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June 26, 2009 | By Karl Stark INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's rare to see guitarist Pat Metheny play second fiddle. But the two-hour concert Wednesday night at the Keswick Theatre was largely a reunion of vibraphonist Gary Burton's quartet of the 1970s, where Metheny got his break and could see a fusion blueprint for much of his career. Metheny called it "the rough equivalent of getting to join the Beatles" in the notes of the Burton group's CD released last month, Quartet Live. Metheny, 54, who's prone to exuberant quotes like that, didn't utter a word all night.
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November 13, 1987 | By Francis Davis, Special to The Inquirer
The highlights of another busy week include a visit from Gary Burton, two gigs by one of the city's finest bands, and the continuation of the bar war between Jewel's and T'n'T Monroe's. GARY BURTON. Burton - the idled Red Norvo's heir-apparent as the most lyrical of jazz vibraphonists - brings his quartet to Memphis, 2121 Arch St., on Wednesday for shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Noteworthy in Burton's group is mainstay Steve Swallow, a stimulating composer and the most lyrical of jazz bass guitarists.
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November 28, 1997 | by Al Hunter Jr., Daily News Staff Writer
On "Centripetal Force," Terell Stafford dips his trumpet and fluegelhorn into a pool of disparate settings and comes up dripping with success. Rather than focus attention on himself, Stafford prefers to let the music and the ensemble, whether large or duet-sized, do the talking. When Stafford plays, there's no showy interference between his musical idea and what comes out of the trumpet's bell. Take his play on the standard "A Child Is Born," with guitarist Russell Malone.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2012
Alan Jackson Though he came on the scene in the age of Garth, Alan Jackson has never been one for the kind of spectacle and shallowness - not to mention lack of country character - so prevalent today in country music. His own music is radio-ready, to be sure, but the Georgia native has become a superstar with a workmanlike manner that is understated but forthright, and never pandering. It's a style he has resolutely maintained for more than two decades now. As he shows on his most recent album, 2011's Thirty Miles West , his work continues to possess the kind of soul and craftsmanship that are built to last, no matter what happens to his commercial fortunes.
NEWS
February 11, 2013
Partial list of winners at Sunday's 55th annual Grammy Awards Record of the Year: "Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye, featuring Kimbra Album of the Year: Babel Mumford & Sons Song of the Year: "We Are Young" fun., featuring Janelle Monáe Best New Artist: Fun. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Gotye, featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know" Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)"...
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April 26, 1991 | By Jack Lloyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
When it comes to jazz vibraphonists, Gary Burton is generally acknowledged to be the best in the business. Burton continues to top the polls, and there is plenty of support from his loyal following for his recordings and concerts. Burton, who will appear tomorrow night with his quintet at the Stockton State College Performing Arts Center, is regarded as the master of the technique that involves playing with two mallets in each hand. His brand of jazz incorporates classical music, pop, Latin and other influences.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2011
Gentleman Jack Art, Beats + Lyrics Traveling hip-hop culture fest offers visual and sonic stimulation with performances by the live soul band YVPG, Philly hip-hop talent Sean Eaylon and a special appearance by Kendrick Lamar, now working with Dr. Dre and recently spotlighted in the "Freshman Class" cover story in XXL . Spinnas DJ Phish and DJ Lord (of Public Enemy) also entertain at the event sponsored by our fave southern Mash whiskey and spotlighting an interesting East Falls venue in converted factory space.
NEWS
July 1, 1989 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
Like their peers in other outposts of the jazz world, the artists who record for the West German ECM label must endure a stereotype. The common line on ECM is that the music is pastoral, pretty to a fault, and witless in its improvisations. Two founding voices of the ECM sound - vibraphonist Gary Burton and guitarist Ralph Towner - confounded all such preconceptions at a free concert at Penn's Landing last night. They opened with an everyday jazz player's jaunt, Jerome Kern's "Yesterdays," which not only accomplished a thorough re-invention of conventional harmony, but also helped establish a musical conversation that lasted throughout the evening and at times seemed almost clairvoyant.
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September 19, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Being a gay or a lesbian jazz musician isn't new. Take pianist Cecil Taylor, vibraphonist Gary Burton, drummer Allison Miller, and, famously, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's cocomposer/arranger. Improvisational pianist Fred Hersch, currently on the jazz charts with his new album, Floating , came out publicly two decades ago with the information that he had HIV, and never looked back. "I was advised against coming out" says Hersch. "People thought it was a death sentence - this was 1993, before all the cocktails - that it would screw up my career.
NEWS
August 28, 1987 | By NELS NELSON, Daily News Jazz Columnist
The time for previews of coming attractions is not quite ripe, but frankly, I am having conniptions trying to hold it in. Rarely have I seen such a lavish advance scheduling of jazz artists at this - or, almost any - season of the year. One notes tentative bookings stretching as far as December, and while there is many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip, you can't spill it if you ain't got it. Some of the artists coming our way are Mose Allison, Art Blakey, Randy Brecker, Kenny Burrell, Gary Burton, Charlie Byrd, Johnny Griffin, Roland Hanna, Eddie Harris, Ahmad Jamal, Dr. John, J.J. Johnson, Etta Jones, Jimmy Knepper, Gloria Lynne, Joe Newman, Red Rodney, Sonny Rollins, Frank Wess and possibly Diane Schuur.
