boiling point and gets hotter. The title hints at what Sanchez does throughout the tune while pushing forward, but Williams not only keeps up, he adds propulsive shades of his own and rocks the arpeggiated changes fluidly. Metheny and Potter are free to sprint and they do; both dazzle with their lyric invention and knotty, imaginative, nearly boppish solos. The two front-line players are surely at their best in one another's company on the date; you expect them to be. Yet it's the rhythm section that astonishes thoroughly. Their interplay is not only intuitive, it's informative; it points to new corners for Metheny and Potter to explore. Given the guitarist's more compositional solo experiments of the last few years -- all of which have been very satisfying -- Unity Band is a return to what he does best: composing for, and playing with, a band of top-shelf players. ~ Thom Jurek

Producer: Pat Metheny

Engineer: James Farber

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Chris Potter
Muze Guest Artist Ben Williams
Muze Guest Artist Antonio Sanchez

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Concord Records 30th Anniversary Box
Muze Music Compilations Pieta
Muze Music Compilations Progressions:100 Years Of Jazz Guitar
Muze Music Compilations Family and Friends: Rambling Boy
Muze Music Compilations Jazz:smithsonian Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Django Unchained (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations La Noche Mas Larga
Muze Music Compilations Quartet Live
Muze Music Compilations Essential Jaco Pastorius

Associated Artists and Works

Brubeck, Dave
Like Minds ~ Burton, Gary
Like Minds ~ Burton, Gary
Dreams So Real (The Music Of Carla Bley) ~ Burton, Gary
Quartet Live ~ Burton, Gary
Coleman, Ornette
Like Minds ~ Corea, Chick
Like Minds ~ Corea, Chick
Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short Stories) ~ Haden, Charlie
Hall, Jim
Jim Hall & Pat Metheny [Digipak] ~ Hall, Jim
Hancock, Herbie
Johnson, Marc (Bass)
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls ~ Mays, Lyle
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls ~ Mays, Lyle (Piano)
Metropole Orchestra
Metropole Orkest
Mitchell, Joni
The Falcon And The Snowman ~ Original Soundtrack
Pastorius, Jaco
Unity Band [Digipak] ~ Pat Metheny Unity Group
Kin <--> [Digipak] ~ Pat Metheny Unity Group
I Can See Your House From Here ~ Scofield, John
Wertico, Paul
Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20 ~ Zorn, John (Composer)
Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20 ~ Zorn, John (Composer)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/11/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7559796150
Music Label Name Label : Nonesuch (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075597961508

Professional Reviews

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.94)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "UNITY BAND is now a scintillating platform for Metheny's fretboard wizardry. 'New Year' is an elegant opener while 'Signals' has a freer, more experimental vibe."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Metheny,Pat
Product attributeLabel:   Nonesuch Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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