Pat Metheny: Live and on 'The Way Up'

Bass player Steve Rodby

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Listen: Pat Metheny in Studio on Talk of the Nation - 03/29/2005

Listen: Pat Metheny in Studio on Talk of the Nation - 03/29/2005

Listen: Pat Metheny in Studio on Talk of the Nation - 03/29/2005

Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny stops by NPR's Washington studios for an hour of live music and talks with John Ydstie and callers about his approach to songwriting.

Pat Metheny Live in Studio 3A

Pat Metheny performs live in NPR's Studio 3A. Julia Peck, NPR hide caption

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Metheny's new album refers to his past but continues to break new ground. The Way Up consists of a single, long-form piece, divided into four sections. It's a reaction, he says, to a world where things are getting shorter, dumber, less interesting, less detailed and more predictable.

Guest:

Pat Metheny, Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter.

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