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The Pat Metheny Interviews

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(Book). Pat Metheny is one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and musically significant artists of the last 50 years. He has not only revolutionized his instrument, but also changed the face of jazz itself. In 2007, composer, arranger, and performer Richard Niles wrote and produced a three-part series of in-depth interviews for the BBC titled Pat Metheny Bright Size Life . This book is comprised of these never-before-printed interviews and discussions with Metheny, whom Niles has known and worked with since 1974. In this
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Overview

(Book). Pat Metheny is one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and musically significant artists of the last 50 years. He has not only revolutionized his instrument, but also changed the face of jazz itself. In 2007, composer, arranger, and performer Richard Niles wrote and produced a three-part series of in-depth interviews for the BBC titled Pat Metheny Bright Size Life . This book is comprised of these never-before-printed interviews and discussions with Metheny, whom Niles has known and worked with since 1974. In this series of intimate, in-depth interviews, Metheny
• reveals why he was driven toward music with a stratospheric drive and dedication
• uncovers the inner workings of his creative mind, showing step by step how he set and achieved each of his own demanding goals
• describes his methodology as a guitarist, improviser, and composer
• demonstrates his concepts and methodologies on the guitar. Niles has transcribed these unique musical performances for the book. Some of Metheny's closest colleagues, including Lyle Mays, Gary Burton, Jack DeJohnette, John Patitucci, Metheny's brother Mike, and the late Michael Brecker, have contributed to the book, which also includes numerous photographs and a discography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423474692
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 161
  • Sales rank: 534,605
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: About Pat Metheny xvii

The Interviews

Early Years and Influences 1

Contributions from Mike Metheny 7

Influences-Miles, Wes and the Beatles 17

Florida Sunshine 25

Gary Burton 27

Contributions from Gary Burton 29

Bright Size Life 33

Lyle Mays 37

Contributions from Lyle Mays 39

The Pat Metheny Group 41

The Geffen Years 53

Nonesuch Records 63

The Way Up 67

Brad Mehldau 69

The Pat Metheny Trio 77

Michael Brecker's Pilgrimage 79

Contributions from John Patitucci 80

Communication 83

Contributions from Gary Burton 85

Dedication/Obsession 87

Advice 91

Self-Criticism 95

Pressure and Preparation 99

Marathon Gigging 101

Art and Reality-Jazz and Entertainment 105

The Ability to Identify 109

The Guitar: Metheny's Musical Creativity Applied to the Guitar 113

The "Instrument" of the Idea (features music examples) 117

The Sound 123

Note Worthy (features music examples) 127

Taste vs. "Chops" 133

Melody 137

Contributions from Jack Dejohnette 142

Improvisation (features music examples) 143

The Future 151

Afterword 153

Discography 155

Index 159

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  • Posted March 28, 2010

    A book by someone who knows.

    This is not a vanity interview. Niles is well known in the international music world. His interviews on BBC with International stars have been extremely informative. This book is a must for any aspiring musicians.
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and it has found a place in my permanent music library. Looking forward to more from Niles.

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