Rejoicing (album)

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Studio album by Pat Metheny
Released 1984 (1984)
Recorded November 29–30, 1983
Studio Power Station, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 43:53
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Pat Metheny chronology
First Circle
(1984)First Circle1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

Rejoicing is an album by the guitarist Pat Metheny that was released in 1984 by ECM. It features the guitarist in a trio with Charlie Haden on bass and Billy Higgins on drums, playing a mixture of originals and compositions by Ornette Coleman.


Scott Yanow of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars and said, "Throughout this excellent set, Metheny and his sidemen engage in close communication and create memorable and unpredictable music."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side I
1."Lonely Woman" (Horace Silver)6:50
2."Tears Inside" (Ornette Coleman)3:50
3."Humpty Dumpty" (Ornette Coleman)5:42
4."Blues for Pat" (Charlie Haden)6:06
5."Rejoicing" (Ornette Coleman)3:24
Side II
1."Story from a Stranger" (Pat Metheny)5:53
2."The Calling" (Pat Metheny)9:52
3."Waiting for an Answer" (Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden)2:16



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review: Rejoicing accessed 8 May 2011
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 139. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.