The Pat Metheny Interview

  • Опубліковано 18 сер 2021
  • This interview was 5 years in the making. Pat is my favorite guitarist and biggest influence. The interview is 1:46 hours packed full of incredible stories and insights I never knew about Pat. He even played guitar which is something I have never seen him do in an interview setting. If you want to see more content like this or support my channel you can donate through this link on my website:
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    PAT METHENY was born in Kansas City on August 12, 1954 into a musical family. Starting on trumpet at the age of 8, Metheny switched to guitar at age 12. By the age of 15, he was working regularly with the best jazz musicians in Kansas City, receiving valuable on-the-bandstand experience at an unusually young age. Metheny first burst onto the international jazz scene in 1974. Over the course of his three-year stint with vibraphone great Gary Burton, the young Missouri native already displayed his soon-to-become trademarked playing style, which blended the loose and flexible articulation customarily reserved for horn players with an advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibility - a way of playing and improvising that was modern in conception but grounded deeply in the jazz tradition of melody, swing, and the blues. With the release of his first album, Bright Size Life (1975), he reinvented the traditional "jazz guitar" sound for a new generation of players. Throughout his career, Pat Metheny has continued to re-define the genre by utilizing new technology and constantly working to evolve the improvisational and sonic potential of his instrument. METHENY'S versatility is almost nearly without peer on any instrument. Over the years, he has performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich to Ornette Coleman to Herbie Hancock to Jim Hall to Milton Nascimento to David Bowie. Metheny's body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with settings ranging from modern jazz to rock to classical.
    On September 10th, 2021 Modern Recordings will release PAT METHENY SIDE-EYE - NYC, an exciting, vibrant and energized new platform for Metheny, showcased in a recording that features 30 minutes of intricate new music set alongside a few unexpected and creative re-workings of Metheny classics re-imagined.
    So, what is Side-Eye?
    Pat explains, “I wanted to create an ongoing platform to host a rotating cast of the newer generations of musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way. From my earliest days in Kansas City onward, I was the beneficiary of so many older musicians hiring me, which gave me a chance to develop through the prism of their experiences and the particular demands of what their music implied.”
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  • Rick Beato
    Rick Beato  Рік тому +1

    This interview like my entire channel is self funded. If you would like to see more content like this you can donate to my channel through this link on my website

  • philipatoz
    philipatoz Рік тому +613

    Rick is probably, BY FAR, the best prepared, technically and otherwise, knowledgeable and truly interested person to ever interview Pat. He so well knows his recording history and the various players surrounding it, that he instinctively knows the important, relevant and interesting questions to ask him. And you can tell that Pat really appreciates the opportunity and is really into the discussion. And after 40 whatever years of listening to PM, it has provided many wonderful insights. Rick is truly an unashamed fanboy for music and musicians he has a deep understanding of their genius and greatness!

  • Luiz de Jesus

    I have relistened to this interview along with a number of other interviews by you. All I can say is "FINALLY!!" someone who can properly interview musicians. No questions of favorite food or how to categorize music. Only intelligent questions by a subject mater expert. You have no idea how good these interviews are. Years from now, they will be considered the gold standard of music interviews...

  • hmeeks1
    hmeeks1  +6

    I grew up with Pat. Played guitars in his basement, played in a band with him in high school - an ensemble of Pat, base, keyboard, french horn, trombone - a typical Pat unusual group! He is a tremendous guitar player as everyone knows, but he was also a great friend. I love this interview!!

  • Olaf Wilhelm

    These Interviews are historical artefacts of another league in times to come. Pretty sure very few of us alive can comprehend what service to the arts and to humanity Rick is doing here.

  • jeffs60s

    Pat Metheny is a national treasure.

  • Dukko
    Dukko  +354

    There still are no secrets:

  • Plini
    Plini Рік тому +2

    this video is an absolute treasure, thank you Rick and thank you Pat for everything you both do <3

  • Kevin Remsen

    I saw Pat Metheney Group in 1998 as part of our high school jazz ensemble. Pat heard that there was a high school band in the audience and asked us to stand up, then he dedicated Minuano to us. Unreal moment.

  • Christopher Vaca

    Pat Metheny is very generous with his time and knowledge. Great interview.

  • Brian
    Brian  +48

    I love the way Pat interviews. He doesn’t speak egocentric focused. Never gloating about his accomplishments. It’s as if he sees himself as secondary or incidental to the music, musicians and music related experiences he has had and are simply floating around in the ethos and he’s just doing his best to draw from it and breath life into these stories and recollections to share with us, what these musical things are.

  • Jskins
    Jskins 21 день тому +10

    Another great interview! "The drummer is the leader of every band" This is a quote from one of the most acomplished Guitarist of all time. Going to see him tonight!

  • IAmExperienced

    Pat Metheny is one of America's national treasures-and so is Rick Beato. Both priceless.

  • Dan Anthony
    Dan Anthony Рік тому +427

    This show is really something special and unique. I really feel like this is the ultimate platform a musician can tell his musical journey like two musicians talking . It’s not a commercially motivated sales gimmick. I hope it grows into this direction continuing from here.

  • John Z
    John Z  +2

    I was a jazz drummer in Buffalo before moving, and gigged with great players from renown bands. This is, by far, the richest musician interview I've enjoyed. I love your channel, and just made a contribution. It's worth investing in quality media, now more than ever. This kind of depth, intelligence, and insight is food for quality musical artistry. Add to that the fact that it's incredibly enjoyable!

  • Sean Manning

    Incredibly eloquent, just like his playing....What a gift this channel is Rick. Thank you for bringing intelligent and thoughtful questions to those artists ...It's obvious that they are truly appreciative of the experience with you as well. Keep up the stellar work! 👌

  • pfdfcc
    pfdfcc 14 днів тому +5

    Ya know, I didn’t realize how deeply this man has imbedded himself in my musical life I fixated on this video for like an hour and I decide to skate over to Spotify and dig into Pat’s library. I land on “Follow me” off the Imaginary Day release and I’m completely swept away. An absolute god in the contemporary jazz scene of the 80’s/90’s. I love this stuff!

  • Fabio Sequeira

    I listened to Pat when I was like 9 years old of my dad's records. And I too this day I can't explain to my friends why every single time I hear him, there is this joy.

  • DK13
    DK13  +101

    I saw the Sting interview a couple days before I got to this one, and that one was pretty interesting, but this was next level. I think I might go so far to say this is the best jazz talk/interview I've ever listened to, and I've listened to a LOT of them.

  • Aimee Nolte Music
    Aimee Nolte Music Рік тому +807

    Pat is so articulate and thoughtful. JUST LIKE HIS PLAYING. This interview is gold. Thank you for making it happen, Rick.