Patrick Bruce Metheny (born 12 August 1954 in Lee's Summit, Missouri, USA) is an American jazz guitarist and leader of the Pat Metheny Group. Metheny's musical contexts separate into many branches: the Pat Metheny Group plus various collaborations, duets, solo works, and other side projects.
He first made it big in the jazz world with the famous vibraphonist Gary Burton. Throughout the late 70's, 80's, and 90's, Metheny established himself as one of the leading jazz guitar players in the world.
Famous for his tasteful midwestern style and tone, he also has an incredible facility with the guitar. His compositions have earned him acclaim in the jazz world as well. He has played with such greats as: Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Ornette Coleman, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden, Jim Hall, John Scofield, Bill Stewart, Brad Mehldau and Jaco Pastorius.
Similar artists include Mike Stern, Bill Frisell, and John McLaughlin.Pat Metheny has won 17 Grammy awards and holds the record for winning Grammys in the most categories.You will find Pat Metheny on this artist sites:JacoPat MethenyPat Metheny GroupPat Metheny & Lyle MaysJohn Scofield & Pat MethenyCharlie Haden & Pat MethenyJim Hall & Pat MethenyPat Metheny & Ornette ColemanPat Metheny/Ornette ColemanPat Metheny & Brad MehldauMetheny Mehldau QuartetPat Metheny with Charlie Haden and Billy HigginsPat Metheny & Dave Holland & Roy HaynesPat Metheny TrioAnna Maria Jopek & Friends with Pat MethenyPat Metheny Unity GroupIncomplete list.
Diskographie:The totally Pat Metheny discography, sorted by years with last fm links:01. - 1974 - Ring - Gary Burton02. - 1974 - Jaco - Jaco Pastorius & Pat Metheny with Paul Bley and Bruce Ditmas03.
- 1975 - Dreams So Real - Gary Burton Quintet04. - 1976 - Passengers - Gary Burton Quartet with Eberhard Weber05. - 1976 - Bright Size Life - Pat Metheny with Jaco Pastorius and Bob Moses06.
- 1977 - Watercolors - Pat leads. With Lyle Mays, Eberhard Weber and Danny Gottlieb07. - 1978 - Pat Metheny Group - Pat Metheny Group08. - 1979 - New Chautauqua - Pat Metheny09. - 1979 - The Search for Solutions - 10.
- 1979 - American Garage - Pat Metheny Group11. - 1980 - Shadows and Light - Joni Mitchell with Metheny, Mays, Pastorius, Brecker & Alias12. - 1980 - 80/81 - Pat Metheny with Redman, Haden, Brecker, and DeJohnette13.
- 1981 - The Song Is You - Chick Corea with A. Braxton, J. DeJohnette, L. Konitz, M. Vitous14. - 1981 - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays15. - 1982 - Offramp - Pat Metheny Group16.
- 1983 - Under Fire - with Jerry Goldsmith17. - 1983 - Travels - Pat Metheny Group18. - 1984 - Rejoicing - Pat Metheny with Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins19. - 1984 - Fandango - Unreleased soundtrack with Lyle Mays & Naná Vasconcelos20.
- 1984 - First Circle - Pat Metheny Group21. - 1984 - Works - Pat Metheny22. - 1985 - Encontros E Despedidas - Milton Nascimento (Pat plays only on "Vidro e Corte")23. - 1985 - Contemplación - Pedro Aznar's Sondtrack with Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays and Dan Gottlieb24.
- 1985 - The Falcon and the Snowman - Soundtrack by Pat Metheny Group27. - 1986 - Story Of Moses - Bob Moses with Metheny, Okoshi, Strickland, Quintero & Harris28. - 1986 - Day In - Night Out - Mike Metheny29.
- 1986 - Song X - Ornette Coleman, Metheny, D. Coleman, DeJohnette and Haden30. - 1987 - Michael Brecker - Michael Brecker with Metheny, Kirkland, Haden and DeJohnette31. - 1987 - Still Life (Talking) - Pat Metheny Group32.
- 1988 - Works II - Pat Metheny33. - 1989 - Reunion - Gary Burton with Pat Metheny, Will Lee, Peter Erskine and Mitchel Forman34. - 1989 - Letter from Home - Pat Metheny Group35. - 1989 - Electric Counterpoint - Steve Reich.
36. - 1990 - Reunion - Gary Burton37. - 1990 - Parallel Realities - Jack DeJohnette with Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock38. - 1990 - Tell Me Where You're Going - Silje Nergaard39. - 1990 - Question and Answer - Pat Metheny & Dave Holland & Roy Haynes40.
