Jazz guitarists--nice guys? in Artists Posted yesterday at 5:08 AM On 9/2/2021 at 8:02 PM, sgcim said: If you think Pat Metheny is a nice guy, you should read Gary Burton's autobiography "Learning To Listen". He devotes a page to why he fired PM from his band. Tal came down to hear me at a club I was playing at in NY. We went out for breakfast afterwards, and he was the most easy-going, mellow guy you'd ever meet. Not even a hint of egotistic manner about him. Considering he was, at one time, IMHO, the greatest mainstream jazz guitarist living, I could only think that he practiced Zen Buddhism. Tough job assignments. I can imagine! Yes Pat is VERY specific... and I know a few stories about a few things re: what he expects. HOWEVER... two things: He's never been anything but fantastic to me, he actually donated towards my new apartment after the fire, and he and his team sent me a care package of damn near his entire catalog. As for douche guitar players, Joel Fass years ago was not a very nice guy when I dealt with him as you know.