CD: The New Gary Burton Quartet - Common Ground

By Drum Digital
21 July 2011

Rating: 3/5

This is the type of lounge sound that would match the mood of a few tenderpreneurs shmoozing in some hotel lobby.

Gary Burton and his quartet can swing alright, but not in the we’re-playing-our-backsides-off sort of way.

It’s chock-full of vibro-phones and guitar riffs, and we figure jazz pundits such as Don Albert would say things like, “these cats are amazing.”

But if you’re into more hectic chord changes and acrobatic solos, Common Ground is not for you.

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