Unity Band - Pat Metheny

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 19, 2012
    Unity Band is now a scintillating platform for Metheny's fretboard wizardry. [Aug 2012, p/94]
  2. Jun 25, 2012
    Each of these nine pieces has its own character – playful, mysterious, rhythmically compelling or folkishly tuneful – each one exquisitely performed and uniquely absorbing.
  3. Jun 12, 2012
    One of Metheny's best releases in recent times.
  4. Jun 12, 2012
    Metheny and [sax player, Chris] Potter are free to sprint and they do; both dazzle with their lyric invention and knotty, imaginative, nearly boppish solos. The two front-line players are surely at their best in one another's company.
  5. Jun 11, 2012
    The themes are typical Metheny: sensuous Latin grooves, synth-guitar fusion, folksy ballads, a good deal of jazz swing – and the rhythm section is mindboggling, not to mention beautifully recorded.
  6. Jul 16, 2012
    Unity Band is rich in great playing, but it is not sure what it wants to be. Carrying too much weight for a single album, this Metheny disc is both too much and too little.
  7. A partial return to top form for the widdly-diddly axe-meister.
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  1. May 23, 2014
    Not a weak track on the CD. This is great rhythm section, hugely energetic. Pat and Chris Potter play wonderfully together and the soloing is sometimes breathtaking. Full Review »