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kejur
Oct 21 2020
at 9:42 PM
I’ve been trying to find out when the LAGQ (Los Angeles Guitar Quartet) will be releasing a recording with Pat’s composition "Road to the Sun?" I’ve contacted them without a response. Hopefully whatever needs to be worked out to get this composition to our ears happens sooner than later. I’ve been eagerly waiting to hear it. The LAGQ are amazing players. I can’t remember Pat doing anything like this before. Maybe Santa got my letter :)
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thirdwind
Feb 21 2021
at 11:48 PM
Bookmark and Share It’s been, what, a month since Part 2 of Road to the Sun was made available? I’m here to say that every night I’ve been listening to this piece on headphones, and enjoying it more each time. When I first heard it at the world premiere two years ago, I could only grasp impressions and fragments, rushing by like the fleeting roadside views Pat saw on a drive up Going-to-the-Sun road in Glacier National Park. Now that I’ve made the trip many more times, I start to see the map, the lay of the land. This piece has the spirit of Pat’s most uplifting, joyous work. It’s the opposite of the Blues, but it has soul. The section with Jason Vieux promises to something quite different, as the available excerpt suggests. Pat Metheny isn’t just my favorite guitarist. He’s my favorite composer. I’ve been waiting for him to stretch his legs again with long-form composition, like TWU. The wait is almost over...
HAMBONE
Dec 14 2020
at 11:02 PM
Bookmark and Share I’m psyched by reading Jason Vieaux will be playing on Pat’s new release. He’s an amazing classical guitarist who is a fan of Pat’s and has already produced a cd of Pat’s music. I’ve been fortunate to see him twice and he is definitely the perfect choice. I can’t wait to hear it!
MarcNebo
Dec 07 2020
at 11:33 AM
Bookmark and Share I just went to Store at Pat’s website to check out the Road To The Sun details. The last track is Pat’s arrangement of an Arvo Part composition for 42 string guitar. Either Pat is playing the 42 string guitar or LAGQ + Jason Vieaux = 42 strings. Hopefully it is only Pat.
MarcNebo
Dec 07 2020
at 11:01 AM
Bookmark and Share I just read online article at JazzWise (magazine) regarding Pat’s Road To The Sun record. Pat composed all the music to be performed by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. The LAGQ performs a six movement piece, Road To The Sun (with Pat playing piano) and Jason Vieaux (guitar) performing a four movement solo guitar composition, Four Paths Of Light. I believe the LAGQ and Jason Vieaux are considered classical musicians. It looks like Pat may be able to add one more genre to his Grammy resume. It is still confusing as the article said that the CD was on the new label BMG and Pat’s website Pre-Order says it is on Nonesuch. Regardless I will probably buy it.
BobSmith1
Dec 04 2020
at 7:43 PM
Bookmark and Share Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun, Pt. 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axnOcA4xyes&feature=emb_logo
patsfan
Dec 04 2020
at 6:33 PM
Bookmark and Share Has anyone heard any recording of Pat with these guys ? Any prediction regarding the tenor, pace , melody etc ???
thirdwind
Dec 04 2020
at 2:40 PM
Bookmark and Share The wait is almost over. The new record, with the LAGQ, is available for preorder!
BobSmith1
Dec 04 2020
at 11:23 AM
Bookmark and Share Great backgrounder on Pat’s collaboration with the LAGQ http://www.listenmusicculture.com/artistry/pat-metheny
thirdwind
Nov 17 2020
at 12:27 AM
Bookmark and Share I might be the only one here who’s been waiting to hear it again. I attended the premiere at the University of Denver, in a majestic concert hall that was packed- mostly, I imagine, by season ticket holders unfamiliar with Pat’s oeuvre. They responded to the piece warmly, though I suspect the pick-scratching section had them scratching their balding heads.
hman01
Oct 26 2020
at 8:11 AM
Bookmark and Share Thanks for the info Kejur. I’m so excited about this release composed by my favorite musician.
roeltie
Oct 24 2020
at 2:33 PM
Bookmark and Share Fantastic News, thanks for the effort Kejur The only thing i did hear & saw from the piece was some rehearsal footage with LAGQ and Pat on Youtube. The length of the piece is around an half hour.
d'Heat
Oct 24 2020
at 7:36 AM
Bookmark and Share The Ahn Trio covred This Is Not America.
kejur
Oct 23 2020
at 8:23 PM
Bookmark and Share Well, here it is folks. The answer. Matt Greif of the LAGQ just got back to me and said that the official release date for the recording of Pat’s "Road to the Sun" has been set for March 5, 2021! Very exciting!!!!!
roeltie
Oct 23 2020
at 4:26 PM
Bookmark and Share I’ve read somewhere in an interview with The LAGQ Quartet that releasing the piece is in Pat’s hands ! In 2017 Pat wrote a piece "Yuryung" for the Ahn Trio. This is a classic piano-trio with three sisters. It’s a shorter composition than Road To The Sun and I just added this because it is a little bit similar in the way Pat wrote it, in this case specifically for the Ahn trio. It is on their album "Blue" Enjoy the music Roeltie
hman01
Oct 22 2020
at 8:44 AM
Bookmark and Share Me too!
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