Switching from long time label Nonesuch Pat Metheny has signed to Modern, according to reports. The guitar great comments: “The quest that Modern Recordings is undertaking intersects perfectly with the kind of musician that I aspire to be.''
Christian Kellersman, senior vice president of the label, who hinted at the signing of ''a legend'' to marlbank recently (the announcement of such a ''legend'' appears to have been brought forward), is now quoted in addition to Metheny by the Celebrity Access website as saying referring to Metheny: “Since his first album in 1976 he has developed a unique career as a musician, composer and as an artist, who has been always searching for new musical experiences. I am excited that he follows this path on his new album Road to the Sun, which opens another new chapter in his oeuvre.”
The Digital and Radio Facts website quotes additionally Fred Casimir, BMG EVP Global Repertoire & Marketing: “There could be no better way to celebrate the first anniversary of Modern Recordings than to sign Pat Metheny, one of the standout musicians of the past half century.”
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