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Studio album by Pat Metheny
Released 1980
Recorded 26–29 May 1980
Genre Jazz, folk jazz
Length 80:25
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Pat Metheny chronology
American Garage
(1980)American Garage1980
As Falls Wichita, so Falls Wichita Falls
(1981)As Falls Wichita, so Falls Wichita Falls1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

80/81 is a double album by jazz artists Pat Metheny, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, and Jack DeJohnette, which was released in 1980.

Metheny toured in the U.S. in fall 1980 with a band including Redman, Haden, and Paul Motian. In the summer of 1981, he toured Europe with the full 80/81 lineup.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Pat Metheny except where noted.

Side I
No. Title Length
1. "Two Folk Songs: 1st" 13:17
2. "Two Folk Songs: 2nd" (Charlie Haden) 7:31
Side II
No. Title Length
1. "80/81" 7:28
2. "The Bat" 5:58
3. "Turnaround" (Ornette Coleman) 7:05
Side III
No. Title Length
1. "Open" (Metheny, Jack DeJohnette, Dewey Redman, Haden, Michael Brecker, Final Theme by Metheny) 14:25
2. "Pretty Scattered" 6:56
Side IV
No. Title Length
1. "Every Day (I Thank You)" 13:16
2. "Goin' Ahead" 3:56



  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S.. Pat Metheny: 80/81 > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 139. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.