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Quality music

Great album. Pardon the horrible pun, but it has a great a vibe. Laid back, mellow, contemplative, yet light and uplifting. Very unique sound.

Compositions, Improvisation and Conversation - Unparalleled

Two brilliant musicians and composers, in excellent form, playing beautiful pieces of their own and others' as well. Towner's Drifing Petals and Icarus have been heard elsewhere, but these readings are like jewels - and their treatment of Mingus' Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ranks with many brilliant ones that have been laid down by other greats. Contemplative and serene, this is music that creates its own space, and you will want to go there often.

Amazing duet

I have been listening to this album for over 30 years now, and it never gets old, it's calm and mellow, but stimulating and uplifting . Shades of Bill Evans... Some great Towner compositions. 2 masters early in their careers.


Born: January 23, 1943 in Anderson, IN

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

One of the two great vibraphonists to emerge in the 1960s (along with Bobby Hutcherson), Gary Burton's remarkable four-mallet technique (best displayed on an unaccompanied version of "No More Blues" from 1971) can make him sound like two or three players at once. He recorded in a wide variety of settings and always sounds distinctive. Self-taught on vibes, Burton made his recording debut with country guitarist Hank Garland when he was 17, started recording regularly for RCA in 1961, and toured with...
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Matchbook, Gary Burton
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  • $11.61
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Jul 26, 1975

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