PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP
PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL
For almost 40 years, 20-time Grammy Award–winning guitarist Pat Metheny has stood at the forefront of contemporary jazz.
The Pat Metheny Unity Group may be his most accomplished and ambitious project yet, a combination of his human collaborators – Chris Potter, Antonio Sánchez, Ben Williams and Giulio Carmassi – and the Orchestrion: a gargantuan, guitar controlled electromechanical orchestra that Metheny personally designed and created.
Returning to Melbourne for the first time in nearly three decades, Pat Metheny delivers a dizzyingly complex multi-instrumental masterclass in jazz dynamics and improvised musicianship, proving once again why he takes pride of place among the pantheon of progressive jazz gods.
“One of the most industrious creative engines in jazz.”
NEW YORK TIMES
Image: Jimmy Katz
Wed 22 Oct at 8pm