CD: GARY BURTON / SEVEN SONGS FOR QUARTET AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Gary Burton - Vibraphone
Michael Goodrick - Guitar
Steve Swallow - Bass
Ted Seibs - Drums
Members of the NDR-Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg
- NOCTURNE VULGAIRE / ARISE, HER EYES - (Steve Swallow, Michael Gibbs)
- THROB - (Michael Gibbs)
- BY WAY OF A PREFACE - (Michael Gibbs)
- PHASES - (Michael Gibbs)
- THE RAIN BEFORE IT FALLS - (Michael Gibbs)
- THREE - (Michael Gibbs)
Sounding as fresh today as it did in 1973, Seven Songs places the Gary Burton Quartet in an orchestral context, with compositions of Michael Gibbs – inspired by Messiaen and Charles Ives as well as Miles and Gil Evans – and exceptional soloing by Mick Goodrick, Steve Swallow and Burton himself.
The production is exemplary: Seven Songs set a new standard for recordings of orchestral jazz.