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Guided Tour

The New Gary Burton Quartet

Guided Tour by The New Gary Burton Quartet

Date: August 6, 2013
Label: Mack Avenue Records

Band Listing
Gary Burton, vibraphone
Julian Lage, guitar
Scott Colley, bass
Antonio Sanchez, drums

 

Guided Tour Tracklist

1: play MP3 clip Caminos
2:   The Lookout
3: play MP3 clip Jane Fonda Called Again
4:   Jackalope
5: play MP3 clip Once Upon a Summertime
6:   Sunday’s Uncle
7:   Remembering Tano
8: play MP3 clip Helena
9:   Legacy
10:   Monk Fish

About

GUIDED TOUR features mostly music written by all the members of the band. We have already toured with the new music in Europe (May 2013), and will be touring the USA in September and October.

I think one of the great strengths of The New Gary Burton Quartet is how the individual contributions of the musicians add up to a singular group identity. Even though the music covers a considerable range of stylistic influences, the overall project has a continuity reflecting our group sound and style. Typically, when I plan the repertoire for a new record, I often take the approach of choosing two compositions that I think most capture the vision I have in mind for the project. Then, I look for tunes that compliment either or both of those initial choices. The result is that the overall program tends to feel more like it belongs together. For GUIDED TOUR, the two songs that served as my guideposts were Caminos, by Antonio, and Helena, by Julian.

The early reviews have been over the top. The British jazz reviewers covering both the CD and our live performances in Britain in the spring, showered us with praise and encouragement. I’m hoping for a similar reception from the American press and audiences.

Reviews

It’s one thing to be a virtuoso player, which he is, but quite another to create a whole sonic world with just four musicians. That’s what Burton has been doing consistently for more than 45 years and, as this second album by his newest quartet proves, the sounds just go on getting richer. Every one of these 10 pieces is filled with tonal light and shade, harmonic sparkle and rhythmic subtlety. Burton has found the perfect partner for his own vibraphone playing in the prodigious young guitarist Julian Lage, along with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez.

Dave Gelly, The Observer

On its sophomore offering for Mack Avenue Records, the New Gary Burton Quartet reveals the musical maturity that naturally occurs when a disparate but extremely gifted group of players locks in as a band.… While Guided Tour proves that this band has hit its stride and fires exquisitely on all cylinders, it also reveals, that at age 70, Burton’s fire for pushing his creative edge as a bandleader, and as a soloist, still burns brightly.

Thom Jurek, AllMusic

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Hot House
Hot House (Grammy – Best Improvised Jazz Solo)
Chick Corea & Gary Burton
(2012 Concord Jazz)

Track 2: play MP3 clip Eleanor Rigby
Track 5: play MP3 clip Hot House
Track 10: play MP3 clip Mozart Goes Dancing
Common Ground
The New Gary Burton Quartet
(2011 Mack Avenue Records)

Track 1: play MP3 clip Late Night Sunrise
Track 2: play MP3 clip Never the Same Way
Track 3: play MP3 clip Common Ground
Quartet Live
Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez
(2009 Concord Records)

Track 1: play MP3 clip Sea Journey
Track 2: play MP3 clip Olhos de Gato
Track 3: play MP3 clip Falling Grace
The New Crystal Silence
The New Crystal Silence (Grammy – Best Jazz Instrumental Album)
Chick Corea and Gary Burton
(2008 Concord Records)

Track 1: play MP3 clip Duende
Track 3: play MP3 clip Brasilia
Track 5: play MP3 clip La Fiesta
Next Generation
Next Generation
Gary Burton
(with Julian Lage, Vadim Neselovskyi, Luques Curtis, James Williams)
(2004 Concord Records CCD 2277-2)

Track 1: play MP3 clip Prelude For Vibes
Track 2: play MP3 clip My Romance
Track 4: play MP3 clip Get Up and Go
Track 6: play MP3 clip A Dance For Most of You
Track 8: play MP3 clip Summer Band Camp
Track 9: play MP3 clip Fuga
Track 10: play MP3 clip Clarity
Generations
Generations
Gary Burton
(with Julian Lage, Makoto Ozone, James Genus, Clarence Penn)
(2003 Concord Records CCD 2217-2)

Track 2: play MP3 clip Early
Track 3: play MP3 clip Gorgeous
Track 4: play MP3 clip Wheatland
Track 6: play MP3 clip Syndrome
Track 7: play MP3 clip Test of Time
Track 9: play MP3 clip Ladies in Mercedes
Music Stories
Music Stories (European release only)
Thanos Mikroutsikos and Gary Burton (with Kamerata Orchestra)
(2003 BLUENOTE)
Virtuosi
Virtuosi
Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone
(2002 Concord Records CCD 2105-2)

