Pat Metheny – From This Place (Vinyl 2LP)
First Album of New Material Since 2014 features Antonio Sanchez, Linda May Han Oh, Gwilym Simcock and the Hollywood Studio Symphony Conducted by Joel McNeely Plus Special Guests Meshell Ndegeocello, Gregoire Maret & Luis Conte
Pat Metheny’s first album of new material since 2014’s Kin (←→), From This Place features ten new self-penned original compositions, and finds the revered guitarist joined by his long-time drummer, Antonio Sanchez, Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh, and British pianist Gwilym Simcock as well as the Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Joel McNeely. Additional special guests include Meshell Ndegeocello (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and Luis Conte (percussion).
“From This Place is one of the records I have been waiting to make my whole life,” Metheny says. “It is a kind of musical culmination, reflecting a wide range of expressions that have interested me over the years, scaled across a large canvas, presented in a way that offers the kind of opportunities for communication that can only be earned with a group of musicians who have spent hundreds of nights together on the bandstand.”