Gary Burton New Quartet
For this vibraphonist and veteran bandleader, blending the whimsical and the weighty is old hat; hes been bringing his singular elan to deeply thoughtful tunes since the 60s. The new Common Ground is all about exquisite interplay and catchy melodies. The light atmosphere of the vibes and guitar is balanced by the sage rhythm sections engaging churn, although perhaps some of that polish will be forfeited to gods of aggression on stage.
Wed., Sept. 21, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 22, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 23, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 24, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2011
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