Richard Bona/Steve Rodby w/Metheny

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by r_simonini, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. I am seeing the pat metheny group on sunday here in Santa Barbara. Has anyone seen the speaking of now tour with Richard Bona? Does he play any bass or just percussion? I think Rodby is a great player too. I am exited to see him as well.

  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Richard Bona is primarily known for his bass playing.
  3. Yes I know that much but he plays percussion and sings in Pat Metheny's group. Rodby plays bass. However, I have heard that Bona plays bass on a few tunes.

  4. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    I saw them at SMU earlier in the year ,and yes ,Richard does play bass on a couple of tunes. Metheny,Bona, and the current drummer who's name slips my mind (it's not Paul Wertico) do a trio tune where Bona takes a long solo. I was surprised to see him there as I had no idea until the show that Bona was playing w/ Metheny.
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Yeah , I saw the tour earlier in the year in my Home Town - for the vast majority of the show Bona sang, played acoustic guitar and percussion.

    There was the short "Bright Size Life" trio feature - where he played fretless and then right at the end, he played a solo on a "finale" piece where everybody got a solo, using his 5-string fretted bass.

    Steve Rodby played bass throughout - apart from the trio - on electric bass and Double Bass.

    I would have liked to hear more from Bona on bass and was a bit disappointed - but it was still a great gig!!!
  6. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    I saw that tour earlier this year too.
    It was the best Metheny show I've ever seen, and I've seen him several times (Bona was a big plus).
    The drummer was Antonio Sanchez and I thought he was great.
  7. The show was incredible. Richard Bona is an amazing musician. He soloed twiced with a Pensa suhr fretless and a fodera matt garrison model through an epifani 112. Sounded unbelivable. Great Musicianship.