Some people never get past the hair but for those who take a good listen Pat Metheny is easily the most talented composer and guitarist in modern jazz. If you’ve never heard his music I would immediately recommend getting Still Life (Talking) as this is a very accessable (musicallly speaking) recording. His live shows are also a real treat, especially when its the whole Pat Metheny Group. I last saw the whole group outside of Venice, Italy at a super outdoor Palldian estate for an unforgettable summer night. Check out his website where you can also click on Pat Metheny Radio for agood sampling of 15 or so tunes.