Pat Metheny has released America Undefined, a new single from his forthcoming album From This Place. You can take a listen above.
The majestic 13-minute composition is the opening track of From This Place, Metheny’s first record since 2014’s Kin (←→). Backing the guitarist on the album are longtime drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda May Han Oh and pianist Gwilym Simcock. Metheny also enlisted the Hollywood Studio Symphony orchestra, led by conductor Joe McNeely.
Metheny said of the record, “From This Place is one of the records I have been waiting to make my whole life. It is a kind of musical culmination, reflecting a wide range of expressions that have interested me over the years, scaled across a large canvas, presented in a way that offers the kind of opportunities for communication that can only be earned with a group of musicians who have spent hundreds of nights together on the bandstand.”
From This Place is out 21 February 2020 via Nonesuch. For more music news, click here.