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Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny created a jazz band in 1977 with pianist Lyle Mays, and bassist, Mark Egan. Their second album, American Garage (1980) became #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. Metheny is considered to be one of the most successful jazz musicians and composer who incorporated different jazz styles, latin rhythms and ethnic music. He has displayed remarkable stamina as a performing musician, touring; for more than 30 years.

He is one the great creators of eclectic musical styles. His principle instrument is the guitar which he used as a controller of synthesizers to expand his repertoire of sounds and musical expression. Metheny used the the Roland GR 300 guitar synthesizer and the Synclavier guitar system.; His constant companion, Lyle Mays also used electronic keyboards with great skill and creativity. The first keyboards were Oberheim and Sequential Circuits Prophet V synthesizers. Mays expanded his setup with the Synclavier keyboard and later with many other synthesizers.

Three albums released in the 90s: We Live Here (1995), Quartet (1996), and Imaginary Day (1997) were interesting, experimental and of great interest to me. The latest release in 2005, The Way Up, is a symphony length 68 minute piece in four sections, played at 90 concerts during their world tour 2005.

Recordings edited and arranged by Stephen Gislason and recorded at Persona Digital Studio

Always and Forever
Going with Me
Have You Heard?

Always and Forever

Have You Heard?

  • Persona Music Recordings: Our Music Catalogue includes recorded performances under the titles Persona Digital, P2500 Band, Em4U, and the Persona Classical Consort. Music online is offered to illustrate music history, advance music education and appreciation. The recordings presented online demonstrate Persona Studio's arranging, recording and mastering techniques. All the recordings are arrangements and performances completed in house by Stephen Gislason. The music selections and their history are explained in the book, Sound of Music.

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