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Common Ground


Download links and information about Common Ground by Gary Burton Quartet. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:06:14 minutes.

Artist: Gary Burton Quartet
Release date: 2011
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 01:06:14
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No. Title Length
1. Late Night Sunrise 6:40
2. Never the Same Way 7:05
3. Common Ground 7:01
4. Was It So Long Ago? 6:18
5. Etude 5:52
6. Last Snow 7:06
7. Did You Get It? 5:19
8. My Funny Valentine 7:18
9. Banksy 6:15
10. In Your Quiet Place 7:20



Gary Burton loves pairing vibraphone with guitar. The New Gary Burton Quartet includes the up-and-comer Julian Lage, who favors acoustic guitar on 2011’s Common Ground. (Bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez round out the group.) All of the band members contribute compositions; two pieces by ex-Burton band member Vadim Neselovskyi, a piece Keith Jarrett wrote for Burton in 1970, and “My Funny Valentine” are also included. The band generally has a very even-tempered sound but occasionally the fine Mexican drummer ruffles things nicely. The album kicks off with Neselovskyi’s “Late Night Sunrise,” a cool mid-tempo cruiser with some artfully off-kilter passages. The band swings on Sanchez’s “Did You Get It?,” a speedy, slightly tweaked blues that features sweet soloing by the drummer. “My Funny Valentine” starts off with an extended classically flavored acoustic guitar statement before it moves into a sensitive rendition of the classic. An appealing version of Keith Jarrett’s Americana-laced “In Your Quiet Place” brings the album to a quiet close.