Guitarist Pat Metheny is one of the most influential all-round musicians of the last 30 years. There’s a world of difference between the acoustic baritone guitar rendition of Norah Jones’s Don’t Know Why on his new solo CD One Quiet Night and the extreme avant-garde noise of the album Zero Tolerance for Silence. And between those two extremes Metheny occupies himself with the traditional jazz guitar trio, film music, Brazilian rhythms in odd metres and finger exercises on self-styled musical instruments like the 42-string Pikasso guitar. But this master-guitarist is best known for his fusion formation the Pat Metheny Group. The leitmotiv in Metheny’s music lies in his chiefly lyrical, folk inspired compositions. Last year, as the Artist in Residence, Metheny blew us all away. This year, with his trio concert featuring the miracle of the double bass Christian McBride and the talented drummer Antonio Sanchez, it won’t be any different.