Join host Mike Wulfsohn for “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” on tonight’s Monday Night Beat, as we celebrate the milestone 65th birthday of the highly influential, dynamic, and extremely popular
guitarist extraordinaire, Pat Metheny. We’ll take a listen to his 2nd LP as a leader, “Watercolors,” which was released in 1977 on ECM. This album is the first Metheny project to feature longtime collaborator and keyboardist, Lyle Mays, joined by bassist, Eberhard Weber, and Dan Gottlieb on drums.
Metheny’s performances use multiple guitars, including a rare, custom-made “synth guitar,” heard consistently throughout his performing career spanning nearly 45 years, beginning with vibraphonist, Gary Burton in 1973. Metheny’s musical styles have evolved over time, yet have always continued to amaze, intrigue, and thoroughly engage the listener. Metheny’s new musical styles, interpretation, and unique effects harken back to the 70’s, as we explore his early musical excursions into the artistic blending of musically abstract visions, memories and emotions.
Tune in at 8pm for the next Monday Night Beat, on KUVO Jazz.