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Bright Size Life

Pat Metheny

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For a first attempt, it's a masterstroke! Released in 1976, Bright Size Life was Pat Metheny's first record as a leader. Just 21 years old, the American guitarist already showed a real maturity as a virtuosic composer and performer. He joined forces with Jaco Pastorius on bass and Bob Moses on a flexible and dynamic drum kit. These ideal accomplices allowed him to develop what would later become his trademark sound: a fluid and often lyrical style. The wide, open spaces of his native Midwest were reflected in his guitar playing as well as in the track titles (Missouri Uncompromised, Midwestern Nights Dream and Omaha Celebration). A great wisdom emerged from this clear and beautiful album (Jim Hall's influence is evident) which closes with Round Trip/Broadway Blues, an unexpected medley of two pieces by Ornette Coleman, one of Metheny's idols, with whom he would go on to record Song X ten years later. But underneath this calm surface, this young virtuoso wanted to change the world. He explained this in an interview with Just Jazz Guitar in 2001: “Even though Bright Size Life may not sound like it, we were pissed off. That album is a very strong political statement from us on how we felt about what our instruments needed to do to remain relevant in jazz. Listening to it now, with 25 years of perspective, I think our message got across, I believe we did change things. That album was a manifesto of some very specific things that we felt strongly about, in terms of harmony, in terms of interaction, in terms of the sound of the instruments. You have to listen to that album to hear where we were at that time.” © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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Bright Size Life
00:04:52

Pat Metheny, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - JACO PASTORIUS, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Bob Moses, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Wieland, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 ECM Records GmbH

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Sirabhorn
00:05:29

Pat Metheny, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - JACO PASTORIUS, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Bob Moses, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Wieland, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 ECM Records GmbH

3
Unity Village
00:03:40

Pat Metheny, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - JACO PASTORIUS, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Bob Moses, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Wieland, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 ECM Records GmbH

4
Missouri Uncompromised
00:04:20

Pat Metheny, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - JACO PASTORIUS, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Bob Moses, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Wieland, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 ECM Records GmbH

5
Midwestern Nights Dream
00:06:00

Pat Metheny, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - JACO PASTORIUS, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Bob Moses, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Wieland, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 ECM Records GmbH

6
Unquity Road
00:03:35

Pat Metheny, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - JACO PASTORIUS, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Bob Moses, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Wieland, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 ECM Records GmbH

7
Omaha Celebration
00:04:19

Pat Metheny, Composer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - JACO PASTORIUS, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Bob Moses, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Wieland, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 ECM Records GmbH

8
Round Trip / Broadway Blues
00:04:58

Pat Metheny, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ornette Coleman, Composer - JACO PASTORIUS, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Bob Moses, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Wieland, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 ECM Records GmbH

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For a first attempt, it's a masterstroke! Released in 1976, Bright Size Life was Pat Metheny's first record as a leader. Just 21 years old, the American guitarist already showed a real maturity as a virtuosic composer and performer. He joined forces with Jaco Pastorius on bass and Bob Moses on a flexible and dynamic drum kit. These ideal accomplices allowed him to develop what would later become his trademark sound: a fluid and often lyrical style. The wide, open spaces of his native Midwest were reflected in his guitar playing as well as in the track titles (Missouri Uncompromised, Midwestern Nights Dream and Omaha Celebration). A great wisdom emerged from this clear and beautiful album (Jim Hall's influence is evident) which closes with Round Trip/Broadway Blues, an unexpected medley of two pieces by Ornette Coleman, one of Metheny's idols, with whom he would go on to record Song X ten years later. But underneath this calm surface, this young virtuoso wanted to change the world. He explained this in an interview with Just Jazz Guitar in 2001: “Even though Bright Size Life may not sound like it, we were pissed off. That album is a very strong political statement from us on how we felt about what our instruments needed to do to remain relevant in jazz. Listening to it now, with 25 years of perspective, I think our message got across, I believe we did change things. That album was a manifesto of some very specific things that we felt strongly about, in terms of harmony, in terms of interaction, in terms of the sound of the instruments. You have to listen to that album to hear where we were at that time.” © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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