Gary Burton

Gary Burton Quartet - Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra (1974/2014) [24/96]

Gary Burton Quartet - Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra: Music by Michael Gibbs (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:23 minutes | 730 MB
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Sounding as fresh today as it did in 1973, Seven Songs places the Gary Burton Quartet in an orchestral context, with compositions of Michael Gibbs inspired by Messiaen and Charles Ives as well as Miles and Gil Evans and exceptional soloing by Mick Goodrick, Steve Swallow and Burton himself. The production is exemplary: Seven Songs set a new standard for recordings of orchestral jazz.
Gary Burton - Country Roads & Other Places (1969) {RCA-Koch Jazz rel 1998}

Gary Burton - Country Roads & Other Places (1969) {RCA-Koch Jazz rel 1998}
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© 1969, 1998 RCA / BMG / Koch Jazz | KOC CD 7854
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

With longtime bassist Steve Swallow, the return of drummer Roy Haynes, and the debut of guitarist Jerry Hahn, Gary Burton's second quartet continued his open-minded policy toward other styles of music. In addition to both melodic and advanced jazz, Burton incorporates elements of country, rock, pop and even classical music on this fairly rare LP, Country Roads and Other Places. Whether it be a "Ravel Prelude," "Wichita Breakdown" or "My Foolish Heart," the music is full of logical surprises that foreshadow the eclectic nature of much of '80s and '90s jazz.

Gary Burton & Friends - Departure (1997)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 19, 2016
Gary Burton & Friends - Departure (1997)

Gary Burton & Friends - Departure (1997)
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Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Concord Jazz #CCD-4749-2

For his first album for the Concord jazz imprint, vibraphonist Gary Burton goes back: back to some of the most enduring compositions in the jazz lexicon, constructing the program on Departure completely from jazz standards, except for "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs" (the theme from the television show Frasier). Along with guitarist John Scofield, drummer Peter Erskine, pianist Fred Hersch, and bassist John Patitucci, Burton also returns here to the quicksilver, porcelain sound of the George Shearing quintet, Burton's first job after graduating from the Berklee College of Music…
Gary Burton - Something's Coming! (1963) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 83}

Gary Burton - Something's Coming! (1963) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 83}
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© 1963, 2015 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 83
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. The excitement on the cover here is very well-placed – and RCA clearly knows they've got something special on their hands – the launch of vibist Gary Burton as a leader – a force in jazz that would continue strongly for decades to come! At the time of the record, Burton had already been making waves as a session player on the Nashville scene – where RCA had some especially strong ears – but he's launched here in a mode that's quite far from those roots, and already filled with those modern, chromatic modes that would have Burton pushing the sound of the vibes forward strongly throughout his career – even on an early record like this! The group is very like-minded, and well-chosen – players who are spacious and modern, but never too much so – a quartet with Jim Hall on guitar, Chuck Israels on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums.
The New Gary Burton Quartet - Guided Tour (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The New Gary Burton Quartet - Guided Tour (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:52 minutes | 1,49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On Guided Tour, jazz's most innovative and accomplished vibraphonist proves that The New Gary Burton Quartet which he premiered last summer on his Mack Avenue debut, Common Ground was no one-trick pony. Featuring the prodigal guitar genius Julian Lage as well as two veterans, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez, Guided Tour provides a road map to one of the most dynamic bands on the scene today. On Guided Tour, Burton sought out original material from all the group's members (as he did with Common Ground), illuminating their wide range of cross-cultural musical styles. The program includes Legacy a haunting ballad written by Scott Colley to honor his recently deceased father and the two Antonio Sanchez pieces that bookend the disc: the splashy Latin-themed opener, Caminos, featuring solos from only the percussion instruments (drums and vibes); and Monk Fish, a romp on familiar chords infused with the wry humor found in the music of bop-era pianist Thelonious Monk.
The New Gary Burton Quartet - Common Ground (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The New Gary Burton Quartet - Common Ground (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:02 minutes | 1,37 GB
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On Gary Burton's debut release on Mack Avenue Records Common Ground, the Grammy-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album since 2005, but is also introducing his latest band. Well-known throughout his five-decade career for his quartets (beginning with his 1967 group featuring Larry Coryell, Roy Haynes and Steve Swallow), Burton is returning to the configuration for the first time since the mid 90s. He expresses great enthusiasm for the new band's alchemy. I've always liked the vibraphone-guitar sound, says Burton, whose masterful vibes glisten throughout Common Ground. It's something that I discovered when Nashville country guitarist Hank Garland invited me in the 60s to record with him. The sound of the two instruments together has an ideal timbre and coolness.
Gary Burton - Tennessee Firebird (1966) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4217}

