Hardly any other musician has revolutionized the electric guitar in the last four and a half decades as fundamentally as Pat Metheny. With his Synclavier guitar and various other technical innovations, but also with his cinematic imagery, he has created countless sound epics. On his new album "Road To The Sun" he does not play himself for long stretches, but lets play.
The record consists of three parts. In the first suite "Four Paths Of Light" the classical virtuoso Jason Vieaux steps in, the six-part Ritel suite is interpreted by the renowned L. A. Guitar Quartet, and only the last piece from the pen of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is played by Metheny himself. The names give it away - "Road To The Sun" serves neither jazz nor jazz rock, but it is music for classical guitar.