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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.

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