Departure

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All Music Guide - Chris Slawecki
For his first album for the Concord jazz imprint, vibraphonist Gary Burton goes back: back to some of the most enduring compositions in the jazz lexicon, constructing the program on Departure completely from jazz standards, except for "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs" the theme from the television show Frasier. Along with guitarist John Scofield, drummer Peter Erskine, pianist Fred Hersch, and bassist John Patitucci, Burton also returns here to the quicksilver, porcelain sound of the George Shearing quintet, Burton's first job after graduating from the Berklee College of Music. For the uninitiated, Departure is a worthwhile introduction to Burton's style on vibes, with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Slawecki
For his first album for the Concord jazz imprint, vibraphonist Gary Burton goes back: back to some of the most enduring compositions in the jazz lexicon, constructing the program on Departure completely from jazz standards, except for "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs" the theme from the television show Frasier. Along with guitarist John Scofield, drummer Peter Erskine, pianist Fred Hersch, and bassist John Patitucci, Burton also returns here to the quicksilver, porcelain sound of the George Shearing quintet, Burton's first job after graduating from the Berklee College of Music. For the uninitiated, Departure is a worthwhile introduction to Burton's style on vibes, with his strong sense of swing swaddled in a sound that's most often elegant yet sometimes surprisingly funky. Scofield really shines here, too. Departure is also a great way to discover less-known compositions by some of the best-known composers and performers in the history of jazz, including Duke Ellington "Depk," from his "Far East Suite", Chick Corea "Japanese Waltz", and Horace Silver "Ecaroh," which is "Horace" spelled backwards, as well as Mel Tormé "Born to Be Blue", and "If I Were a Bell," a staple that rang throughout in the 1950s repertoire of Miles Davis and whose title chimes harmoniously with the sonorities of Burton's vibes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/1997
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431474920
  • Catalog Number: 4749
  • Sales rank: 75,322

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 September Song (5:10)
  2. 2 Poinciana (8:23)
  3. 3 Depk (4:59)
  4. 4 Tenderly (5:47)
  5. 5 If I Were a Bell (6:32)
  6. 6 For All We Know (6:53)
  7. 7 Japanese Waltz (6:10)
  8. 8 Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs (5:16)
  9. 9 Born to Be Blue (7:02)
  10. 10 Ecaroh (8:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Burton & Friends Primary Artist
Gary Burton Vibes, Indexed Contributor
Peter Erskine Drums
Fred Hersch Piano
John Patitucci Bass
John Scofield Guitar
Technical Credits
Kurt Weill Composer
Gary Burton Arranger, Producer
Horace Silver Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
J. Fred Coots Composer
James Farber Engineer
Walter Gross Composer
Tommy Kamp Arranger
Jack Lawrence Composer
Robert Wells Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Maxwell Anderson Composer
Tommy Kamp Producer
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