Pat Metheny Unity Group To Perform In Fairfield

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Guitarist Pat Metheny is set to play the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on March 25.
Guitarist Pat Metheny is set to play the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on March 25. Photo Credit: Courtesy Fairfield University

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Guitarist Pat Metheny is coming to Fairfield on March 25. 

Metheny is set to play the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on March 25. Metheny recently won his 20th Grammy Award with Unity Band members saxophonist Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez and bassist Ben Williams. 

Metheny recently added multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi, and christened the ensemble "Pat Metheny Unity Group." The group will tour 44 cities throughout North America, including the Fairfield event. 

“The core quartet of Chris, Ben, Antonio, and me played more than 100 concerts over the year that followed the release of our Unity Band record," Metheny said in a press release. "Over the course of that period, the band became one of those rare combinations of players where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; it gelled in every way, and that just seemed to beg for expansion and further research. Simultaneously, I had been itching to write using more of a lush and orchestrated kind of concept that went beyond the sonic limits of what a straight-ahead quartet might invoke. But I really didn’t want to lose the energy, focus, and intensity of what this band had developed. I wanted to take it further. If the first Unity Band record was a thoughtful, black and white documentary of four musicians in a recording studio playing, this record is more like the Technicolor, IMAX version of what a band like this could be—but with that hardcore thing still sitting right in the middle of it all.”

The Fairfield concert starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the Quick Center for the Arts. Tickets are $65, $55 and $45. Tickets can be purchased on the Fairfield University website.

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