One night, Pat Metheny woke up with the tantalizing idea of really taking “Unity” concept all the way and forming a platform for the first time that could cover the entire spectrum of things that he has done as a bandleader over the years under one roof. With this lineup, everything from Bright Size Life to Secret Story to all of my Group stuff to Song X could be within range – and more.  And I expect to further integrate the Orchestrion concept into the fabric of what this band can be as well.”

With multi-instrumentalist Guilio Casmassi added to the core-four, with Chris Potter (one of the most exciting soloists in jazz on any instrument), with Ben Williams being equally great on both acoustic and electric basses, and with Antonio Sanchez, one of the greatest drummers in the world right now, just about anything will be possible for the Unity Group.