Album Review: Pat Metheny – From This Place

In a career spanning 45 years, Pat Metheny has released more than four dozen albums. In the process he has won 20 Grammy awards across 10 different categories – an unequalled accomplishment. From This Place, which was released on February 21, shows that Metheny has no intention of slowing down. The album features his current … More Album Review: Pat Metheny – From This Place

Gear Review: Ibanez PM2/AA Pat Metheny signature model

Pat Metheny has been one of the world’s most influential jazz guitarists since he burst onto the scene in the mid-1970s. But does his signature Ibanez model live up to his considerable musical legacy? Let’s find out! Background context A relentless musical explorer, Pat Metheny has played a lot of guitars throughout his career. Many … More Gear Review: Ibanez PM2/AA Pat Metheny signature model

Johnny Smith, the Jazzmaster, and the sound of surf.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – Leo Fender was one lucky guy. I don’t mean to imply that his success as a designer of musical instruments wasn’t due to his exceptional engineering brilliance and a lot of hard work. There’s no doubt Leo was a genius. He designed instruments that no … More Johnny Smith, the Jazzmaster, and the sound of surf.