Gary Burton Quartet
9.24.2013 @ 7:30 PM
1002 Madison Avenue
NEW GARY BURTON QUARTET, 70TH BIRTHDAY TOUR w/ Special guests Bopitude featuring Gary Smulyan
Gary Burton's quartets of the early sixties and seventies defied genres to be hung on them. Burton created groups featuring incredible musicianship while discovering more than a few youngsters along the way who later became legends. With a swirl of incredible improvisation in a group setting and compositions that drew from all over the map, these quartets smashed conventions and blew audiences away. His new quartet is not just new in name only. With bassist Scott Colley, drummer Antonio Sanchez, and guitarists Julian Lage, this is Burton's reimagined and revitalized group, a new quartet for a new era.
Capital Region's own Bopitude with Gary Smulyan opens the event.