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
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 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 A
No. Title Music Length
1. "Lonely Woman" Horace Silver 6:50
2. "Tears Inside" Ornette Coleman 3:50
3. "Humpty Dumpty" Coleman 5:42
4. "Blues for Pat" Charlie Haden 6:06
5. "Rejoicing" Coleman 3:24
Side B
No. Title Music Length
1. "Story from a Stranger" Metheny 5:53
2. "The Calling" Metheny 9:52
3. "Waiting for an Answer" Metheny, Haden 2:16



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