Genuine Tong Funeral

Genuine Tong Funeral

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by Gary Burton
     
 

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One of vibraphonist Gary Burton's most intriguing recordings, A Genuine Tong Funeral (Carla Bley's suite which musically depicts attitudes toward death) was called by its composer a "Dark Opera Without Words." Burton's classic Quartet (which also includes guitarist Larry Coryell, bassist Steve SwallowSee more details below

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One of vibraphonist Gary Burton's most intriguing recordings, A Genuine Tong Funeral (Carla Bley's suite which musically depicts attitudes toward death) was called by its composer a "Dark Opera Without Words." Burton's classic Quartet (which also includes guitarist Larry Coryell, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bob Moses) is augmented by six notable all-stars: soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, trumpeter Mike Mantler, Gato Barbieri on tenor, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, Howard Johnson on tuba and baritone and Bley herself on piano and organ. The music is dramatic, occasionally a little humorous, and a superb showcase for Gary Burton's vibes.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/1997
Label:
One Way Records Inc
UPC:
0046633451024
catalogNumber:
34510

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Tracks

  1. The Opening/Interlude: Shovels/The Survivors/Grave Train
  2. Death Rolls  -  Gary Burton Quartet
  3. Morning, Pt. 1  -  Gary Burton Quartet
  4. Interlude: "Lament"/Intermission Music  -  Gary Burton Quartet
  5. Silent Spring  -  Gary Burton Quartet
  6. Fanfare/Mother of the Dead Man  -  Gary Burton Quartet
  7. Some Dirge  -  Gary Burton Quartet
  8. Morning, Pt. 2  -  Gary Burton Quartet
  9. The New Funeral March  -  Gary Burton Quartet
  10. The New National Anthem  -  Gary Burton Quartet
  11. Some Dirge
  12. Morning, Pt. 2
  13. The New Funeral March
  14. The New National Anthem
  15. The Survivors
  16. Lofty Fake Anagram: June 15, 1967
  17. Feelings and Things
  18. Fleurette Africaine
  19. I'm Your Pal
  20. Lines

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Burton   Primary Artist,Vibes
Gato Barbieri   Tenor Saxophone
Carla Bley   Organ,Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Larry Coryell   Guitar
Jimmy Knepper   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Steve Lacy   Soprano Saxophone
Michael Mantler   Trumpet
Steve Swallow   Bass
Howard Johnson   Tuba,Baritone Saxophone
Bobby Moses   Drums
Lonesome Dragon   Drums

Technical Credits

Carla Bley   Composer,Liner Notes
Paul Haines   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Ray Hall   Engineer
Brad McCuen   Producer
Jim Fasso   Illustrations,Cover Art

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