Album of the Day
Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett
Chemistry is one of the most important, if unpredictable, elements of a jazz recording and it's clearly heard on the pairing of GARY BURTON & KEITH JARRETT. Veteran Atlantic producer Joel Dorn brought the vibraphonist and pianist to New York's A&R Studios on July 23, 1970 to cut these five tracks with guitarist Sam Brown, drummer Bill Goodwin and bassist Steve Swallow (who also provided a song, “Como en Vietnam”). The rest of the material is all penned by Jarrett, and its mix of pop, rock, country and the avant-garde is inventive and effortless. The 1971 release may seem unassuming at first, but the insinuating melodies and masterful instrumental work make GARY BURTON & KEITH JARRETT an album whose pleasures grow with each listen.