Track 1: play MP3 clip Tombeau De Couperin I Prelude (Ravel)
Track 6: play MP3 clip Sonata K20 (Scarlatti)
Track 10: play MP3 clip Capriccio II, Opus 76 (Brahms)
:rarum, vol. 4: Selected Recordings
:rarum, Vol. 4: Selected Recordings
Gary Burton
(2002 ECM)
For Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal
For Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal
Gary Burton
(with w/Mulgrew Miller, Makoto Ozone, Danilo Perez, Russell Malone, Christian McBride, John Patitucci, Horacio Hernandez, Lewis Nash, Luis Quintero)
(2001 Concord Records CCD 4941-2)

Track 1: play MP3 clip Move
Track 2: play MP3 clip Midnight Sun
Track 3: play MP3 clip Godchild
Libertango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla
Libertango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla
Gary Burton
(with Pablo Ziegler, Nichols Ledesma, Marcelo Nisenman, Hector Console, Horacio Malvicino, Fernando Suarez Paz)
(2000 Concord Records CCD 4803-2)

Track 1: play MP3 clip Libertango
Track 2: play MP3 clip Invierno Porteño
Like Minds
Like Minds
Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, David Holland
(1998 Concord Records CCD 4803-2)

Track 1: play MP3 clip Question and Answer
Track 6: play MP3 clip Country Roads
Astor Piazzolla Reunion
Astor Piazzolla Reunion: A Tango Excursion
Gary Burton
(with Makoto Ozone, Pablo Ziegler, Nichols Ledesma, Daniel Binelli, Marcelo Nisenman, Hector Console, Horacio Malvicino, Fernando Suarez Paz)
(1998 Concord Records CCD-4793-2)

Track 4: play MP3 clip Caliente
Track 13: play MP3 clip Mi Refugio
Native Sense
Native Sense
Chick Corea and Gary Burton
(1997 Concord Records – Stretch SCD 9014-2)

Track 1: play MP3 clip Native Sense
Track 10: play MP3 clip Rhumbata
Departure
Departure
Gary Burton and Friends
(with Peter Erskine, Fred Hersch, John Scofield and John Patitucci)
(1997 Concord Records CCD-4749-2)

Track 8: play MP3 clip Tossed Salads And Scrambled Eggs
Track 10: play MP3 clip Ecaroh

Keith Jarrett/Alone At Last
Compilation CD
(1997 Atlantic)

Collection
Compilation
(1997 GRP)

Face to Face
Gary Burton (with Makoto Ozone)
(1995 GRP)

It’s Another Day
Gary Burton (with Rebecca Parris, Chuck Loeb, Alan Pasqua, Peter Erskine, Will Lee, Tommy Kamp)
(1994 GRP)

Right Place, Right Time
Gary Burton (with Paul Bley)
(1994 SONOR)

Six Pack
Gary Burton (with B.B. King, John Scofield, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kevin Eubanks, Ralph Towner, Jim Hall, Jack DeJohnette, Mulgrew Miller, Bob Berg, Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Larry Goldings, Steve Swallow)
(1992 GRP)

Benny Rides Again
Gary Burton (with Eddie Daniels, Mulgrew Miller, Peter Erskine, Marc Johnson)
(1992 GRP)

Cool Nights
Gary Burton (with Bob James, Bob Berg, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Peter Erskine, Will Lee)
(1991 GRP)

Reunion
Gary Burton (with Pat Metheny, Mitch Forman, Peter Erskine, Will Lee)
(1989 GRP)

Artist’s Choice
Compilation
(1989 RCA Bluebird label)

Times Like These
Gary Burton (with John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine, Marc Johnson)
(1988 GRP)

Whiz Kids
Gary Burton (with Tommy Smith, Makoto Ozone, Steve Swallow, Mike Hyman)
(1987 ECM)

Works
Compilation
(1987 ECM)

Lyric Suite
Gary Burton (with Chick Corea, string quartet)
(1986 ECM – Reissued 1992)

Gary Burton & Berklee All-Stars
Gary Burton (with Jeff Stout, Bill Pierce, Orville Wright, Larry Monroe, Tommy Campbell, Bruce Gertz)
(1986 JVC)

New Tango
Gary Burton (with Astor Piazzola, Pablo Ziegler, Fernando Suarez Paz, Hector Console, Horacio Malvicino)
(1986 Warner Brothers/Atlantic USA)

Real Life Hits
Gary Burton (with Makoto Ozone, Steve Swallow, Mike Hyman)
(1985 ECM)

Slide Show
Gary Burton (with Ralph Towner)
(1985 ECM)

Live At Cannes
Gary Burton (with Ahmad Jamal trio, French trio)
(1981 ECM)

Zurich Concert (Grammy – Best Jazz Instrumental Performance)
Gary Burton (with Chick Corea)
(1980 ECM)

Picture This
Gary Burton (with Jim Odgren, Steve Swallow, Mike Hyman)
(1980 ECM)

Easy As Pie
Gary Burton (with Jim Odgren, Steve Swallow, Mike Hyman)
(1979 ECM)

Times Square
Gary Burton (with Tiger Okoshi, Steve Swallow, Roy Haynes)
(1978 ECM)

Duet (Grammy – Best Jazz Instrumental Performance)
Gary Burton (with Chick Corea)
(1978 ECM)

