A Genuine Tong Funeral

( 2 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
...
See more details below
This CD (Bonus Tracks) is Not Available through BN.com

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/1999
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636674827
  • Catalog Number: 66748

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Opening/Interlude: Shovels/The Survivors/Grave Train (6:44)
  2. 2 Death Rolls - Gary Burton Quartet (1:38)
  3. 3 Morning, Pt. 1 - Gary Burton Quartet (1:46)
  4. 4 Interlude: "Lament"/Intermission Music - Gary Burton Quartet (4:34)
  5. 5 Silent Spring - Gary Burton Quartet (8:03)
  6. 6 Fanfare/Mother of the Dead Man - Gary Burton Quartet (2:55)
  7. 7 Some Dirge - Gary Burton Quartet (7:54)
  8. 8 Morning, Pt. 2 - Gary Burton Quartet (1:19)
  9. 9 The New Funeral March - Gary Burton Quartet (2:43)
  10. 10 The New National Anthem - Gary Burton Quartet (6:37)
  11. 11 Some Dirge (7:49)
  12. 12 Morning, Pt. 2 (1:19)
  13. 13 The New Funeral March (2:43)
  14. 14 The New National Anthem (5:54)
  15. 15 The Survivors (0:48)
  16. 16 Lofty Fake Anagram: June 15, 1967 (4:55)
  17. 17 Feelings and Things (4:09)
  18. 18 Fleurette Africaine (3:43)
  19. 19 I'm Your Pal (3:07)
  20. 20 Lines (3:13)
Read More Show Less

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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    not Bob Moses

    the album was good however the drummer listed originally was ''Lonesome Dragon,'' which Moses has denied being. Fortunately for eveyone involed, the mystery drummer did a fantastic job on the session.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews