Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra

Gary Burton Quartet

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.

Featured Artists Recorded

December 1973, Hamburg

  • 1Nocturne Vulgaire / Arise, Her Eyes
    (Michael Gibbs, Steve Swallow)
    09:27
  • 2Throb
    (Michael Gibbs)
    05:27
  • 3By Way Of A Preface
    (Michael Gibbs)
    04:33
  • 4Phases
    (Michael Gibbs)
    07:23
  • 5The Rain Before It Falls
    (Michael Gibbs)
    04:04
  • 6Three
    (Michael Gibbs)
    06:12