In part 2 of Alex’s conversation with Pat Metheny, the two discuss some of Metheny’s unconventional work, his association with musicians like Jaco Pastorius and Joni Mitchell, the evolution of his synthesizer sound, and why he thinks in visual terms. Pat shares his daily routine, what he does to keep learning after each gig, and explains the natural curiosity that keeps him going.


Unlike almost any other modern musician, Pat Metheny remains uniquely unpredictable. His versatility is nearly without peer on any instrument. Metheny has won countless awards, including three gold records for Still Life (Talking), Letter from Home, and Secret Story. He has been nominated for 37 Grammy awards and is the winner of 20; he has also been nominated in 13 different Grammy categories, winning in 10 of them. His new album, SIDE-EYE NYC (V1.IV), an exciting, vibrant and energized new platform for Metheny, is available now.


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Moods & Modes is presented by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Alex Skolnick. Osiris Production by Kirsten Cluthe and Brad Stratton. Editing and mixing by Justin Thomas (Revoice Media). Music by Alex Skolnick. Artwork by Mark Dowd.


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