What an incredible year of music 2014 has been. This was the year of KIN(←→), the Pat Metheny Unity Group recording that garnered acclaim from fans and critics alike (3 Downbeat Readers Poll Awards: Best Guitarist, Jazz Album, Jazz Group).
The KIN(←→) tour began in the US February 3 and ended in the US on December 7. The tour took the band through the United States, Europe, across the US a second time over the summer, and then through Asia and Australia before returning to the US for yet another run of dates . The tour ended with a grand finale special performance at the Blue Note in NYC. The band performed a total of 157 shows over that time and they just kept getting better and better, blowing people away every night. We want to thank all of you that supported Pat and the band this year by coming out to the shows and buying the music. We really appreciate it.
LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED
Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed, the Spanish film that Pat wrote the score to last year, won the prestigious Goya award (the Academy Awards of Spain) for best picture and has been submitted as the Spanish entry to the Academy Awards as best foreign film. Pat also won the Goya award for best original score for this film.
NEWS UPDATE: The Pat Metheny Unity Sessions - The Video
Here is some exciting news. After the final days of the tour, the band went into a theater and shot a video of the music from both Unity projects and the tours that followed to go with documentary footage from the recent tour. Once the music is mixed, the video edited and the project is put together, we will have it available for you at some point in 2015. We will keep you posted as we get closer.
We know you have been getting a number of emails from the web store the past few weeks offering a number of special holiday discounts. It's always our intention not to overdo the merchandise sales but we did want to give you all a chance to pick up some great bargains for the holiday season. You won't be receiving anymore notices. If you are interested in some great deals, just go there and check them out. We have new KIN T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, posters, mugs, guitar straps, and a limited number of programs that were not available for the US dates . A number of items have been added to the clearance bin so check those out too. Shop new merch here: http://patmetheny.shop.musictoday.com
What's Coming Up Next in 2015
??? Check back with us in January for an update!
Again, thank you for all your support and from the band, management, crew and the web team, we wish you and your families Happy Holidays and Happy New Year