Speaking of Now
|Speaking of Now|
|Studio album by Pat Metheny Group|
|Studio||Right Track Studio, New York City|
|Producer||Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays|
|Pat Metheny Group chronology|
|All About Jazz||(favorable) |
Speaking of Now is an album by the Pat Metheny Group, released in 2002 by Warner Bros. It marks the first appearances of Group members Antonio Sánchez, who replaced Paul Wertico on drums, and multi-instrumentalist Cuong Vu. Already a veteran of the avant-garde jazz scene and great admirer of both Pat Metheny and the Group, Vu was approached by the bandleader to join; Metheny had been very impressed with recordings of Vu's trumpet playing and vocal abilities.
Cameroonian musician Richard Bona also participated in the album's recording and tour, the latter of which particularly showcased his abilities on vocals and bass guitar.
In 2003, as part of the album's promotion, a concert was recorded in Japan and released on DVD and the Group performed on the PBS series Austin City Limits.
|1.||"As It Is"||7:40|
|4.||"The Gathering Sky"||9:22|
|6.||"On Her Way"||6:04|
|7.||"A Place in the World"||9:52|
|9.||"Wherever You Go"||8:04|
- Pat Metheny – guitars
- Lyle Mays – piano, keyboards
- Steve Rodby – cello, double bass
- Antonio Sánchez – drums, vocals
- Cuong Vu – trumpet, vocals
- Richard Bona – acoustic guitar, fretless bass, vocals, percussion