In a new light

You have to admire artists who regularly reinvent themselves. I don't mean in a shallow way, although that can be fun to watch. The many different phases of Madonna, or Taylor Swift, or Neil Young come to mind.

But I mean really digging deep and shifting focus – that's something. I wrote a while back about the saxophonist Joe Lovano doing it. Now here comes a new record by Pat Metheny, with Jason Vieaux and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Metheny tends to take things apart and put them back together in a different way with each new album.

This new one is acoustic music, what I guess you'd call classical guitar, but not exactly that. Anyway, it is well worth a listen.