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ECM Reissues Pat Metheny’s Bright Size Life on Vinyl



Pat Metheny’s Bright Size Life on Vinyl will be available August 2, 2024, in celebration of Metheny’s 70th Birthday

The Luminessence series is a kaleidoscope, shedding light on the jewels of the label’s deep catalog in elegant, high-quality editions. The hallmarks of the series: original and evocative music, imaginatively played and sensitively produced. The recordings underline the scope and variety of ECM’s world of sound and the LPs are presented in different formats.

Pat Metheny had debuted at ECM as a member of Gary Burton’s band on the album Ring in 1974, but Bright Size Life, his first studio recording as a leader, was the album that decisively put him on the map as a bright new force, with something fresh to say in the context of contemporary jazz. Recorded in Ludwigsburg in December 1975, and produced by Manfred Eicher, the album featured Metheny’s regular touring band of the day, with Bob Moses on drums and the virtuosic but then largely unknown Jaco Pastorius on bass guitar.    

Pat Metheny | Bright Size Life | ECM 1073 Release LP: August 2, 2024

Pat Metheny | 6-string guitar, electric 12-string guitar

Jaco Pastorius | bass

Bob Moses | drums

Recorded: December 1975, Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg

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