: 0

Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny
Roll Over Image to Zoom

Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny

Item #: 4YCD88
Select Option:
  • Add to Cart
Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny joins longtime Pat Metheny Group trumpeter’s trio with his mentor.

The Cuong Vu Trio includes Stomu Takeishi on bass and Ted Poor on drums. Pat says of his record with the Trio, “This project is something that Cuong and I have talked about doing for years. For as much as I loved what Cuong has brought to my bands along the way, I always wondered what it would be like to join his group for a project, to see what I might be able to offer those guys. Cuong came up with a great set of tunes for the project, and we all met in NYC for a few days and recorded this music quite quickly and spontaneously.”

Vu, who first heard a cassette of Metheny’s Travels as a teenager and credits it for leading him into a career in music, adds: “Pat came to the session and killed it, taking us to different territories. We (the Trio) assimilated his sound into ours and made music that still felt uniquely ours.” The trumpeter has played with a wide range of artists, including Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Cibo Matto, and Mitchell Froom. Vu, a graduate of New England Conservatory, began his career leading various groups while touring extensively throughout the world. As a leader, he has released eight recordings, each making critics’ lists of the 10 best recordings of their respective years. His awards and honors include two Grammys (with Pat Metheny Group). He is currently an associate professor in jazz studies at the University of Washington.

Signed CDs are no longer available.
Track List:
1. Acid Kiss
2. Not Crazy (Just Giddy Upping)
3. Seeds of Doubt
4. Tiny Little Pieces
5. Telescope
6. Let’s Get Back
7. Tune Blues

You may also be interested in:

  • The Unity Sessions
    Item #: 4YCD87
    The Unity Sessions features Grammy Award-winning Unity Group—Metheny with saxophonist Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Ben Williams, and multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi. In 2013, for the first time since 1980, Metheny recorded with a band that highlighted tenor saxophone. The resulting Unity Band, which went on to win him his 20th Grammy Award, featured Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, longtime collaborator Antonio Sanchez on drums, and Ben Williams on bass. Pat then took that same ensemble into new territory with the addition of his Orchestrion and a focus on more through-composed material and christened the ensemble Pat Metheny Unity Group. The Group’s first record, Kin (??), was released by Nonesuch in 2014 and was named the best jazz album of the year in the DownBeat Readers Poll Awards. The Group went on a world tour of more than 150 cities; at the end, they hunkered down in a small Manhattan theater to film new performances of music from the original Unity Band, the expansive Kin(??), and touchstones from the entirety of Metheny’s music catalog. The results were released on DVD last year as The Unity Sessions, and now Nonesuch releases the album of the same name. Signed CDs are no longer available.
    • $20.89
  • Hommage à Eberhard Weber CD
    Item #: 4YCD86
    In January 2015 musicians and listeners converged upon Stuttgarts Theaterhaus for two consecutive nights to celebrate the 75th birthday of Eberhard Weber. The concerts centered around a specially commissioned 35-minute suite by Pat Metheny, with whom Weber had played and recorded back in the 1970s. Featuring Metheny, the SWR Big Band conducted by Helge Sunde, Gary Burton, bassist Scott Colley and Danny Gottlieb on drums, the composition was arranged around recordings of solos by Weber. Other performers during the two nights playing selections from Webers vast body of work were Webers longtime companions Jan Garbarek, Paul McCandless, Manfred Schoof and arranger Michael Gibbs, all drawing ovations from the packed house. Track List: 1. Resumé Variations 2. Hommage 3. Touch 4. Maurizius 5. Tübingen 6. Notes After An Evening Item will ship on or around September 18, 2015.
    • $14.99
  • Pat Metheny Question And Answer Vintage T-Shirt
    Item #: 4YCT68
    This Question And Answer T-Shirt is available for the first time! Printed on 100% cotton, USA made American Apparel shirts. These T-Shirts are cut about 1 size smaller than Haynes or Jerzee's so please order accordingly.
    • $24.99
Average Customer Rating | Read All | Write a Review
Ács Zoltán (5/23/2016)
I still did not receive it!
Alan Gross (3/18/2016)
Delightful is the one word that has accompanied each of Pat Metheny's previous recordings and offerings. Somehow he accomplishes a Fresh, Delightful, expression in each new recording and with a SOUND that has never been heard before. So, for a SOUND that has never been heard before AND THAT IS D E L I G H T F U L, I, for One of the 9 Billion on this planet, WILL PRE-ORDER ! Pat Metheny has made my last 40 years MUCH EASIER. I 'worship' Jesus Christ, however, as an Individuals Contribution to my experience of "Life". Please, don't make me cry. I Love You, Pat Metheny. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You are my favorite Artist, musically, or OTHERWISE and there have been YEARS of my life when your musical creations where ALL I LESSENED TO. And You fans of Pat know what it's like to meet a fellow human being that knows about and Loves Pat Metheny !!!! It is a JOYISH PARTY ! with instance hugs and HUGE SMILES, no matter the color, or creed. Artist: Pat Metheny.