Bright Size Life

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Bright Size Life
Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life.jpg
Studio album by
Released1976 (1976)
RecordedDecember 1975
StudioTonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany
GenreJazz, jazz fusion
Length37:06
LabelECM
ProducerManfred Eicher
Pat Metheny chronology
Bright Size Life
(1976)
Watercolors
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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 2005, the first track was included on the Progressions: 100 Years Of Jazz Guitar compilation on Columbia Records; in 2011, the first track was included on the Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology compilation.

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by Pat Metheny, except where noted.

Side one:
No.TitleLength
1."Bright Size Life"4:45
2."Sirabhorn"5:29
3."Unity Village"3:40
4."Missouri Uncompromised"4:21
Total length:17:35
Side two:
No.TitleLength
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
Total length:18:11

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard

Year Chart Position
1976 Billboard Jazz Albums 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Bright Size Life – Pat Metheny | AllMusic". allmusic.com. 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.