An evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock
Far more than a guitar legend, Pat Metheny is a brilliant builder of bands, and he opens the Fifth Anniversary season with his latest game-changing ensemble. Featuring a powerhouse international cast of players who’ve distinguished themselves on a multitude of creative fronts, the quartet continues Metheny’s groundbreaking run with Mexican-born drummer Antonio Sánchez. The motor for almost every Metheny project since the late 1990s, Sánchez reconfigured the Hollywood soundtrack landscape with his percussion-driven score for 2015’s Academy Award-winning film Birdman. When Linda Oh’s not leading her own band, the Malaysian-born, Australian-raised bassist works with heavyweights like Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas. And 35-year-old British pianist Gwilym Simcock is one of Europe’s most acclaimed and influential young musicians, equally in demand in jazz and classical settings as a player and composer. The quartet is just the latest sign that Metheny isn’t easing into his revered veteran status. Busier than ever these days, the 20-time GRAMMY winner recently released two new Nonesuch albums, and even did a sideman stint on rising sax star Logan Richardson’s Blue Note debut.
Pat Metheny guitar
Gwilym Simcock piano
Linda Oh bass
Antonio Sánchez drums