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    • Pat Metheny - Pat Metheny poses with the trophy for best Jazz instrumental album for 'Unity Band' in the press room at the Staples Center during the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2013.
    • Pat Metheny - Pat Metheny receives his Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album at the stage of the Staples Center during the pre-telecast of the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2013.
    • Pat Metheny - Fans listen to guitar player Pat Metheny and the Unity Band perform on August 4, 2012 in Newport, Rhode Island, at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.
    • Pat Metheny - Guitar player Pat Metheny performs on August 4, 2012 in Newport, Rhode Island, at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.
    • Pat Metheny - MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 21:  Guitar player Pat Metheny performs on the stage at Teatro Circo Price on November 21, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.
    • Pat Metheny - US guitarist Pat Metheny performs on the stage of the Nice's Jazz Festival on July 24, 2010 in Nice, southeastern France. US musician Prince is a candidate to buy out the festival, a French producer said on July 24, 2010.
    • Pat Metheny - American jazz musician Pat Metheny performs during the Jazz Vitoria festival on July 15, 2009 in the northern Spanish Basque city of Vitoria.
    • Pat Metheny - American jazz musician Pat Metheny performs during the Jazz Vitoria festival on July 15, 2009 in the northern Spanish Basque city of Vitoria.
    • Pat Metheny - American jazz musician Pat Metheny performs during the Jazz Vitoria festival on July 15, 2009 in the northern Spanish Basque city of Vitoria.
    • Pat Metheny - American jazz musician Charlie Haden (R) smiles as he performs next to Pat Metheny (L) during the Jazz Vitoria festival on July 15, 2009 in the northern Spanish Basque city of Vitoria.
    • Pat Metheny - American Michael Brecker plays with compatriot Pat Metheny in this 26 July 2000 file photo in the southern French city of Nice during the annual Jazz Festival. US Grammy-winning jazz master Michael Brecker, 57, who played tenor for Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan and Herbie Hancock, has died at 57, his official website said 14 January 2007. Brecker died 13 January of leukemia in a New York hospital, according to the site, which promised to post funeral arrangements.The Philadelphia-born saxophonist stood at the crux of 1970s and 1980s jazz-rock fusion. He leaves a discography of some 900 albums, of which one, "Wide Angles" (2004) won two of his 11 Grammys.
AFP PHOTO/Vanina LUCCHESI
    • Pat Metheny - American saxophonist Michael Brecker plays with compatriot Pat Metheny 26 July 2000 in the southern French city of Nice during the annual Jazz Festival. Brecker, 57, who played tenor for Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan and Herbie Hancock, has died at 57, his official website said 14 January, 2007. Brecker died 13 January of leukemia in a New York hospital, according to the site, which promised to post funeral arrangements.  AFP PHOTO/FILES/VANINA LUCCHESI
    • Pat Metheny - NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24:  Musician Pat Metheny attends the Cinema Society and The Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition screening of Babel at the Soho Grand October 24, 2006 in New York City.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Pat Metheny
    • Pat Metheny - US guitarist Pat Metheny performs during the 9th edition of "Gnaoua and World Music Festival" in Essaouira, south western Morocco, 24 June 2006. AFP PHOTO ABDELHAK SENNA
(Photo credit should read ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
    One of the most original guitarists from the '80s onward (he is instantly recognizable), Pat Metheny is a chance-taking player who has gained great popularity but also taken some wild left turns. His records with the Pat Metheny Group are difficult to describe (folk-jazz? mood music?) but manage to be both accessible and original, stretching the boundaries of jazz and making Metheny famous enough ...more


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