Pat Metheny will be releasing two new albums on May 6; The Unity Sessions and Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny. Both albums will be released on Nonesuch Records.
The Unity Sessions is taken from a filmed performance of the Pat Metheny Unity Group, that released on DVD last year. It documents a performance by the Group at a small theater in Manhattan, where they filmed new performances of tracks from their previous two records and from the entirety of Metheny’s music catalog at the end of a world tour of more than 150 cities.
The album, will include 13 original compositions by Metheny along with “Police People,” which he co-wrote with Ornette Coleman, and a version of Ray Noble’s “Cherokee.”
On Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny, the guitarist joins a trio led by longtime Pat Metheny Group trumpeter Cuong Vu. The Cuong Vu Trio includes bassist Stomu Takeishi and drummer Ted Poor. The album features five original compositions by the guitarist.
“This project is something that Cuon and I have talked about doing for years. As much as I loved what Cuong has brought to my bands along the way, I always wondered what it would be like to join his group for a project, to see what I might be able to offer those guys,” Metheny said. “Cuong came up with a great set of tunes for the project, and we all met in NYC for a few days and recorded this music quite quickly and spontaneously.”
Both albums are available for pre-order now. For more information, go to http://patmetheny.shop.musictoday.com/