Bright Size Life

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Bright Size Life
Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life.jpg
Studio album by Pat Metheny
Released 1976 (1976)
Recorded December 1975
Studio Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Genre Jazz, jazz fusion
Length 37:06
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Pat Metheny chronology
Bright Size Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

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

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

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Pat Metheny, except where noted.

Side I
1."Bright Size Life"4:45
3."Unity Village"3:40
4."Missouri Uncompromised"4:21
Side II
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




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., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 139. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.