- 1992 - Toys - (on "Let Joy And Innocence Prevail")41. - 1992 - Till We Have Faces - Gary Thomas, Metheny, Murphy, Cox, Howard, Carrington, Moss.42. - 1992 - Secret Story - Pat Metheny Group43.
- 1993 - Wish - Joshua Redman album with Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins44. - 1993 - Yin and the Yout - Paul Wertico Pat plays guitar on "Don't Look Back" only45. - 1993 - Parallel Realities live.
.. - Mellon Jazz Festival 1990, DeJohnette, Metheny, Hancock & Holland46. - 1993 - The Road to You - Pat Metheny Group47. - 1994 - Noa - Achinoam Nini48. - 1994 - I Can See Your House from Here - John Scofield & Pat Metheny49.
- 1994 - Zero Tolerance for Silence - Pat Metheny50. - 1995 - We Live Here - Pat Metheny Group51. - 1996 - Pursuance - Kenny Garrett album with Brian Blade, and Rodney Whitaker52. - 1996 - Passaggio per il paradiso - Soundtrack by Pat Metheny53.
- 1996 - The Sign of 4 - with Derek Bailey, Gregg Bendian, and Paul Wertico54. - 1996 - Passaggio per il paradiso - Pat Metheny55. - 1996 - Quartet - Pat Metheny Group56. - 1997 - Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short Stories) - Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny57.
- 1997 - Imaginary Day - Pat Metheny Group58. - 1998 - Like Minds - Gary Burton with Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, & Dave Holland59. - 1998 - The Sound of Summer Running - Marc Johnson with Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, & Joey Baron60.
- 1998 - Dreams - Philip Bailey61. - 1998 - Babe: Pig in the City - with E.G. Daily (on "A Heart That's True")62. - 1999 - Traveling Miles - Cassandra Wilson63. - 1999 - The Elements: Water - Dave Liebman with Pat Metheny, Billy Hart, and Cecil McBee64.
- 1999 - Simply Said - Kenny Garrett. Pat plays on "Sounds Like Winter" & "Simply Said".65. - 1999 - Time Is of the Essence - Michael Brecker. Pat plays guitar and wrote "Timeline" & "As I Am".
66. - 1999 - Jim Hall & Pat Metheny - Jim Hall67. - 1999 - A Map of the World - Pat Metheny68. - 2000 - Trio -> Live - Pat Metheny Trio with Pat Metheny, Bill Stewart & Larry Grenadier69.
- 2000 - Trio 99 -> 00 - Pat Metheny Trio with Pat Metheny, Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier70. - 2001 - Nocturne - Charlie Haden. Pat plays on "Noche de Ronda (Night of Wandering)".71. - 2001 - Reverence - Richard Bona.
Pat plays on track number 6.72. - 2001 - The Move To The Groove Session (feat. Jimmy Heath) - Pat Metheny & The Heath Brothers73. - 2002 - Upojenie - Anna Maria Jopek74. - 2002 - Speaking of Now - 75.
- 2003 - Portrait of Jaco: The Early Years, 1968-1978 Disc 1 - Interview and live75. - 2003 - Portrait of Jaco: The Early Years, 1968-1978 Disc 2 - with J. Pastorius & B. Moses76. - 2003 - One Quiet Night - Pat Metheny77.
- 2004 - Rarum IX / Selected Recordings - 78. - 2005 - Sueña La Alhambra - Enrique Morente album, renowned Spanish flamenco singer.79. - 2005 - Song X: Twentieth Anniversary - Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman incl.
6 unrel. records80. - 2005 - The Way Up - Pat Metheny Group81. - 2006 - Metheny Mehldau - Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau82. - 2007 - Pilgrimage - Michael Brecker with Metheny, Mehldau, Hancock, Patitucci, and DeJohnette83.
- 2007 - Metheny Mehldau Quartet - Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard84. - 2008 - Day Trip - with Antonio Sanchez & Christian McBride85. - 2008 - Tokyo Day Trip - with Antonio Sanchez & Christian McBride (live)86.
- 2009 - Quartet Live! - ECM87. - 2009 - Mourning Becomes Electra - New Group Theater off-Broadway production88. - 2010 - Orchestrion - Pat Metheny89. - 2011 - What's It All About - UK chart peak: #16490.
- 2012 - Unity Band - Pat Metheny with Chris Potter, Ben Williams and Antonio Sanchez91. - 2012 - The Orchestrion Project - Pat Metheny92. - 2013 - La noche más larga - Concha Buika93.
- 2013 - Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels | Vol. 20 - with Antonio Sánchez - composed by John Zorn94. - 2014 - Kin (<-->) - Pat Metheny Unity Group
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