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Metheny’s Unity Band: magic at Anthology

Robert Bush,| Legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny returned to Anthology last night, debuting his brand new group Unity Band with saxophonist/bass clarinetist Chris Potter, bassist Ben Williams, and drummer Antonio Sanchez in an exhilarating set that connected past, present and future into a satisfying whole. The concert began when Metheny ascended the stage, alone with his 42-string “Pikasso-guitar.” From the very first notes, [...]

Standing Pat

The legendary guitarist brings his Unity Band to San Diego. By Robert Bush| Pat Metheny will be at Anthology on Sept. 26 Pat Metheny was last in San Diego representing his massive, one-man-with-multiple-music-robots project, Orchestrion, at the Spreckles Theater, a large venue he regularly sells out. Now, though, Anthology, in a major promotional coup, has secured [...]

Big-band love affair launched here

Ex-Crawford High student Dennis Mackrel honored to keep Count Basie’s music alive By Beth Wood| Special to the U-T Dennis Mackrel spent barely a year or so attendingCrawford High School in San Diego, but it was there that the leader of the internationally acclaimed Count Basie Orchestra experienced a musical epiphany — one that spurred him on to a [...]

Social Chaos: Scene Out

BY KIM RESCATE AND ANA PINES Arts San Diego 2012 was held last weekend at Balboa Park’s activity center, a building virtually unknown to many except for volleyball, ping pong and badminton players. It was a fair attended by thousands of collectors, curators, museum directors and art enthusiasts. The layout dedicated spaces for contemporary [...]

Christian Scott Quintet live at Anthology: Sept.12

By Robert Bush| Anthology is featuring the Christian Scott Quintet tomorrow night in a concert that begins at 7:30. This is the kind of performance that makes this venue indispensable. I saw Scott and his band at City College two years ago–and it was definitely one of the best concerts of 2010. There has been a [...]