Bright Size Life

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Bright Size Life
Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life.jpg
Studio album by Pat Metheny
Released 1976
Recorded December 1975
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg
Genre Jazz, Jazz fusion
Length 37:06
Label ECM
ECM 1073
Producer Manfred Eicher
Pat Metheny chronology
Bright Size Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Bright Size Life is Pat Metheny's debut album, released in 1976 on ECM, when Metheny was only 21. The album features Jaco Pastorius on bass and drummer Bob Moses.

In 2011, the first track was included on the Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology compilation.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Pat Metheny, except noted.

Side I
No. Title Length
1. "Bright Size Life"   4:45
2. "Sirabhorn"   5:29
3. "Unity Village"   3:40
4. "Missouri Uncompromised"   4:21
Side II
No. Title Length
5. "Midwestern Nights Dream"   6:00
6. "Unquity Road"   3:35
7. "Omaha Celebration"   4:18
8. "Round Trip/Broadway Blues" (Ornette Coleman) 4:58



Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
1976 Jazz Albums 28


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Bright Size Life - Pat Metheny | AllMusic". Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 139. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.