Metheny Mehldau

Pat Metheny  |  Brad Mehldau

This studio encounter between Mehldau and Metheny “represents a triumph of risk-taking,” says the Philadelphia Inquirer. “No ego, no competition,” declares the BBC. “Just a sublime understanding of each other’s skills that produced one of the albums of the year.”

For Brad Mehldau, this collaboration started at that "life-changing moment" when, as a 13-year-old, a friend played him "Are You Going With Me" from the Pat Metheny Group's 1982 live double-album, Travels. Years later, Pat Metheny heard "Chill" from saxophonist Joshua Redman's 1994 album Moodswing that featured Brad Mehldau on piano. Since, the two artists have forged an artistic partnership based on shared inspiration, not just mutual admiration. This album features music by both Metheny and Mehldau, and was recorded at Right Track Studio (NYC) in December 2005.

Pat Metheny and Brad Mehldau perform "Unrequited" on July 28, 2007.


Metheny Mehldau

01. Unrequited
02. Ahmid-6
03. Summer Day
04. Ring of Life
05. Legend
06. Find Me in Your Dreams
08. Say the Brother's Name
09. Bachelors III
10. Annie's Bittersweet Cake
11. Make Peace


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Pat Metheny, guitar, acoustic guitar (3), guitar synth (4), baritone acoustic guitar (10)
Brad Mehldau, piano
Larry Grenadier, bass (4, 7)
Jeff Ballard, drums (4, 7)

Produced by Pat Metheny
Recorded in December 2005 at Right Track Recording, New York, NY
Engineered by Pete Karam
Assistant Engineers: Hyomin Kang, Angie Teo, Justin Shturtz
Mixed by Rob Eaton at Right Track Recording
Additional Mixing by Pete Karam
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Guitar Tech: Carolyn Chrzan
Production assistance: David Oakes

Tracks 1, 5, 9 composed by Brad Mehldau; tracks 2-4, 6-8, 10 composed by Pat Metheny

Design by Doyle Partners
Photography by Latifa Metheny

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz