Bright Size LightMarch 24, 2021
Today the @librarycongress librarian Carla Hayden named ‘Bright Size Life’ among 25 selections as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage. #NatRecRegistry
“The National Recording Registry will preserve our history through these vibrant recordings of music and voices that have reflected our humanity and shaped our culture from the past 143 years,” Hayden said. “We received about 900 public nominations this year for recordings to add to the registry, and we welcome the public’s input as the Library of Congress and its partners preserve the diverse sounds of history and culture.”
The recordings most recently selected for the National Recording Registry bring the number of titles on the registry to 575, representing a small portion of the national library’s vast recorded sound collection of nearly 3 million items.
I have my brother Al Nitka to thank for introducing me to Pat Metheny who I’ve listened to ever since. This album came out in March, 1976 - right before I graduated college. I think it wasn’t until Winter of ‘76 that I went to a concert of his in Denver with Al. I thought that Metheny was European because his label ECM is German. It took a few years before I realized that he’s from Missouri ! Here is a clip from Beyond the Missouri Sky - a real gem