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Gary Burton Quartet Eberhard Weber

℗ 1977 ECM Records ECM 1092

℗ 2013 barin.livejournal.com BR LLK 17234

Gary Burton Quartet  Eberhard Weber  1977  Passengers

Guitarist PAT METHENY was a member of vibraphonist GARY BURTON's group from 1974~1976, but although he had recorded with GARY BURTON twice previously, both of those dates also included guitarist MICK GOODRICK. This particular set puts more of a focus on PAT METHENY in a quintet that also includes drummer DANNY GOTTLIEB and both STEVE SWALLOW and EBERHARD WEBER on basses. METHENY contributed three of the six selections, which are joined by a song apiece from Swallow, Weber, and Chick Corea (Sea Journey). Although none of the individual songs caught on, the attractive sound of the post-bop unit and an opportunity to hear PAT METHENY in his formative period make this a CD reissue worth exploring.