Gary Burton Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra on 180g LP
There was classical music. There was jazz. There even was rock. Then there was one record company that didn’t care. ECM devoted itself to all kinds of music, as long as it was good and helped shape the story of our listening. The label is pleased to reissue seven historical albums, all mastered from the original analog sources on 180 gram vinyl as part of their Re:solutions series. Follow the great arc of music on these early ECM productions, with works for orchestra and improvisers, guitar duo, solo piano, and jazz quartet.
Sounding as fresh today as it did in 1973, Seven Songs places the Gary Burton Quartet in an orchestral context, with the 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 For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra set a new standard for recordings of orchestral jazz.
Gary Burton Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra Track Listing:
1. Nocturne Vulgaire / Arise, Her Eyes
3. By Way Of A Preface
5. The Rain Before It Falls