Gary Burton Quartet – Easy as Pie {ECM}_24bit96kHz

Gary Burton Quartet – Easy as Pie {ECM}_24bit96kHz

Post-Bop, Vibraphone

24bit/96kHz, FLAC tracks, Artwork (web)

0,97 GB.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Although best known for leading quartets that feature top young guitarists (his alumni include Larry Coryell, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield), vibraphonist Gary Burton has actually headed different types of combos since at least 1978. On this ECM date, Burton is joined by altoist Jim Odgren, longtime bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Mike Hyman.

The repertoire is stronger and less introverted than usual, featuring songs by Chick Corea, Mick Goodrick, Carla Bley (“Reactionary Tango”), Billy Strayhorn (“Isfahan”), and Oscar Levant (“Blame It on My Youth”). Swinging sections alternate with more thoughtful pieces, resulting in a particularly well-rounded set.

01. Reactionary Tango (11:49)
02. Tweek (5:37)
03. Blame it on My Youth (5:46)
04. Summer Band Camp (7:50)
05. Isfahan (8:09)
06. Stardancer (8:57)

Gary Burton – vibraharp (vibraphone)
Jim Odgren – alto saxophone
Steve Swallow – bass
Mike Hyman – drums

Recorded June 1980 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg
Engineered by Martin Wieland
Design and Cover Photo: Klaus Detjen
Produced by Manfred Eicher

1981, ECM Record GmbH

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