05/26/09

Gary Burton Quartet Drops Album, Announces Tour Dates

Quartet Live, an inspired Concord release by a new incarnation of the Gary Burton Quartet, hit stores today. The album, recorded over two nights at Yoshi’s Oakland in 2007, returns vibraphonist Burton to his singular brand of jazz-rock, which leans less on volume and hubris than on postbop, seamless interplay and a chamber-ish temperament. The album features two historic Burton foils, guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist Steve Swallow, and a newcomer, Metheny drummer Antonio Sanchez. Repertoire includes compositions by Burton contemporaries Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and Carla Bley.

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Gary Burton Quartet Revisited

The band—billed as the Gary Burton Quartet Revisited—is hitting the road to support the record this summer. Dates and links are below.

June 19, 2009
Calvin Theatre
Northampton, MA
iheg.com

June 20, 2009
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
berklee.edu

June 21, 2009
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank NJ
countbasietheatre.org

June 23, 2009
Rams Head on Stage
Annapolis, MD
ramsheadtavern.com

June 24, 2009
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA
keswicktheatre.com

June 25, 2009
Ridgefield Playhouse
Ridgefield, CT
ridgefieldplayhouse.org

June 26, 2009
Montreal Jazz Festival
Montreal, QC, Canada
montrealjazzfest.com

June 27, 2009
Feihofers Jazz Festival
Saratoga, NY
spac.org

June 28, 2009
Ottowa Jazz Fest
Ottowa, ON, Canada
ottawajazzfestival.com

June 29, 2009
Toronto Jazz Festival
Toronto, ON, Canada
tojazz.com

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