Dating your vox ac30

11 Jul

“It’s a way to have a very powerful sound that’s not a distorted sound,” said Metheny. You’ve referred to the guitar as a “tool.” I’m a proud guitar player, and I know stuff about the instrument.

But it’s always been a translation device to get ideas out.

Not long after, legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton recruited him to teach at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and he soon joined Burton’s group, sharing guitar chores with Mick Goodrick.

After recordings with Burton and fellow UM faculty member Jaco Pastorius, Metheny’s ’76 solo debut, Bright Size Life, turned a legion of guitarists’ heads.

But two albums later, The Pat Metheny Group landed the guitarist on the covers of Downbeat and Musician.

And his group – Metheny, keyboardist Lyle Mays, bassist Mark Egan, and drummer Danny Gotlieb – were as close to rock stars as any jazz combo of the past four decades.

Metheny’s most recent release is the DVD The Unity Sessions, with his Unity Band members – bassist Ben Williams, drummer Antonio Sanchez, and saxophonist Chris Potter – augmented by Giulio Carmassi on piano, flugelhorn, and vocals.You kind of have no choice but to spend a few years of your life completely immersed in it, if you want to deal with Charlie Parker or John Coltrane and what that language involves to even function.I was deep into that, to the point that I probably missed Jimi Hendrix and a lot of basic guitar stuff, because I was just thinking, “Well, what about Sonny Rollins in 1959? I was also very concerned and dedicated to the standard that had been set among my favorite guitar players, like Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Kenny Burrell, and Jim Hall, who had really found a sound and an identity through their improvising.I kind of came through the ranks of Kansas City musicians that I was very lucky to start playing with at a very young age – 14 or 15 years old through the time I got out of high school.So, to a certain degree, I missed a lot of stuff because I was so dedicated.