Burton is joined by Larry Coryell on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass and Roy Haynes on drums. Coryell does get in a few good high-intensity solos, but much of the music takes on a mellow, contemplative vibe (no pun intended.) "Ballet" and "Sweet Rain" introduce the group’s sound dynamic - shimmering vibraphone, electric guitar and bass, backed by Haynes nimble and tasteful drumming. There’s some interesting group interplay as well as solid soloing from all involved.
It’s a solid and interesting record, Burton’s early career was filled with interesting work with Stan Getz, Carla Bley and others. This is jazz with a low-level electrical jolt.
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