Over the last four decades, guitarist extraordinaire Pat Metheny has morphed through myriad incarnations. His relatively new Unity Group is capable of exploring every direction he's pursued. The band features a jazz-world A-list, with Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, Antonio Sanchez on drums, and Ben Williams on bass. If that's not enough, Metheny recently added multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi to the mix. Carmassi, who comes from Italy, plays woodwinds and brass, guitars, bass, and drums, and is also an excellent singer.
Pat Metheny Unity Group performs Tuesday, November 18, at the Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main Street. 7:30 p.m. $48-$78. 222-5000; rbtl.org.