Gary Burton's debut release on Mack Avenue Records,Â Common Ground, is Burton'sÂ first studio album since 2005, and introducesÂ hisÂ latest band, the New Gary Burton Quartet,Â featuring guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley, andÂ drummer Antonio Sanchez. The groupÂ performs during the closing night concert of the 2011 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival.
Burton, theÂ Grammy-winning pioneer of the four-mallet vibraphone technique, has been well-known throughout hisÂ five-decade career for his quartets (beginning with his 1967 group featuringÂ Larry Coryell, Roy Haynes, and Steve Swallow). "Whenever I start a new group, I often wonder how things will work, to see if theÂ musicians will enjoy playing together and are ready to take the music to aÂ higher level," says Burton. "With the new band, I'm thrilled. It's proving to be one of theÂ standout bands of my career and has already quickly developed its ownÂ identity."
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