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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
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
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.