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Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny’s Long Before: Solo Analysis

IMG_9431Justin Poon is a sixth-semester student at Berklee studying performance and electronic production and design. As a founding member of Affiliated Gallery, a creative design group based in Toronto, Justin is involved in film scoring and sound design. He is also involved in producing for singers and hip-hop artists wherever he can find them. He apologizes sincerely for the dotted eighth-notes in his transcription.

200705_052_depth1“Long Before” is a tune out of one of my all-time favorite jazz records, Metheny Mehldau Quartet. The album features the two masters with Brad Mehldau’s signature trio members, Jeff Ballard on drums and Larry Grenadier on bass. The music in the album is certainly not award-winning innovation in jazz harmony, but the material is played (and mixed) so well that it feels very organic. The interplay between the musicians is so obvious that it enables one to truly experience the essence and spirit of jazz. If someone were to ask me what records a newcomer to jazz should listen to, I would definitely include this album in that list.

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Músicos formados na Berklee

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Vinícius Cavalieri de Sá Coutinho, born in São Paulo on March 8, 1992, is a Brazilian guitarist and composer. 

 

 

Todo mundo sabe que a Berklee é atualmente a maior faculdade de música contemporânea do mundo atual. Mas talvez você não saiba que muitos (repito, muitos) músicos renomados estudaram lá. Eu mesmo conheci a Berklee quando fui procurar a biografia dos membros da banda Dream Theater, sendo John Petrucci, John Myung e Mike Portnoy alunos da Berklee no começo dos anos 80.

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Show do Pat Metheny no Berklee Performance Center!

Hoje irei escrever sobre o show que assisti neste domingo dia 14 de Outubro no Berklee Performance Center. O guitarrista Pat Metheny voltou á escola em que foi professor quando tinha apenas 18 anos para fazer uma apresetação com 3 dos maiores nomes da música hoje em dia. No formato tradicional de quarteto, Pat foi acompanhado por Chris Potter no saxofone tenor, Ben Williams no baixo acústico e Antonio Sanchez na bateria. O grupo estava no último show de sua turnê nos Estados Unidos promovendo o seu álbum mais recente, Unity Band. Neste blog irei descrever a experiência de ir ao show de um dos meus músicos favoritos em todo o mundo de graça, em um dos melhores assentos do Performance Center e de conhecer Pat e toda sua banda após o show.

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Interview with Pat Metheny for the Berklee Blogs by Andre Vasconcelos

Greetings! My name is Andre Vasconcelos and I am the writer for the brazilian Portuguese section of the Berklee Blogs website. I have been writing for the blogs for 2 years now and its been a time filled with great and unique opportunities. Through this job I got to meet a lot of great artists and to, sometimes, interview them.

Writing blogs about meeting these accomplished artists is always great, I get to learn quite a lot from their experiences and lifestyles. This post is particularly special to me because I got to do an email interview with one of my favorite musicians of all time, the legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. Metheny recently released his last album, Unity Band, with Chris Potter, Ben Williams, and Antonio Sanchez.

Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Pat Metheny and Ben Williams. Photo by Jimmy Katz

When I found out that Pat Metheny would be performing the Unity Band at the Berklee Performance Center on October the 14th, not only I decided to secure the date to catch yet another one of his stunning performances but I also thought about trying to interview him for the blogs. Working closely with my bosses at the Admissions Office and with his publicist Sue Auclair I was able to email the guitarist some questions. Read below Pat’s answers to my inquiries! Enjoy!

 

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