By Matt Micucci
20 time Grammy Award guitarist Pat Metheny has announced an extended run of tour dates around the world for 2016. The concerts, titled “An Evening with Pat Metheny” will present a range of music from the artist’s entire career. “I have so much music from over the years that I almost never play,” said Metheny. “I thought it would be fun and interesting to put together a really select group of musicians who could cover the widest range of everything I have done previously and could also possibly develop into something beyond that with a lot of playing together under our belts”.
The 34-date world tour will be Metheny’s first with his new Quartet, which features longtime collaborator, drummer and composer Antonio Sanchez alongside British pianist Gwilym Simcock and Malaysian-born, US resident bassist Linda Oh.
In 2015, Metheny took a break from the extensive touring that followed the successes of his Unity Band and Unity Group records. However, he remained active on different fronts, creating the critically acclaimed large scale work “Hommage” for Eberhard Weber and performed it at events in Europe, Japan and America and serving as artist-in-residence for the Detroit Jazz Festival.
Highlights of his 2016 tour include a four night run at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London from June 29 to July 2, a performance at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival on July 4 and one at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Norway on July 6.
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