By E. Joyce Glasgow
The fabulous guitarist, composer, instrument inventor, Pat Metheny will appear for two nights, in a duo, with wonderful bassist and longtime Metheny collaborator, Larry Grenadier at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle, September 20 and 21, 2011. (See Jazz Alley's show description at right)
This is an amazing and rare opportunity to hear Metheny in an intimate club setting and I highly recommend these performances. Metheny is one of my all time favorite musicians and I've enjoyed his numerous projects with the Pat Metheny Group, his work with smaller ensembles and his work with his complex, multi-faceted, new, remarkable, full room sized musical instrument, Orchestrion, which he invented.
Larry Grenadier has played bass with many jazz legends. He is a sensitive, musically astute, creative and lyrical performer whom I've enjoyed, since hearing him, for the first time, in his younger days, touring with the late, great, jazz vocalist, Betty Carter.
Don't miss this!
For those in the Bellingham, Washington area, Metheny and Grenadier will be also be playing a concert, for one night only, on September 18, 2011 at the Mt. Baker Theatre, 7 PM .
I have included below a youtube video of Pat Metheny playing with bassist, Larry Grenadier (and drummer, Bill Stewart).