Pat Metheny

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Since his emergence as a leader 10 years ago with the excellent Invisible Cinema, Seattle-born pianist Aaron Parks has been a moving target, recording(...)

Goldie: “I prefer films that tell real-life stories: La Haine is my all-time favourite.” Photograph: Joseph Okpako/Redferns

Favourite film PT Anderson’s Inherent Vice. I like the way he explores characters from the beginning of the journey to the end of it. If you’ve seen (...)

Pat Metheny  has defined contemporary jazz guitar playing and there are few younger players untouched by his bright, fluid sound

Monday, November 13th An Evening with Pat Metheny NCH, Dublin. 8pm, €75/67.50/57.50/45. nch.ie. Also Tuesday, Waterfront, Belfast. 7.30pm, £53.50/25/(...)

Pat Metheny: “The sixties were happening everywhere else but they didn’t start in Missouri until 1971.”

A lawyer’s boardroom in midtown Manhattan is not exactly the sort of place you expect to find a jazz musician, but the man I am waiting to meet i(...)

Martin Hayes Quartet: Martin Hayes, Liz Knowles, Doug Wieselman and Dennis Cahill

Deep in the bowels of the National Concert Hall Martin Hayes and Barry Douglas are sitting at a table in an empty dressing room. They’ve just arrived (...)

Linda Oh may be best known for her side-woman work – notably with trumpeter Dave Douglas and guitarist Pat Metheny – but her stock as a band leader is(...)

A new duo recording from Manchester guitarists Stuart McCallum and Mike Walker is either a flawless example of the guitarists’ art or an exercise in (...)

Transatlantic “supergroup” (and regulars at the Sligo Jazz Project), the Impossible Gentlemen is an unusual, multigenerational project, driven compos(...)

Pat Metheny has always blurred the genre lines, eliding gnarly post-Coltrane jazz with smooth Brazilian pop music, but recently the acclaimed US gu(...)

Magnus Öström: “We were the guerrillas of jazz.” Photograph: Emil Nils Nylander

When talking to Magnus Öström, it’s hard to know when to raise the subject of Esbjörn Svensson, his friend and partner in the groundbreaking Esbjörn (...)

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