- The late, great Al Jarreau will be immortalized Saturday at the American Jazz Walk of Fame in Kansas City, Mo.
- Five albums Pat Metheny can’t live without
- Book Review: Beneath Missouri Skies: Pat Metheny In Kansas City 1964-1972 at AllAboutJazz
- “Thank you, Earl Klugh: The soundtrack of our meeting and marriage” – a reminiscence by Ralph E. Moore Jr. on AFRO
Metheny and Wayne Shorter – two men I always love listening to speak in addition to playing.
Here are the top selling contemporary jazz recordings as listed by Billboard on March 2, 2002. The Pat Metheny Group’s Speaking of Now debuted at #1.
- Pat Metheny Group – Speaking Of Now
- Boney James – Ride
- Chris Botti – Night Sessions
- Various Artists – Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 1
- Walter Beasley – Rendezvous
- David Benoit – Fuzzy Logic
- Andre Ward Orpheus – Feelin’ You
- Peter White – Glow
- The John Scofield Band – Uberjam
- St. Germain – Tourist
In 1997, the Governor of Missouri declared Feb. 25 as Charlie Haden/Pat Metheny Day in honor of the Missouri natives unyielding artistic contribution to the arts and to celebrate the release of their new record Beyond The Missouri Sky. Both artists have Missouri roots. Pat was born and raised in Lee’s Summit, just outside of Kansas City.
Take a step into the past with these eight tracks from contemporary jazz releases that came out in the year 1989! Listen to classics from the Rippingtons, Miles Davis, and Hiroshima. Also, who put the meat in my bed?! It’s the second mix I’ve published on 8tracks. If you like this blast from the past, check out my 1988 mix with David Sanborn, David Benoit, Spyro Gyra, Tom Grant, Kim Pensyl, and Al Jarreau.