by Gary Spilatro
This was the first time I saw the Pat Metheny Group in concert. It was after their second album American Garage reached #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart and crossing over onto the pop charts as well.
The track Heartland has become one of the signature songs for the band. I seen Pat with a few time since and have never been disappointed. But this first time was at Kean College in Union, NJ with a few High School friends. I didn’t know of the Pat Metheny Group before this evening or what a was going to hear but enjoyed the music to become a fan.
With the current pop music not to my liking, I’m finding my interest turning more to Jazz and sounds the that are new to me.