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Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra

Gary Burton vibraharp
Michael Goodrick guitar
Steve Swallow bass
Ted Seibs drums
NDR-Symphony Orchestra
Michael Gibbs conductor
Nocturne Vulgaire / Arise, Her Eyes
By Way Of A Preface
The Rain Before It Falls

Recorded December 1973

ECM 1040

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Sounding as fresh today as it did in 1973, Seven Songs places the Gary Burton Quartet in an orchestral context, with compositions of Michael Gibbs – inspired by Messiaen and Charles Ives as well as Miles and Gil Evans – and exceptional soloing by Mick Goodrick, Steve Swallow and Burton himself. The production is exemplary: Seven Songs set a new standard for recordings of orchestral jazz.

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As part of the The story of our listening series this historical title has been mastered from original analog sources and reissued in January 2014. To view the complete list of reissued titles please click here.