Passengers
Gary Burton (with Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Eberhard Weber, Bob Moses)
(1977 ECM)

Dreams So Real
Gary Burton (with Pat Metheny, Mick Goodrick, Bob Moses, Steve Swallow)
(1976 ECM – reissued 2008)

Turn of the Century
Compilation, double album
(1975 Atlantic)

Ring
Gary Burton (with Mick Goodrick, Steve Swallow, Bob Moses, Eberhard Weber)
(1975 ECM)

Matchbook
Gary Burton (with Ralph Towner)
(1974 ECM)

Hotel Hello
Gary Burton (with Steve Swallow)
(1974 ECM)

Seven Songs
Gary Burton (with Mike Gibbs, group & string orchestra)
(1974 ECM)

New Quartet
Gary Burton (with Mick Goodrick, Harry Blazer, Abe LaBoriel)
(1973 ECM)

Crystal Silence
Gary Burton (with Chick Corea)
(1972 ECM – Reissued 1990)

In the Public Interest
Gary Burton (with Michael Gibbs, the Brecker Brothers, Steve Swallow, big band)
(1972 Polydor)

Norwegian Wood
Compilation
(1972 RCA)

Paris Encounter
Gary Burton (with Stephane Grappelli, Steve Swallow, Bill Goodwin)
(1972 Atlantic)

Alone At Last (Grammy – Best Jazz Solo Performance)
Gary Burton
(1971 Atlantic)

Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett
Gary Burton (with Keith Jarrett, Sam Brown, Steve Swallow, Bill Goodwin)
(1971 Atlantic – Reissued 1994, Rhino)

Good Vibes
Gary Burton (with Richard “T”, Jerry Hahn, Eric Gale, Chuck Rainey, Steve Swallow, Bernard Purdie, Bill LaVorgne)
(1970 Atlantic)

Live Concert (Canadian release only )
Gary Burton
(1970 Atlantic – Canada)

Throb
Gary Burton (with Richard Greene, Jerry Hahn, Steve Swallow, Bill Goodwin)
(1969 Atlantic)

Country Roads
Gary Burton (with Jerry Hahn, Roy Haynes, Steve Swallow)
(1969 RCA)

Genuine Tong Funeral
Gary Burton (with Carla Bley, Mike Mantler, Gato Barbieri, Howard Johnson, Steve Swallow, Bob Moses, Larry Coryell, Steve Lacy, Jimmy Knepper)
(1968 RCA)

Carnegie Hall
Gary Burton (with Larry Coryell, Steve Swallow, Bob Moses)
(1968 RCA)

Lofty Fake Anagram
Gary Burton (with Larry Coryell, Steve Swallow, Bob Moses)
(1967 RCA)

Duster
Gary Burton (with Larry Coryell, Steve Swallow, Roy Haynes)
(1967 RCA – reissued 1998, Koch Records)

Tennessee Firebird
Gary Burton (with w/ Chet Atkins, Steve Marcus, Roy Haynes, Steve Swallow, Buddy Speicher, Sonny Osborne, Buddy Osborne, Ray Edenton, Buddy Emmons, Henry Strezleci, Charlie McCoy, Kenneth Buttrey)
(1966 RCA)

The Time Machine
Gary Burton (with Steve Swallow, Larry Bunker)
(1965 RCA)

Groovy Sound of Music
Gary Burton (with Gary MacFarland, Ed Shaunessy, Steve Swallow, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, Joe Puma, string section)
(1964 RCA)

Three in Jazz
Gary Burton (with Jack Sheldon, Monty Budwig, Vernelle Fournier)
(1963 RCA)

Something’s Coming
Gary Burton (with Jim Hall, Chuck Israels, Larry Bunker)
(1963 RCA – reissued 1993, RCA France)

Who is Gary Burton
Gary Burton (Chris Swansen, Phil woods, Bob Brookmeyer, Clark Terry, Joe Morello, John Neves, Tommy Flanagan)
(1962 RCA)

New Vibe Man in Town
Gary Burton (with Joe Morello, Gene Cherico)
(1961 RCA)

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Notable Recordings as a Sideman

Treasure 2002, w/Makoto Ozone
Afterglow Movie Soundtrack/CD, 1998, Mark Isham
Charity of Night 1997, Bruce Cockburn
Symphonic Bossa Nova 1996, Ettore Stratta/Jorge Calandreli
Nobody Else But Me 1996 (recorded 1964), Stan Getz
GRP Big Band Live 1993
Ingenue k.d. lang, 1992
GRP Big Band 1992
GRP Christmas Album 1988
Chick Corea/Gary Burton Tokyo Concert – Pioneer Laserdisc/VHS 1981
Reason to Believe 1967, Tim Harden
Getz/Gilberto #2 1965
Getz au GoGo 1964
Out of the Woods 1963, George Shearing
Brookmeyer & Friends 1964, Stan Getz
Last Date Floyd Cramer, 1960
Jazz Winds From A New Direction Hank Garland, 1960
After the Riot at Newport 1960