Pat Metheny

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Percussionist Christopher Deviney has long been drawn to the music of guitarist Pat Metheny and his composing partner, pianist Lyle Mays. And at 1 pm on WRTI, this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast features the world-premiere performance of Deviney’s orchestration of three Metheny jazz tunes from his award-winning album, Imaginary Day into a Duo Concerto for Vibraphone, Marimba, and Orchestra.

Jessica Griffin/Philadelphia Orchestra

A classical percussionist takes on the music of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has the story of a new concerto for vibraphone and marimba, arranged by Christopher Deviney, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal percussionist.

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Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny: Unified as a Whole

Mar 12, 2014

With the 2014 release of Kin (←→), Pat Metheny adds one more notch—another restlessly searching album that marks the zone between all jazz, all rock and all-world music—to his belt of aesthetic enterprises filled with zeal and innovation.

Guitarist Pat Metheny is revered for his bright, accessible modern jazz. Saxophonist and composer John Zorn is associated with much knottier, often dissonant experiments.

Toru "Tiger" Okoshi

Nov 17, 2007

Jill Pasternak talks with Japanese trumpeter Toru "Tiger" Okoshi. Tiger has performed with jazz greats such as Tony Bennett, Gary Burton, Dave Grusin, Dave Liebman, and Pat Metheny, and he is an associate professor of brass at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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