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Gary Burton - Take Another Look: A Career Retrospective

 (5 LPs + Book)


Mack Avenue



Product No.:
AMAC 1128
UPC: 673203112810
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Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 5
Note: 180 Gram


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180-gram 5LP set plus 12-page booket!

35 definitive tracks, including a previously unreleased recording of "Elucidation"

Limited time album download included

"This recently released 5LP Mack Avenue Records box set celebrates Gary Burton's incredible six decades of outstanding music making, organized chronologically and by label, beginning with his earliest and arguably best sounding recordings on the RCA Victor label where he began recording, first as a sideman, during the summer between high school and his enrollment at The Berklee College of Music. The Indiana native was first 'discovered' by 'Yakety' saxophonist Boots Randolph at an Evansville, Indiana club and made his way to RCA through Chet Atkins and fellow guitarist Hank Garland. ...  In 2017 he decided to call it a career while still at the top of his game. This box set isn't grand enough to encapsulate all of Burton's musical accomplishments but it does a great job of giving listeners both a healthy dose of it and a means by which to explore some of the great original LP stops along the way." — Music = 10/11; Sound = 9/11 — Michael Fremer, Read the whole review here.

Mack Avenue was honored to be Gary Burton's final music home, releasing two critically acclaimed albums by his remarkable New Quartet featuring guitarist and protégé Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Antonio Sánchez. But Take Another Look encompasses the entirety of Burton's 50+-year career, from his attention-grabbing early releases for industry powerhouse RCA Victor, through his wide-ranging sessions for Atlantic and his iconic ECM recordings, on to his fusion-era reinvention on GRP and his eclectic and generation-spanning efforts for Concord and Mack Avenue.



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Disc 1
Joy Spring
Faded Love
Sing Me Softly of the Blues
General Mojo’s Well Laid Plan
Fanfare / Mother of the Dead Man
Country Roads
One, Two, 1-2-3-4 (Live)

Disc 2
Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)
Las Vegas Tango
Boston Marathon
Grow Your Own
Como En Vietnam
Sweet Rain
Nuevo Tango (Live)

Disc 3
Crystal Silence
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Ictus / Syndrome / Wrong Key Donkey
B & G (Midwestern Nights Dream)

Disc 4
Times Like These
Otoño (Autumn)
Quick and Running
Knockin’ on Wood
Opus Half
Take Another Look

Disc 5
Native Sense
Hot House
Question and Answer
Le Tombeau de Couperin I – Prelude
Late Night Sunrise

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