Pat Metheny discography

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This is a discography of works by Pat Metheny.

Solo recordings[edit]

Title Release date Record label Notes
New Chautauqua April 1979 ECM
Zero Tolerance for Silence 1994 Geffen
Passaggio per il paradiso 1996 Geffen Soundtrack
One Quiet Night May 13, 2003 Warner Bros.
Orchestrion January 26, 2010 Nonesuch
What's It All About June 14, 2011 Nonesuch UK chart peak: #164[1]
The Orchestrion Project August 27, 2012 Nonesuch



Title Release date Record label Notes
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls 1981 ECM with Lyle Mays (accompanied by Naná Vasconcelos)
I Can See Your House from Here 1994 Blue Note with John Scofield (accompanied by Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart)
Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short Stories) 1997 Verve with Charlie Haden
Jim Hall & Pat Metheny 1999 Telarc with Jim Hall
Song X : Twentieth Anniversary 2005 Geffen with Ornette Coleman including 6 unreleased recordings from the original sessions
Metheny/Mehldau 2006 Nonesuch with Brad Mehldau (accompanied by Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard)
Metheny Mehldau Quartet 2007 Nonesuch with Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, and Jeff Ballard


Title Release date Record label Notes
Bright Size Life 1976 ECM with Jaco Pastorius and Bob Moses
Rejoicing 1984 ECM with Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins
Question and Answer 1990 Geffen Records with Dave Holland and Roy Haynes
Trio 99 → 00 2000 Warner Bros with Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier; commonly titled as "Trio 99 > 00"
Trio → Live 2000 Warner Bros with Bill Stewart & Larry Grenadier
Day Trip 2008 Nonesuch Records with Antonio Sanchez & Christian McBride
Tokyo Day Trip 2008 Nonesuch Records with Antonio Sanchez & Christian McBride (live)


Title Release date Record label Notes
Jaco 1974 Improvising Artists Jaco Pastorius album with Paul Bley and Bruce Ditmas
Watercolors 1977 ECM Pat leads. With Lyle Mays, Eberhard Weber, and Danny Gottlieb
80/81 1980 ECM Pat leads. With Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, and Jack DeJohnette
Shadows and Light 1980 Asylum Joni Mitchell (album also features Lyle Mays, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker and Don Alias)
The Song Is You 1981 Chick Corea leads with Anthony Braxton, Jack DeJohnette, Lee Konitz, Miroslav Vitous
Contemplacion 1985 DBN Pedro Aznar album with Lyle Mays and Dan Gottlieb
Encontros E Despedidas 1985 Polygram Int'l Milton Nascimento album. Pat plays only on "Vidro e Corte" ("Glass and Cut").
Song X 1986 Geffen Records with Ornette Coleman, Denardo Coleman, Jack DeJohnette, and Charlie Haden
Story Of Moses 1986 Bob Moses album with Tiger Okoshi, Stan Strickland, and Leo Quintero, and Jerome Harris
Day In-Night Out 1986 Impulse! Mike Metheny album.
Michael Brecker 1987 Impulse! Michael Brecker album with Kenny Kirkland, Charlie Haden and Jack DeJohnette
Electric Counterpoint 1989 Nonesuch Steve Reich album
Reunion 1989 GRP Gary Burton album with Will Lee, Peter Erskine and Mitchel Forman
Parallel Realities 1990 Mca Jack DeJohnette album with Herbie Hancock
Secret Story 1992 Geffen Records RIAA: Gold - with Lyle Mays, Armando Marcal, Steve Rodby, Paul Wertico, Charlie Haden
Till We Have Faces 1992 JMT Polydor Gary Thomas (saxophones) album with Tim Murphy (piano), Anthony Cox (bass), Ed Howard (bass), Terri Lyne Carrington (drums), Steve Moss (percussion)
Flower Hour - Parallel Realities Live... 1992 Beech Master / Jazz Door Live with Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock & Dave Holland
Wish 1993 Warner Bros / Wea Joshua Redman album with Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins
The Yin And The Yout 1993 Intuition Paul Wertico album. Guitar on "Don't Look Back" only
Parallel Realities Live... 1993 Jazz Door recorded live at the Mellon Jazz Festival, June 23, 1990, Philadelphia, PA, with Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock and Dave Holland
Dream Teams 1994 Bugsy Records with Sonny Rollins Trio
Blues For Pat - Live In San Francisco 1995 Jazz Door The Joshua Redman Quartet album with Christian McBride & Billy Higgins
The Sign of 4 1996 Knitting Factory Works with Derek Bailey, Gregg Bendian, and Paul Wertico
Pursuance 1996 Warner Bros / Wea Kenny Garrett album with Brian Blade, and Rodney Whitaker
Like Minds 1998 Concord Records Gary Burton album with Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, and Dave Holland
The Sound of Summer Running 1998 Verve Records Marc Johnson album with Bill Frisell, & Joey Baron
The Elements: Water 1998 Arkadia Jazz Dave Liebman album with Billy Hart, and Cecil McBee
Simply Said 1999 Warner Brothers Records Kenny Garrett album. Pat plays electric & acoustic guitars on "Sounds Like Winter" & "Simply Said"
Time Is of the Essence 1999 Polygram Records Michael Brecker album. Pat plays guitar on every track and wrote 2 tunes: "Timeline" and "As I Am"
Move To The Groove 2000 West Wind with The Heath Brothers + Ralph Towner & Charlie Haden. Not an approved release
A Sassy Samba 2000 Past Perfect / Silver Line with The Heath Brothers
Parallel Universe 2001 TKO Magnum Music with The Heath Brothers
Luminescence: Kool Jazz At Midem (1983) 2001 TKO Magnum Meteor, U.K. with The Heath Brothers, Dave Brubeck, Bill Smith & B.B. King Orchestra
Nocturne 2001 Umvd Labels Charlie Haden album. Pat plays acoustic guitar on track 2, "Noche de Ronda (Night of Wandering)"
Reverence 2001 Sony Music Richard Bona. Pat plays on track number 6
Upojenie 2002 Warner Music Poland / Nonesuch with the Polish jazz vocalist Anna Maria Jopek
Portrait of Jaco: The Early Years, 1968-1978 2003 Holiday Park Records Interview and live performance with Jaco Pastorius (b) & Bob Moses (dr)
Morente sueña la Alhambra 2005 Enrique Morente album, renowned Spanish flamenco singer.
Metheny/Mehldau 2006 Nonesuch Records Duet with Brad Mehldau
Metheny Mehldau Quartet 2007 Nonesuch Records with Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, and Jeff Ballard
The Montreal Tapes (with Pat Metheny & Jack DeJohnette) 2007 Not On Label Charlie Haden album with Pat Metheny & Jack DeJohnette
Pilgrimage 2007 Heads Up Michael Brecker album with Brad Mehldau, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, and Jack DeJohnette
Unity Band 2012 Nonesuch Records with Chris Potter, Ben Williams, and Antonio Sanchez
Tap: Book of Angels Volume 20 2013 Tzadik Records/Nonesuch Records with Antonio Sánchez - composed by John Zorn
Kin (←→) 2014 Nonesuch Records with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, and Giulio Carmassi

