by Arturo Mora, mid-June 2003 for tomajazz
On mid-June 2005 the Pat Metheny Group was in the middle of the European leg of their The Way Up world tour. Arturo Mora had the chance to talk to Pat Metheny while the guitarrist was in Nice (France). Hereís the transcription of the interview Pat gave to Tomajazz.
Arturo Mora: First of all, what about your illness? I heard you had a problem in an ear.
Pat Metheny: Yes, I had a kind of ear infection thing that has been aggravated by flying. Itís not bad, itís just that anytime I go flying it gets really worse, so Iím trying to not fly. Thatís kind of what itís about and thatís why I couldnít come now.
Arturo Mora: OK, but itís not affecting you playing.
Pat Metheny: If I donít watch it it can affect my playing a little bit. Itís actually something I had to deal with for a long, long time. I had an ear problem when I was a kid. Itís not a big deal. Thatís what prevented me from coming to Barcelona, but Iím glad with you talking at the phone.
Arturo Mora: I hope you recover soon.
Pat Metheny: Thank you.
© 2005 Arturo Mora Rioja (Tomajazz)
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