Pat Metheny

Join host Michael Wulfsohn for “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” on the Monday Night Beat, as we celebrate the 64th Birthday of the highly influential, virtuoso guitarist, Pat Metheny. A man of many guitars, musical styles, and unique effects, we’ll listen to his second album as a leader, “Watercolors,” released in 1977 on the ECM label, and the first Metheny project to feature longtime collaborator and keyboardist, Lyle Mays. This album displays Metheny’s excursions into the artistic blending of musically abstract visions, memories and emotions.



Denver and KUVO are very proud of the accomplishments of Dianne Reeves who still calls Denver home. Moreover, the very popular and esteemed blues and jazz vocalist, the late James van Buren served as an early mentor to a young Pat Metheny, they remained close friends until the passing of JVB as he was affectionately called by his fellow Denver music peers.

     The Group is back. Sort of. For virtually his entire career, Pat Metheny has bounced back and forth between the highly successful Pat Metheny Group and a wide array of projects under his own name. Ever since the Group’s eponymous 1978 release, the personnel in the Pat Metheny Group constantly evolved. Besides Metheny, however, one player remained constant: keyboard player Lyle Mays; i.e.: no Mays, no PMG. The last Pat Metheny Group album was The Way Up from 2005. Mays and Metheny haven’t recorded together since.