John Pizzarelli Plays Pat Metheny – Better Days Ahead!

Hello all. I just stumbled upon this piece of good news, John Pizzarelli – the great Jazz Guitarist and Vocalist – whose birthday is today, will be putting out a digital album this coming April 16th, 2021 featuring the music of Pat Metheny. At the moment, all I know of this wonderful project is quoted below from the labels website. Once I find out more info I will of course post it here for all to see. But for now, here’s the track list…very cool! 🙂


  • 1.     Better Days Ahead  
  • 2.     Spring Ain’t Here   
  • 3.     April Wind/Phase Dance 
  • 4.     September Fifteenth 
  • 5.     James   
  • 6.     Antonia 
  • 7.     (It’s Just) Talk  
  • 8.     Letter from Home   
  • 9.     If I Could   
  • 10.  Last Train Home   
  • 11.  From this Place   
  • 12.  The Bat   
  • 13.  Farmer’s Trust 

World-renowned jazz guitarist, singer and recent Grammy Award-winning producer John Pizzarelli takes on the songs of Pat Metheny in his new album “Better Days Ahead”. Having loved the recordings of the Pat Metheny Group since his teenage years, Pizzarelli welcomed the challenge of diving deep into Metheny’s cannon of dense, moving material and deconstructing Pat Metheny’s group arrangements on his seven-string guitar. “To say it was flattering to have John address these tunes is an understatement. I had no idea that it was all leading to this excellent solo guitar recording of my tunes” says Metheny.“Better Days Ahead” will be released next month on April 16th exclusively as a digital download and on streaming services.

To Preorder “Better Days Ahead” and listen to the first single “James” head on over to

If you have any thoughts on this exciting project let me know below.

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    • Hi James and thanks for dropping by 🙂 The album is really nice and I think you’d dig it! A review will be coming in the next few days so be on the lookout 🙂

      Take care and all the best.

      Lyle – Jazz Guitar Life

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