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Pat Metheny

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Pat Metheny is a composer and jazz musician of great versatility, whose wide-ranging interests have taken him into a variety of contexts.

Sunday, 10 July, 2011, 12:00am

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This week's performances by the new guitar duo of Martin Taylor and Ulf Wakenius promise to be special.

The two musicians are coming to Hong Kong for two performances at the start of an Asian tour, the first on Friday at the Tom Lee Academy Hall at Mega Box in Kowloon Bay, with tickets priced at HK$280.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

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There can't be many a cappella vocal groups in the world capable of rising to the King's Singers' level of versatility and virtuosity.

Originally formed in 1968 by six choral scholars from Cambridge University's King's College, the group swiftly branched out from singing devotional music into folk, pop, and occasionally jazz.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

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Funked Up and Chilled Out is the title of the deluxe double CD edition of Candy Dulfer's latest album (Funked Up is available on its own without the second shorter disc) and it describes the contents well.

12 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Class of 08

AC/DC

Black Ice (Columbia)

A triumphant return after eight years, AC/DC know exactly which buttons to push. Black Ice stands easily alongside the songs that got them to this level of fame, and even if there's nothing new here, no other band manage to capture that feeling between one's third and fourth beers like AC/DC. JC Amadou & Mariam

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Christian Scott

Live at Newport (Concord)

Christian Scott's fourth album and third for Concord captures the young trumpeter and his band in terrific form in concert at Newport.

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

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Six years have passed since the release in Poland of Upojenie (Ecstasy), a collaborative album featuring Pat Metheny and singer Anna Maria Jopek, but only now has Nonesuch Records decided that it merits an international release.

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Take a Tokyo Day Trip with the master Metheny

I usually pick up Pat Metheny's albums as soon at they're in the racks, but this time it took the release of Tokyo Day Trip, a sort of prequel to Day Trip which came out a few months back, to tip me into investing. I bought both simultaneously and listened to them in the order in which they were recorded rather than the order in which they were released.

22 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Beats working for Sanchez

It obviously wasn't easy for Pat Metheny to replace Paul Wertico in his touring band. When the drummer finally became road weary - an affliction to which the guitarist appears immune - and left the Pat Metheny Group in 2001 he had 18 years of service behind him.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Pop goes the 'Sco'

Long-haul flights are rarely enjoyable, but Cathay Pacific's excellent jazz programme on the inflight entertainment audio service can dissolve some of the drudgery.

Host Alyn Shipton does a fine job of finding just the right mix of edgey and popular. And on a recent flight from Rome, I plugged in to the show in the middle of a Miles Davis track I hadn't heard before.

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

A fine farewell

There's a certain poignancy about the final work of any well-loved artist, but this is especially so when the work is created in the full awareness that there's little time left for its completion.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Four times two makes great

A cynic might say that there's no such thing as an outtake, but listening to Metheny Mehldau Quartet it's difficult to see why the recordings here weren't issued last year in a double CD along with the Metheny Mehldau duet tracks.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Let's try that again, shall we ...

A decade after their first successful attempt to put together a jazz guitar trio, Skip Moy and Eugene Pao have finally got around to organising a rematch.

Moy, Pao and Tommy Ho, a Canto-pop producer, will be trading licks and solos this Saturday at a jazz guitar summit that promises to pack Grappa's Cellar in Central with lovers of improvised music.

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Power of two: plenty to cheer about with a full City Hall

It's always heartwarming for those of us who are repeatedly told that we listen to a minority interest music to see City Hall packed for a jazz concert.

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Pat Metheny Group

Pat Metheny Group

The Way Up

(Nonesuch)

Classically structured in four movements and clocking in at 68 minutes, The Way Up may sound an exhausting proposition, but it's actually rather a restful one.

20 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

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