Throb (album)

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Throb
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Studio album by
Released1969
RecordedJune 2-5, 1969
StudioAtlantic Studios
Genre Jazz
Length34:13
Label Atlantic
Producer Joel Dorn
Gary Burton chronology
Country Roads & Other Places
(1969)
Throb
(1969)
Good Vibes
(1969)

Throb is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton recorded in 1969 and released on the Atlantic label. [1]

Gary Burton American vibraphonist

Gary Burton is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. This approach caused him to be heralded as an innovator, and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in music education from his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music.

Atlantic Records American record label

Atlantic Recording Corporation is an American record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson. Over its first 20 years of operation, Atlantic earned a reputation as one of the most important American labels, specializing in jazz, R&B, and soul by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Ruth Brown and Otis Redding. Its position was greatly improved by its distribution deal with Stax. In 1967, Atlantic became a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, now the Warner Music Group, and expanded into rock and pop music with releases by Led Zeppelin and Yes.

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Release and reception

Originally released on vinyl in 1969, the album was paired with Gary Burton's collaboration album with Keith Jarrett on a commercial CD release before being re-issued in Japan on CD. [2] The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 3 stars, stating, "Burton continued the jazz-cum-rock and country experimentation that marked other LPs like Tennessee Firebird and Duster ". [3]

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Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [3]
Rolling Stone (positive) [4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [5]

Track listing

  1. "Henniger Flats" (David Pritchard) - 4:25
  2. "Turn of the Century" (Michael Gibbs) - 5:07
  3. "Chickens" (Steve Swallow) - 2:29
  4. "Arise, Her Eyes" (Swallow) - 3:51
  5. "Prime Time" (Jerry Hahn) - 4:07
  6. "Throb" (Gibbs) - 4:33
  7. "Doin the Pig" (Swallow) - 3:47
  8. "Triple Portrait" (Gibbs) - 4:28
  9. "Some Echoes" (Gibbs) - 6:59
  • Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York.

Personnel

Vibraphone musical instrument

The vibraphone is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family. It consists of tuned metal bars, and is usually played by holding two or four soft mallets and striking the bars. People who play the vibraphone are called vibraphonists or vibraharpists.

Piano musical instrument

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

Richard Greene is an American violinist who has been described as "one of the most innovative and influential fiddle players of all time". Greene is credited with introducing the chop to fiddle playing while working with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, the invention of which he attributes to pain in his wrist and arm and "laziness". He featured the technique in his performances with Seatrain.

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References

  1. Gary Burton discography Archived 2012-01-19 at the Wayback Machine accessed November 23, 2011
  2. www.discogs.com/Gary-Burton-Throb/release/11693531
  3. 1 2 Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed November 23, 2011
  4. Amatneek, Bill (7 March 1970). "Records". Rolling Stone . San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. (53): 48–50.
  5. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 34. ISBN   0-394-72643-X.