Watercolors (album)

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Pat Metheny - Watercolours.jpg
Studio album by Pat Metheny
Released 1977
Recorded February 1977
Genre Jazz, jazz fusion
Length 41:48
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Pat Metheny chronology
Bright Size Life
Pat Metheny Group
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Watercolors is Pat Metheny's second album, released in 1977.

The AllMusic review by Richard S. Ginell awards the album 4 stars and states: "Metheny's softly focused, asymmetrical guitar style, with echoes of apparent influences as disparate as Jim Hall, George Benson, Jerry Garcia, and various country guitarists, is quite distinctive even at this early juncture. Metheny's long-running partnership with keyboardist Lyle Mays also begins here, with Mays mostly on acoustic piano but also providing a few mild synthesizer washes."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Pat Metheny.

Side I
No. Title Length
1. "Watercolors" 6:28
2. "Icefire" 6:07
3. "Oasis" 4:02
4. "Lakes" 4:43
Side II
No. Title Length
1. "River Quay" 4:56
2. "Suite: I. Florida Greeting Song" 2:30
3. "Suite: II. Legend of the Fountain" 2:28
4. "Sea Song" 10:18




Year Chart Position
1977 Jazz Albums 28


  1. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. Allmusic Review: Watercolors accessed 09 May 2011
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 138. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.