pat metheny, born august 12, 1954, is 55 years old today. one day younger than joe jackson, who celebrated his 55 birthday yesterday! i came to be a fan of pat metheny via pat, a huge fan of his. in fact, pat metheny is tied with james taylor as pat's favorite musician, both of whom she's seen in concert numerous times over the years.
last year pat went to see metheny with his trio, at town hall. i usually skip the smaller metheny formulations, preferring his shows with the pat metheny "group." it's been a few years (but less than half a dozen) since i've seen him perform (when we caught his group at suny purchase). hopefully, there'll be another metheny group show in the near future.
happy birthday pat metheny!