||Autumn||Gary Burton||4:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Reunion||Gary Burton||5:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Origin||Gary Burton||6:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Will You Say You Will||Gary Burton||4:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||House on the Hill||Gary Burton||5:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Panama||Gary Burton||5:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Chairs and Children||Gary Burton||5:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wasn't Always Easy||Gary Burton||5:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Chief||Gary Burton||4:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tiempos Felice (Happy Times)||Gary Burton||4:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Quick and Running||Gary Burton||6:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Guitarist Pat Metheny was a member of the Gary Burton Quartet/Quintet during 1974-1976. In 1989, after becoming a major star, he had a reunion with the vibraphonist that resulted in this excellent project. Performing laid-back and often introspective pieces by Polo Ortin, Vince Mendoza, Paul Meyers, keyboardist Mitchel Forman, and Metheny, the two principals swing lightly in a quintet with Forman, bassist Will Lee, and drummer Peter Erskine. Although Burton had to adjust himself a little due to his former sideman's prominence, the combination of vibes and guitar works quite well. The individual songs are not all that memorable but the group sound is quite attractive and Burton sounds inspired by Metheny.
Sixteen years later...
And they're back and touring together this Summer!
On the service this recording may seem like another disposable light jazz album but listen closely. These are excellent compositions, The interplay between the musicians is top notch and Will lee really brings something different and unique to the bass section. I'm inclined to despise light jazz but this album proves that you can indeed have high quality light jazz. Just the interplay between Pat Metheny and Gary Burton justifies the purchase.
Born: January 23, 1943 in Anderson, IN
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s