It is a good year ago that Pat Metheny with Chris Potter (Sax), Antonio Sanchez (drums) and Ben Williams (bass) called a band to life, the tenor saxophone exhibited for the first time since 1980 in the foreground. The Unity Band saw to it that the virtuoso guitarist not only brought fresh wind, but also his 20th Was able to receive Grammy! With multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi Metheny has the exciting lineup now complemented by another member having a greater dimension to the sound of the group - and deserves a new name. Pat Metheny did the obvious and christened the band Unity Group. "the heart of the quartet, so Chris, Ben, Antonio and I played in the publication of our Unity Band album than 100 concerts," said Metheny about the origin of Unity Group . "During this time, this band one of the rare musicians combinations whose whole is much greater than the sum of their parts: They grew in all directions, and that just called for expansion and further deepening. Simultaneously I felt the urge for a more luxuriant and orchestrated concept that goes beyond the sonic boundaries of a quartet. But I wanted the energy, focus and intensity obtained, which had reached the band. I wanted to bring it on. So if the first album of Unity Band was a kind of black-and-white documentary about four musicians playing together in the studio, the new album is more of a Technicolor IMAX version which kept what the band could be - but with this hard core, which is in the middle of everything. " This album combines everything that makes up the cosmos Metheny and connects finally back many elements of the legendary Pat Metehny Group!