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Eberhard Weber/Gary Burton (Vibes)/Gary Burton Quartet (Vibes): Passengers

Audio Samples

>Sea Journey
>Nacada
>Whopper, The
>B&G (Midwestern Night Dreams)
>Yellow Fields
>Claude And Betty

Track List

>Sea Journey
>Nacada
>Whopper, The
>B&G (Midwestern Night Dreams)
>Yellow Fields
>Claude And Betty

Album Notes

Full performer name: Gary Burton Quartet/Eberhard Weber.

Gary Burton Quartet: Gary Burton (vibraphone); Pat Metheny (electric guitar); Steve Swallow (electric bass); Dan Gottlieb (drums).

Additional personnel: Eberhard Weber (acoustic bass).

Recorded at Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway in November 1976.

Personnel: Gary Burton (vibraphone); Pat Metheny (guitar, electric guitar); Steve Swallow (bass guitar); Dan Gottlieb, Danny Gottlieb (drums).

Recording information: Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway (11/1976).

Photographers: Roberto Masotti; Lajos Keresztes.

Guitarist Pat Metheny was a member of vibraphonist Gary Burton's group from 1974-1976, but although he had recorded with Burton twice previously, both of those dates also included guitarist Mick Goodrick. This particular set puts more of a focus on Metheny in a quintet that also includes drummer Danny Gottlieb and both Steve Swallow and Eberhard Weber on basses. Metheny contributed three of the six selections, which are joined by a song apiece from Swallow, Weber, and Chick Corea ("Sea Journey"). Although none of the individual songs caught on, the attractive sound of the post-bop unit and an opportunity to hear Pat Metheny in his formative period make this a CD reissue worth exploring. ~ Scott Yanow



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