Pat Metheny – Bright Size Life (1976) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:58 minutes | Scans included | 1,51 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 790 MB
Pat Metheny’s debut studio album is a good one, a trio date that finds him already laying down the distinctively cottony, slightly withdrawn tone and asymmetrical phrasing that would serve him well through most of the swerves in direction ahead. His original material, all of it lovely, bears the bracing air of his Midwestern upbringing, with titles like “Missouri Uncompromised,” “Midwestern Nights Dream,” and “Omaha Celebration.” There is also a sole harbinger of radical matters way down the road with the inclusion of a loose-jointed treatment of Ornette Coleman’s “Round Trip/Broadway Blues,” proving that Song X did not come from totally out of the blue. Besides being Metheny’s debut, this LP also features one of the earliest recordings of Jaco Pastorius, a fully formed, well-matched contrapuntal force on electric bass, though content to leave the spotlight mostly to Metheny. Bob Moses, who like Metheny played in the Gary Burton Quintet at the time, is the drummer, and he can mix it up, too.
01. Bright Size Life
03. Unity Village
04. Missouri Uncompromised
05. Midwestern Nights Dream
06. Unquity Road
07. Omaha Celebration
08. Round Trip / Broadway Blues
Pat Metheny – 6-string guitar, electric 12-string guitar
Jaco Pastorius – bass
Bob Moses – drums
Produced by Manfred Eicher. Engineered by Martin Wieland.
Recorded in December 1975 at Tonstudio, Bauer, Ludwigsburg.
DSD Remastered by Christoph Stickel in January 2017.
This Japanese SACD released in Japan on March 8, 2017. Tower Records Japan Inc. # PROZ-1089
The image ripped direct and unretouched using an Oppo BDP-105D, Sonore ISO2DSD, and sacd_extract.