Gary Burton | Quartet Live – [Concord Jazz, 2009] – Music Review
As music lovers, if you’re like me important factors like time, patience, and money has a tendency to hinder the thought process when it comes to listening too and purchasing music. At some point, as greedy as we are sometimes as music collectors we’re bound to meet music along the way that’s readily available for us as enthusiasts to indulge ourselves in as we navigate through this infinite galaxy of recordings and wonder if it’s worth our time and money?
Recently, a friend and fellow jazz aficionado suggested to me via email to seriously consider posting a article or review referencing the latest album by the legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton. At his request, in a matter of time with few clicks of the mouse I immediately found the Gary Burton’s new project on Concord Jazz appropriately titled “Quartet Live.” As jazz comes and goes, it’s always a pleasure to be invited to listen to creative, thoughtful, complex and engaging music that prompts you to embellish the incredible sounds and artistry displayed by musicians like Gary Burton.
Usually, when artists like Burton sets out to record a new album he assembles a cast of like-minded yet comparable players in order to make things happen accordingly. On this outing, he summoned guitarist Pat Metheny, drummer Antonio Sanchez and bassist Steve Swallow together to utilize their talents to record “Quartet Live.” As you know, from a listener’s point of view with a session like this on hand something great is about to manifest from within this musical gathering. Continue reading