New Gary Burton Quartet
Friday, Oct 04, 2013 9:30 PM CDT
(8:30 PM Doors)
SPACE, Evanston, IL
Common Ground is the debut release for GARY BURTON on Mack Avenue Records, and on it, the Grammy-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album since 2005, but is also introducing his latest band. Known as the New Gary Burton Quartet, the group is comprised of guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez.While Burton has crossed multiple stylistic borders since he broke into the jazz ranks in the ‘60s, he finds that he often returns to the straight-ahead jazz quartet setting. That’s why Common Ground by the New Gary Burton Quartet is so special to him. “Since my very first group in 1967, I can count maybe three times that one of my groups over the years clicked so perfectly,” he says. “Whenever I start a new group, I often wonder how things will work, to see if the musicians will enjoy playing together and are ready to take the music to a higher level. With the new band, I’m thrilled. It’s proving to be one of the standout bands of my career and has already quickly developed its own identity.”
Read more about the New Gary Burton Quartet here.
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