‘Kin’ by Pat Metheny & Unity Group is a studio album recorded during June 2013 and released on February 3, 2014 By Nonesuch.
Track Listing : 1.On Day One (Pat Metheny) – 15:16 . 2.Rise Up (Pat Metheny) – 11:57 . 3.Adagia (Pat Metheny) – 02:14 . 4.Sign Of The Season (Pat Metheny) – 10:14 . 5.Kin (Pat Metheny) – 11:06 . 6.Born (Pat Metheny) – 07:51 . 7.Genealogy (Pat Metheny) – 00:38 . 8.We Go On (Pat Metheny) – 05:33 . 9.Kqu (Pat Metheny) – 05:27
Musicians : Pat Metheny – Electric And Acoustic Guitars, Guitar Synth, Electronics, Orchestrionics, Synths . Chris Potter – Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, Alto Flute, Bass Flute . Giulio Carmassi – Piano, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Cello, Vibraphone, Clarinet, Flute, Recorder, Alto Saxophone, Wurlitzer, Whistling, Vocals . Ben Williams – Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass . Antonio Sánchez – Drums And Cajon
Production : Produced By Pat Metheny . Pat Metheny . Ted Jensen – Mastering . Pete Karam – Engineer, Mixing . Fred Sladkey – Assistant Engineer
Arrangements : Pat Metheny
Package : Jimmy Katz – Photography
Recorded During June 2013.
Released On February 3, 2014 By Nonesuch.
Metheny makes a quick nod to his postmodernist tendencies with “Genealogy,” a 38-second, Ornette-ish sequence of sharp turns, which the quintet pulls off with flair. In doing so, the guitarist implies that jazz musicians shouldn’t limit themselves to just avant-garde or just mainstream music—and listeners shouldn’t either. […]
With Antonio Sanchez, there will be no shortage of rhythmic excitement. Williams is the definition of solidand Potter brings a steely and majestic improviser who will be just as fluid as the leader. The wild card here, then, is likely to be Carmassi, who appears on piano, horns, percussionand vocals. Wild. […]
The later numbers here – including the title track’s racing groove and soulfully mournful sax theme, the beautiful ballad Born, the R&B-inflected anthem We Go On and the folk melody and band dialogue on Kqu – bring the classic Pat Metheny Group’s leisurely vitality into the 21st century. […]