Unity Band

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Unity Band
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Studio album by Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sánchez
Released June 12, 2012 (2012-06-12)
Recorded February 2012
Studio Avatar Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 65:49
Label Nonesuch
Producer Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny chronology
What's It All About
(2011)What's It All About2011
Unity Band
(2012)
The Orchestrion Project
(2012)The Orchestrion Project2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Observer 4/5 stars[2]
BBC favorable[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
The Independent on Sunday 3/5 stars[5]

Unity Band is a studio album by American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny along with Chris Potter on saxophone and bass clarinet, Ben Williams on bass, and Antonio Sánchez on drums. This is the first Metheny album featuring tenor saxophone in 32 years (since 1980's 80/81). The album was released through Nonesuch Records on June 12, 2012 and received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album during the 2013 Grammy Awards, marking Metheny's 20th Grammy win.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Pat Metheny.

No. Title Length
1. "New Year" 7:37
2. "Roofdogs" 5:33
3. "Come and See" 8:28
4. "This Belongs to You" 5:20
5. "Leaving Town" 6:24
6. "Interval Waltz" 6:26
7. "Signals (Orchestrion Sketch)" 11:26
8. "Then and Now" 5:57
9. "Breakdealer" 8:34

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Billboard Top Jazz Albums[6] 2
Billboard 200[6] 146

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Unity Band - Pat Metheny : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic at AllMusic. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Gelly, Dave (June 24, 2012). "Pat Metheny: Unity Band ? review". The Observer. London. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Le Gendre, Kevin. "BBC - Music - Review of Pat Metheny - Unity Band". BBC. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Fordham, John (June 7, 2012). "Pat Metheny: Unity Band ? review". The Guardian. London. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Phil (June 10, 2012). "Album: Pat Metheny, Unity Band (Nonesuch) - Reviews - Music - The Independent". London: The Independent. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Jazz Albums". Billboard.com. Retrieved June 25, 2012.