Saturday, October 1, 2016

Gary Burton with Eberhard Weber - Passengers

Guitarist Pat Metheny was a member of vibraphonist Gary Burton's group from 1974-1976, but although he had recorded with Burton twice previously, both of those dates also included guitarist Mick Goodrick. This particular set puts more of a focus on Metheny in a quintet that also includes drummer Danny Gottlieb and both Steve Swallow and Eberhard Weber on basses. Metheny contributed three of the six selections, which are joined by a song apiece from Swallow, Weber, and Chick Corea ("Sea Journey"). Although none of the individual songs caught on, the attractive sound of the post-bop unit and an opportunity to hear Pat Metheny in his formative period make this a CD reissue worth exploring.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Gary Burton
Eberhard Weber


1 Sea Journey (Chick Corea)  9:19
2 Nacada (Metheny)  4:15
3 The Whopper (Metheny)  5:33
4 B & G (Midwestern Night Dreams) (Metheny)  8:27
5 Yellow Fields (Weber)  7:03
6 Claude And Betty (Swallow)  6:16


Gary Burton - vb
Pat Metheny - g
Steve Swallow - b g
Eberhard Weber - b
Dan Gottlieb - dr 

Recorded at Talent Studio, Oslo ; November, 1976


Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks Melanchthon!

adakun said...

Grandes músicos, en el 2009 vuelve a ofrecernos con este quartet (bueno cambia A. Sanchez en percusión)con el disco en directo "Quartet Live" algunos temas que aquí desarrolla. Muchas gracias como siempre por todo.

Barron said...

This has been a favorite of mine for many years. Thanks.

Gustavo said...

Sr. Melanchthon
Gracias por su excelente blog que difunde gran música. Disculpe mi ignoracia desconozco el passward para descomprimir los archivos.
Me lo puede pasar.

Gustavo, de Argentina.

Rick said...

Metheny's probably my favorite jazz guitarist, but I haven't listened to his early years. Thanks Mel.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

A Little Parallelogram of Sky said...

Thanks! What a gorgeous album!

Melanchthon said...

Gaetano Bevilacqua said...

Grazie mille!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Leonid Ostapenko said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon!

furnguy said...


Fred Archtop said...

Many thanks Mel.

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

this does sound interesting, thank you.

Kovina Kris said...

Right up my alley. Thank you!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You