Gary Burton - Tennessee Firebird (1966) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4217}
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© 1966, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4217
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Vibes

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. While the concept of "jazz-rock" was in its embryonic stages, Burton was experimenting with a style combining jazz improvisation with rock energy and rhythms. This 1967 session added another ingredient to the musical mix: country and bluegrass sensibility. Burton used Nashville session players like bassist/harmonica player Charlie McCoy, the great Chet Atkins, fiddler Buddy Spicher, and pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons. The results were impressive and artistically intriguing; the country players provided a loose, loping feel, while Burton's solos were smooth and delicate but forceful enough to hold the distinct styles together.

Gary Burton & Friends - Six Pack (1992) {GRP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 29, 2015
Gary Burton & Friends - Six Pack (1992) {GRP}

Gary Burton & Friends - Six Pack (1992) {GRP}
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Genre: Fusion

Gary Burton's peculiar connection and affinity for great guitarists is a proven historical fact, as he has been responsible for bringing such fantastic musicians to the world stage as Larry Coryell and Pat Metheny. On Six Pack, he joins with six different six-stringers for some decidedly varied modern jazz. Kurt Rosenwinkel makes like Metheny on the first track, the up-tempo Mitch Forman composition "Anthem." Any predictability to the song disappears in the presence of the rhythm section of Jack DeJohnette, Steve Swallow, and Mulgrew Miller. One doesn't generally think of the vibes as a blues instrument, and to be fair, it's really not, but Burton gives it the old college try on the title track, where his vibes intersect surprisingly well with Bob Berg's tenor sax and B.B. King's guitar.

Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Crystal Silence (1973) {ECM 1024}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 30, 2015
Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Crystal Silence (1973) {ECM 1024}

Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Crystal Silence (1973) {ECM 1024}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

For Crystal Silence, the first of several partnerships between Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton in the 1970s, the two musicians selected an interesting array of material. The compositions on this record are all modern ones, either by Steve Swallow, Mike Gibbs, or Corea himself. It is a mostly down-tempo affair, which allows each player to stretch out and play highly melodic solos over the often difficult changes. In keeping with most ECM releases, there is a distinct presence of European elements to the improvisations. There are few overt blues or bebop phrases, Corea and Burton opting instead for modern melodies to fuel their improvisations. Burton has managed to internalize the Spanish and modal implications of Corea's tunes with little difficulty, and solos with joyful ease through such tracks as "Seсor Mouse."

Gary Burton - Times Like These (1988) {GRP D9569}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 11, 2015
Gary Burton - Times Like These (1988) {GRP D9569}

Gary Burton - Times Like These (1988) {GRP D9569}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

For his GRP debut, vibraphonist Gary Burton reunited with his alumnus, guitarist John Scofield, interacted with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Peter Erskine, and welcomed guest tenor Michael Brecker to two of the eight selections. Performing originals by Makoto Ozone, Vince Mendoza, Jay Leonhart ("Robert Frost"), Chick Corea and Scofield, plus his own "Was It So Long Ago," Burton sounds fine on the diverse material. Since John Scofield had not had an opportunity to record with the vibraphonist during his year with Burton's Quartet more than a decade earlier, this fine set made up for lost time.