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January 30, 2016
Mack Avenue SuperBand Though started by the Mack Avenue label in 2012 to celebrate the annual Detroit Jazz Festival, the magnificently named Mack Avenue SuperBand is an exquisite mosaic of the record company's charges, with each participant in its floating touring ensemble as cool and daring as the next. The edition that hits the Zellerbach Theatre features SuperBand veterans such as smooth, post-bop trumpeter Sean Jones while also welcoming vibraphone great Gary Burton, soul-centric saxophonist Tia Fuller, and the Christian McBride Trio.
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September 19, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Being a gay or a lesbian jazz musician isn't new. Take pianist Cecil Taylor, vibraphonist Gary Burton, drummer Allison Miller, and, famously, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's cocomposer/arranger. Improvisational pianist Fred Hersch, currently on the jazz charts with his new album, Floating , came out publicly two decades ago with the information that he had HIV, and never looked back. "I was advised against coming out" says Hersch. "People thought it was a death sentence - this was 1993, before all the cocktails - that it would screw up my career.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2014 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
Thursday night will mark guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel's debut at the Kimmel Center - but the evening still promises to feel like a homecoming. For one thing, it will be Rosenwinkel's first show in several years in his native Philadelphia. In addition, opening the show will be bassist Mike Boone, a mentor to Rosenwinkel during the guitarist's formative years. "I've known Mike since I was 16," Rosenwinkel says. "I went to the jam session at the old Blue Note in East Oak Lane every Monday, and I met him there.
NEWS
February 11, 2013
Partial list of winners at Sunday's 55th annual Grammy Awards Record of the Year: "Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye, featuring Kimbra Album of the Year: Babel Mumford & Sons Song of the Year: "We Are Young" fun., featuring Janelle Monáe Best New Artist: Fun. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Gotye, featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know" Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)"...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2012
Alan Jackson Though he came on the scene in the age of Garth, Alan Jackson has never been one for the kind of spectacle and shallowness - not to mention lack of country character - so prevalent today in country music. His own music is radio-ready, to be sure, but the Georgia native has become a superstar with a workmanlike manner that is understated but forthright, and never pandering. It's a style he has resolutely maintained for more than two decades now. As he shows on his most recent album, 2011's Thirty Miles West , his work continues to possess the kind of soul and craftsmanship that are built to last, no matter what happens to his commercial fortunes.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2011 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
Despite the novelty implied by its name, the New Gary Burton Quartet is hardly a band that has required much breaking in. At just 23 years old, guitarist Julian Lage has already been working with the vibraphone master for 10 years, making his debut as a child prodigy with Burton's Generations quintet. The band's other half comprises bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez, one of those rhythm tandems that form such an intricately enmeshed unit that they're called on to work together again and again.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2011
Gentleman Jack Art, Beats + Lyrics Traveling hip-hop culture fest offers visual and sonic stimulation with performances by the live soul band YVPG, Philly hip-hop talent Sean Eaylon and a special appearance by Kendrick Lamar, now working with Dr. Dre and recently spotlighted in the "Freshman Class" cover story in XXL . Spinnas DJ Phish and DJ Lord (of Public Enemy) also entertain at the event sponsored by our fave southern Mash whiskey and spotlighting an interesting East Falls venue in converted factory space.
NEWS
June 26, 2009 | By Karl Stark INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's rare to see guitarist Pat Metheny play second fiddle. But the two-hour concert Wednesday night at the Keswick Theatre was largely a reunion of vibraphonist Gary Burton's quartet of the 1970s, where Metheny got his break and could see a fusion blueprint for much of his career. Metheny called it "the rough equivalent of getting to join the Beatles" in the notes of the Burton group's CD released last month, Quartet Live. Metheny, 54, who's prone to exuberant quotes like that, didn't utter a word all night.
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July 20, 1999 | By David Lee Preston, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
From Camden County to California, word of the City of Camden's decision to declare bankruptcy yesterday jarred financial experts. "I don't think surprised would be the word. I'm shocked," said Arthur J. Abramowitz, a Cherry Hill bankruptcy lawyer and former president of the Camden County Bar Association. "It's such an extraordinary remedy for a city. It's so sparingly used, you have to wonder if there were any other potential options. " Abramowitz said the action would likely have a negative effect on Camden's financing obligations and its already-low bond rating.
NEWS
November 28, 1997 | by Al Hunter Jr., Daily News Staff Writer
On "Centripetal Force," Terell Stafford dips his trumpet and fluegelhorn into a pool of disparate settings and comes up dripping with success. Rather than focus attention on himself, Stafford prefers to let the music and the ensemble, whether large or duet-sized, do the talking. When Stafford plays, there's no showy interference between his musical idea and what comes out of the trumpet's bell. Take his play on the standard "A Child Is Born," with guitarist Russell Malone.
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