Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gary Burton - 1967 - Lofty Fake Anagram

Gary Burton 
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01. June The 15, 1967 4:50
02. Feelings And Things 4:05
03. Fleurette Africaine 3:36
04. I'm Your Pal 3:03
05. Lines 3:10
06. The Beach 3:41
07. Mother Of The Dead Man 4:37
08. Good Citizen Swallow 5:34
09. General Mojo Cuts Up 4:36

Bass – Steve Swallow
Drums – Bobby Moses
Engineer – Ray Hall, Richie Schmitt
Guitar – Larry Coryell
Producer – Brad McCuen, Darol Rice
Vibraphone – Gary Burton

Recorded at RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, CA on August 15, 1967 - August 17, 1967.

The second recording of guitarist Larry Coryell as part of the Gary Burton Quartet (which included the vibraphonist/leader, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bobby Moses) is more memorable for the sound of the group than for any of the eight originals by Burton, Swallow, Carla Bley or Michael Gibbs. In fact, the closest piece to a "standard," Duke Ellington's then-recent "Fleurette Africaine," has the catchiest melody. But it is the interplay between Burton and the rockish Coryell in this early fusion group (predating Miles Davis' Bitches Brew by two years) that makes this session most notable.

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