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Gary Burton Quartet Drops Album, Announces Tour Dates

Gary Burton Quartet Revisited

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.

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

June 20, 2009

Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

June 21, 2009

Count Basie Theatre

Red Bank NJ

June 23, 2009

Rams Head on Stage

Annapolis, MD

June 24, 2009

Keswick Theatre

Glenside, PA

June 25, 2009

Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, CT

June 26, 2009

Montreal Jazz Festival

Montreal, QC, Canada

June 27, 2009

Feihofers Jazz Festival

Saratoga, NY

June 28, 2009

Ottowa Jazz Fest

Ottowa, ON, Canada

June 29, 2009

Toronto Jazz Festival

Toronto, ON, Canada

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