Now, during his second visit in Finland last Monday, he had several, clearly much better guitars than 40 years ago. The concert in Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall was simply great. Pat was on the stage for 2.5 hours with no break. He proved to be one of the greatest jazz guitarists of today. We thanked him and his Unity Group with several standing ovations.
Photographing was not allowed during the concert, so here are pictures just before and after the gig.
I was pleased to allowed to meet Pat Metheny (and the drummer Antonio Sánchez) after the concert. In the picture below he is holding the image I took of him 40 years ago in Pori Jazz. That triggered some interesting remembering about guitars, weather, dressing, Gary Burton, …
Thank you Pat Metheny and Unity Group.