With Vocalists[edit]

Title Release date Record label Leading artist
Shadows and Light 1980 Elektra / Asylum Joni Mitchell
Tell Me Where You're Going 1990 EMI / Lifetime Silje Nergaard
Noa 1994 Geffen Achinoam Nini
Dreams 1998 Heads Up Philip Bailey
Traveling Miles 1999 Blue Note Cassandra Wilson
Upojenie 2002 Warner Poland Anna Maria Jopek
La Noche Mas Larga 2013 Warner Music Latina Concha Buika

Symphonic projects and soundtracks[edit]

Title Release date Record label Notes
The Search for Solutions 1979
Under Fire 1983 Film Score Monthly with Jerry Goldsmith
Fandango 1984 with Lyle Mays & Naná Vasconcelos (on "September 15th" and "It's For You") and with Pat Metheny Group (on "Farmer's Trust"). The soundtrack was never released.
The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 EMI - Manhattan with Pat Metheny Group
Toys 1992 Geffen Records (on "Let Joy And Innocence Prevail")
Passaggio per il paradiso 1996 Geffen Records
Babe: Pig in the City 1998 Geffen Records with E.G. Daily (on "A Heart That's True")
A Map of the World 1999 Warner Bros
Mourning Becomes Electra 2009 New Group Theater off-Broadway production

With the Pat Metheny Group[edit]

Main article: Pat Metheny Group
Title Release date Record label Notes
Pat Metheny Group 1978 ECM
American Garage 1979 ECM
Offramp 1982 ECM
Travels 1983 ECM
First Circle 1984 ECM
The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 EMI - Manhattan Soundtrack
Still Life (Talking) 1987 Geffen Records RIAA: Gold
Letter from Home 1989 Geffen Records RIAA: Gold
The Road to You 1993 Geffen Records
We Live Here 1995 Geffen Records
Quartet 1996 Geffen Records
Imaginary Day 1997 Warner Bros. Records
Speaking of Now 2002 Warner Bros. Records
The Way Up 2005 Nonesuch Records


Title Release date Record label
Works 1984 ECM
Works II 1988 ECM
Selected Recordings :rarum IX 2004 ECM

As a member of various Gary Burton projects[edit]

  • Gary Burton: Ring (ECM, 1974)
  • Gary Burton Quintet: Dreams So Real (ECM, 1975)
  • Gary Burton Quartet with Eberhard Weber: Passengers (ECM, 1976)
  • Gary Burton: Reunion (1990)
  • Burton Corea Metheny Haynes Holland : Like Minds (1998)
  • Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez : Quartet Live (2009)

Other contributions[edit]


  1. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 2.07.2011 (wk25)". Retrieved 2012-08-22.