Quotations by Pat Metheny

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Born: Thursday, August 12, 1954
Profession: Musician
Nationality: American


From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture, thanks mostly to the Beatles.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Culture, Guitar, Youth)

I don't know if I would qualify as mainstream. I think I have managed to function pretty successfully on the fringes of the music world and have been able to play exactly what I have wanted the way I have wanted.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Music, Play, Pretty, World)

I don't worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about jazz.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Jazz, Principles, Worry)

I hate the way chorus boxes sound.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Hate, Sound)

I realized that equipment really had little to do with why I sound like the way I sound.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Sound)

I saw A Hard Day's Night 12 or 13 times.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Day, Night)

I think I have a basic sound aesthetic that is in most of what I do.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Sound)

I think I represent a more left-wing view of what jazz is.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Jazz)

I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Work, Musicians)

I was deep in the zone of practicing almost constantly.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Deep, Zone)

It's more about conception and touch and spirit and soul than whether my hardware was in place.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Soul, Hardware, Spirit)

Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Jazz)

Listening is the key to everything good in music.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Music, Key, Listening)

My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player. By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas City in classical situations. He was already an amazing talent.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Time, Brother, Talent)

People sometimes say it takes a long time to become a jazz fan, but for me it took about five seconds.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Time, People, Jazz)

The beauty of jazz is that it's malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Jazz)

The first thing I learned was the theme from Peter Gunn.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: First)

Whatever my recorded output is, it's a reflection of a general love of music.
- Pat Metheny
(Keywords: Love, Music, Reflection)







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