Influential experimental Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny turns 65

The acclaimed musician, who in 1985 collaborated with David Bowie in the hit song “This Is Not America”, has won 20 Grammy Awards, being the only person ever to win that desirable music award in 10 different categories

Influential experimental Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny turns 65

Born in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on August 12, 1954, Pat Metheny has been in the front of the experimental Jazz movement since he released his first album, “Bright Size Life” in 1976. Acclaimed by many, throughout his career the guitarist has been incorporating elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, and jazz fusion, and also Pop and Rock. With 20 Grammy Awards won, Metheny is the only person ever to win that desirable music award in 10 different categories. From 1982 to 1985, with the Pat Metheny Group, he released the acclaimed albums “Offramp”, “First Circle”, and also a live album “Travels” and the soundtrack “The Falcon and the Snowman” in 1985, where he released one of his most popular and perhaps the most mainstream track, “This Is Not America”, a collaboration with David Bowie that reached the top of the charts in 1985 and was a hit for both artists. Metheny’s latest album is “The Unity Sessions”, a live recording released in 2016. Today he turns 65.



Listen to the famous David Bowie and Pat Metheny 1985 collaboration “This Is Not America”



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