Pat Metheny has been on a roll since last year. He was awarded his 20th Grammy, for Unity Band and released his recording of Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20 to great reviews. He was also inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as not only the youngest member, but only the fourth jazz guitarist to be chosen for that honor, joining Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery. He is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and also does duets, solo works and other side projects which have produced three gold albums.
His latest release, Kin (↔), Metheny includes the lineup of musicians, including Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez and the addition of multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi.
Bruce Hornsby has been recording now for two-and-a-half decades. His hit single "The Way It Is"—the title track of Bruce Hornsby and the Range's 1986 debut album—became the most played song on American radio in 1987. The song won ASCAP's Song of the Year award. "The Way It Is" and other hits such as as "Mandolin Rain" and "Every Little Kiss," established Hornsby as popular pop act.
Hornsby won the 1987 Grammy Award for Best New Artist with Bruce Hornsby and the Range, the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, and the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
Hornsby has has also work with Don Henley, Huey Lewis and more which has made him an in-demand collaborator.
Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest and musical progress. He's performed more than 100 concerts with the Grateful Dead as guest keyboardist. His work with the Dead encouraged him to incorporate improvisation into his own performances, while Hornsby's eclectic musical interests have led to venture into a wide array of musical styles. Recent successes include the bluegrass project, "Cluck Ol' Hen" with Ricky Skaggs.
Hornsby has also wrote songs for a Broadway Musical, titled "SCKBSTD. He also composed the score for Spike Lee's ESPN documentary, Kobe Doin' Work, about NBA star Kobe Bryant and his MVP season and Lee's Red Hook Summer.
Pat Metheny Unity Group / Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 07:00 PM