Monday, January 12, 2015

Gary Burton Quartet in Concert

The final recording by Gary Burton's classic quartet (how about a reunion someday ?) features the vibraphonist/leader, guitarist Larry Coryell, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bob Moses mixing together aspects of rock, country and folk music in their advanced improvisations. The material (by Mike Gibbs, Burton, Coryell and Bob Dylan) is quite strong, and there are some hints of the avant-garde (including "One, Two, 1-2-3-4" and Burton's freely improvised solo piece "Dreams"). All of the influential Burton-Coryell recordings (among the earliest fusion records) are currently difficult to find and are deserving reissue as a box set.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Gary Burton
in Concert


1 Blue Comedy (Gibbs)  9:02
2 The Sunset Bell (Burton)  5:17
3 Lines (Coryell)  3:06
4 Walter L. (Burton)  6:36
5 Wrong Is Right (Coryell)  6:14
6 Dreams (Burton)  5:49
7 I Want You (Dylan)  3:06
8 One, Two, 1-2-3-4 (Burton, Coryell)  10:45


Gary Burton - vb
Larry Coryell - g
Steve Swallow - b
Bobby Moses - dr

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York City ; February 23, 1968


Melanchthon said...

steve said...

Early Burton is very tasty! Thanks for this listen Mel!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

anon'n'on said...

except they couldn't call it reunion,i think he used that one up already..thanks

danair said...

Thanks Mel only had an mp3 of this one,great to upgrade.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You