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Pat Metheny To Release 'What's It All About' June 14; Check Out First Single, 'Alfie'

June 5th, 2011 9:25pm EDT
Pat Metheny
Nonesuch Records releases What’s It All About—a solo acoustic album from guitarist and composer Pat Metheny—on June 14, 2011. After nearly 40 recordings under his name, this marks the first time there is not a single Metheny composition represented. Rather, What’s It All About comprises 10 classic songs, some very well known, that hold personal meanings for the guitarist. What’s It All About is available for pre-order now at www.nonesuch.com and www.patmetheny.com; all pre-orders come with a limited-edition photographic print (some of which will be signed) and a free instant download of the...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 12

August 12th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Pat Metheny
Happy Birthday to Relient K singer Matt Thiessen (1980), actress Dominique Swain (1980), horror film actress Rebecca Gayheart (1971), tennis legend Pete Sampras (1971), "Clerks 2" writer/director Kevin Smith (1970), "Six Feet Under" actor Peter Krause (1965), Canadian character actor Bruce Greenwood (1956), actor Sam Jones (1954), guitarist Pat Metheny (1954), Dire Straits singer/guitarist Mark Knopfler (1949), actress Deborah Walley (1943; d. 2001), actor George Hamilton (1939), country singer Buck Owens (1929; d. 2006), R&B singer Joe "Boogaloo" Jones (1926; d. 2005), actor John Derek (19...
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Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Bright Eyes Highlight Jesse Harris-Penned Soundtrack For 'The Hottest State'; Out Aug. 7

August 6th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
The Hottest State
The soundtrack for the film, The Hottest State isn't just another compilation of songs pulled out of obscurity and thrown together for a movie companion piece. No way. If anything, this album and it is indeed, an album--could also be categorized as a tribute record. The album features sixteen songs, plus two score passages, all recorded exclusively for the film by some of the finest names in music today, all for the benefit of paying tribute to one of the brightest new songwriting talents in the last two decades: Jesse Harris. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jesse Harris wrote all the ...
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New Series Of Jazz Icons(tm) DVDs Features Vintage Unseen Concerts

July 18th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
John Coltrane
The eagerly anticipated release of the second series of Jazz Icons(TM) DVDs is here. Reelin' In The Years Productions and Naxos are proud to announce the September 4, 2007 release of the next seven titles in the illustrious DVD series featuring performances by John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Charles Mingus.

Filmed in Europe between 1958 and 1966, this set of Jazz Icons(TM) DVDs features concerts by seven of the most influential jazz artists of the 20th century captured in their prime and accompanied by some of the most leg...
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John Lennon's Legacy Continues

January 22nd, 2007 4:13pm EST
John Lennon
More than a quarter of a century after his untimely death, John Lennon's legacy lives on through the work of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which begins its tenth anniversary of touring the country, providing free hands-on workshops, giving students a chance to express themselves through songwriting and music and video production.

The newly published book, Come Together: The Official John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Guide to Music and Video (Thomson Course Technology) is part how-to, part celebrity interviews, part technological showcase, and part travelogue. The book is fille...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 12

August 12th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Pat Metheny
Happy Birthday to Relient K singer Matt Thiessen (1980), actress Dominique Swain (1980), horror film actress Rebecca Gayheart (1971), tennis legend Pete Sampras (1971), "Clerks 2" writer/director Kevin Smith (1970), "Six Feet Under" actor Peter Krause (1965), Canadian character actor Bruce Greenwood (1956), actor Sam Jones (1954), guitarist Pat Metheny (1954), Dire Straits singer/guitarist Mark Knopfler (1949), actress Deborah Walley (1943; d. 2001), actor George Hamilton (1939), country singer Buck Owens (1929; d. 2006), R&B singer Joe "Boogaloo" Jones (1926; d. 2005), actor John Derek (19...
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Bruce Hornsby Releases 5-Disc Box Set

August 2nd, 2006 11:05am EDT
Bruce Hornsby
Bruce Hornsby is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough debut album with the 5-disc box set, “Intersections 1985-2005.” The collection arrives as Bruce Hornsby and his band The Noisemakers are in the midst of their 2006 summer U.S. tour.

The career-spanning collection, comprising four CDs (totaling 53 tracks, 26 of them previously unreleased on CD) and one DVD (with 23 clips, 21 of them previously unreleased on DVD), arrived in stores July 25. “Bruce Hornsby: Intersections 1985-2005” includes a full-color booklet, spiced up by Hornsby's provocative and witty track-by-trac...
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Jazz Returns to Weekly Network Television After 40 Years!

June 27th, 2006 4:32pm EDT
Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis began airing on public television stations nationwide in April. The much anticipated series, the first weekly network jazz related show in 40 years, features intimate conversations with and performances by some of the world's leading musicians. Grammy® Award-winning composer/pianist Ramsey Lewis hosts the series, which is produced in multi-camera HDTV and Dolby Surround 5.1 audio in association with WTTW, Chicago's premier public television station. The primary sponsor for the series is E*Trade Financial, with additional funding support from the National E...
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