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Pat Metheny Unity Group

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Saturday, August 09, 2014
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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Duke Performances
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Duke Performances 2014/2015 Season

"A virtuoso guitarist, an expansive composer, and, above all, an inveterate searcher" (New York Times), legendary jazz artist Pat Metheny makes his return to small-combo performance with the Unity Group, a band gifted enough to keep up with the full range of his forty years of musical explorations. It is no surprise that with the Unity Group, Metheny won an astonishing 20th GRAMMY Award in 2013. Returning to Duke Performances to make up a February 2014 date that was canceled due to snow, the Unity Group boast a fine lineup of "blazing virtuosi with musical intelligence to match" (Guardian): saxophonist Chris Potter, whom Metheny calls "one of the most exciting soloists in jazz on any instrument"; Ben Williams, "the baddest new bassist on the block" (The Revivalist); powerhouse drummer Antonio Sanchez; and extraordinary multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi.