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Gary Burton (Vibes): New Vibe Man in Town

Album Notes

Personnel: Gary Burton (vibraphone); Gene Cherico (acoustic bass); Joe Morello (drums).

Reissue producer: Rolf Enoch.

Recorded at Webster Hall Studios, New York on July 6-7, 1961.

Vibraphonist Gary Burton's debut as a leader shows that he was a brilliant player from the start of his career. Utilizing a sparse trio that includes bassist Gene Cherico and drummer Joe Morello, Burton (even at this early stage) sounds quite original and unlike his predecessors (Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, and Milt Jackson). Highlights include "Joy Spring," "You Stepped Out of a Dream," and Burton's original "Our Waltz." This boppish set is easily recommended. ~ Scott Yanow


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