The Pat Metheny Interviews by : Richard Niles
Pat Metheny is one of the most critically acclaimed; commercially successful; and musically significant artists of the last 50 years. He has not only revolutionized his instrument; but also changed the face of jazz itself.
In 2007; composer; arranger; and performer Richard Niles wrote and produced a three-part series of in-depth interviews for the BBC titled Pat Metheny – Bright Size Life. This book is comprised of these never-before-printed interviews and discussions with Metheny; whom Niles has known and worked with since 1974. In this series of intimate; in-depth interviews; Metheny
• reveals why he was driven toward music with a stratospheric drive and dedication
• uncovers the inner workings of his creative mind; showing step by step how he set and achieved each of his own demanding goals
• describes his methodology as a guitarist; improviser; and composer
• demonstrates his concepts and methodologies on the guitar. Niles has transcribed these unique musical performances for the book.
Some of Metheny's closest colleagues; including Lyle Mays; Gary Burton; Jack DeJohnette; John Patitucci; Metheny's brother Mike; and the late Michael Brecker; have contributed to the book; which also includes numerous photographs and a discography.
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||9 x 6 x 0.515 inches |
| Shipping Weight||1.29 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL332851|
| ISBN ||1423474694|
| EAN ||9781423474692|
| 1st Publication Date||10/2009|