Pat Metheny Unity Group Kick Off World Tour With Acclaimed New Album

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Pat Metheny Unity Group, featuring woodwind player Chris Potter, longtime collaborator Antonio Sanchez on drums, Ben Williams on bass, and multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi, are kicking off a world tour with the release of a critically acclaimed new album, Kin (←→).

And here is just some of the praise it has received:

The album takes guitar-led improvisation to new aesthetic, Metheny’s eloquent guitar etching a kaleidoscope of sonic hues.’ (★★★★ MOJO)

For guitarists every new Pat Metheny album is a major event, but the shock-haired American has outdone himself with this one.’ (★★★★ London Evening Standard)

The arrangements and recording are immaculate. In modern jazz terms, a masterclass.’ (★★★★ Q Magazine)

By adding Guilio Carmassi to his current quartet, Metheny has brought lush colour to a band that gloried in tight, telepathic interplay. For latecomers to Metheny’s wide oeuvre, the Unity Group is a great place to start.’ (★★★★ BBC Music Magazine)

A set of twist-and-turn, genre-crossing sagas themed on notions of kin.’ (★★★★ Financial Times)

Don’t miss your chance to see one of the worlds greatest guitarists at the top of his game

Pat Metheny UK Tour Dates 2014

Tuesday 10 June 2014 The Lowry, Manchester

Wednesday 11 June 2014 Eventim Apollo, London

Pat Metheny Unity Group tickets are available now on



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