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Times Like These is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton released on the GRP label in 1988.The all-star quartet includes guitarist John Scofield, bassist Marc Johnson and former Weather Report drummer Peter Erskine. Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker sits in on two tracks.
The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Burton sounds fine on the diverse material. Since John Scofield had not had an opportunity to record with the vibraphonist during his year with Burton's Quartet more than a decade earlier, this fine set made up for lost time".
John Scofield, sometimes referred to as "Sco", is an American guitarist and composer whose music over a long career has blended jazz, jazz fusion, funk, blues, soul and rock. He first came to mainstream attention in the band of Miles Davis, and has toured and recorded with many prominent jazz artists, including saxophonists Eddie Harris, Dave Liebman, Joe Henderson and Joe Lovano; keyboardists George Duke, Joey DeFrancesco, Herbie Hancock, Larry Goldings and Robert Glasper; fellow guitarists Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie, Pat Martino and Bill Frisell; bassists Marc Johnson and Jaco Pastorius; and drummer Billy Cobham and Dennis Chambers. Outside the world of jazz, he has collaborated with Phil Lesh, Mavis Staples, John Mayer, Medeski Martin & Wood, and Gov’t Mule.
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 teaching at the Berklee College of Music.
Marc Alan Johnson is an American jazz bass player, composer and band leader. Johnson was born in Nebraska and grew up in Texas. He is married to the Brazilian jazz pianist and singer Eliane Elias.
John Laird Abercrombie was an American jazz guitarist. His work explored jazz fusion, free jazz, and avant-garde jazz. Abercrombie studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He was known for his understated style and his work with organ trios.
What We Do is a studio album by jazz guitarist John Scofield, the second to be released as the John Scofield Quartet. It was recorded in May of 1992 and released the following year on Blue Note. The quartet features saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist Dennis Irwin and drummer Bill Stewart. Irwin had previously recorded with Scofield on the Bennie Wallace album Sweeping Through the City, and went on to play on two additional Scofield albums: Hand Jive (1994) and Groove Elation (1995).
Bass Desires is a studio album by jazz acoustic bassist Marc Johnson released in 1985 on the ECM label. It features guitarists Bill Frisell and John Scofield, and former Weather Report drummer Peter Erskine. The same group would record Johnson's next album under the group name “Marc Johnson's Bass Desires”.
Three Quartets is a jazz album released in 1981 by American jazz pianist Chick Corea, in collaboration with saxophonist Michael Brecker, bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Steve Gadd.
Reunion is a 1989 album by vibraphonist Gary Burton, reuniting him with his former guitarist Pat Metheny for the first time in 13 years. Burton met Metheny at the Wichita Jazz Festival in 1973, later welcoming him as a teaching colleague at the Berklee College of Music. He hired Metheny for the newly expanded Gary Burton Quintet in 1974. Burton and Metheny feature alongside keyboardist Mitchel Forman, bass guitarist Will Lee and drummer Peter Erskine.
Don't Try This at Home is the second album by American jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker, that was released on Impulse! records in 1988. In 1989, the album won a Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo.
Steps Ahead is the second album by the American jazz group Steps Ahead, released on Elektra/Musician in 1983. The group had previously released three albums under the name Steps on Nippon Columbia, with Don Grolnick on piano and Steve Gadd on drums on "Smokin' in the Pit" and "Step by Step".
Getting There is a 1988 studio album by jazz guitarist John Abercrombie with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Peter Erskine. Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker plays on three tracks.
Picture This is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton released on the ECM label in 1982. It features Burton’s early 1980s quartet of alto saxophonist Jim Odgren, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Mike Hyman.
Real Life Hits is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton recorded in 1984 and released on the ECM label in 1985. Featuring Burton with pianist Makoto Ozone, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Michael Hyman.
Whiz Kids is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton's Quintet recorded in 1986 and released on the ECM label. Featuring Burton with longtime colleague Steve Swallow on bass guitar, and a new band consisting of tenor saxophonist Tommy Smith, pianist Makoto Ozone and drummer Martin Richards.
Second Sight is a studio album by jazz acoustic bassist Marc Johnson, recorded under the group name Marc Johnson's Bass Desires. Prominently featuring the writing and playing of two of the most popular jazz guitarists of the day, Bill Frisell and John Scofield, and former Weather Report drummer Peter Erskine. It was released on the ECM label in 1987.
A Genuine Tong Funeral is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton featuring compositions by Carla Bley recorded in 1967 and released on the RCA label in 1968. It features Burton with Bley herself on keyboards and conducting an expanded ensemble consisting of trumpeter Michael Mantler, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri, soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, baritone saxophonist Howard Johnson, guitarist Larry Coryell, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bob Moses.
3 in Jazz is an album released on the RCA label which features tracks from three separate sessions by vibraphonist Gary Burton's Quartet, Sonny Rollins & Co. and the Clark Terry Quintet recorded in 1963.
Two by Four, released in 1989 by the EmArcy label, is a collection of duets by jazz acoustic bassist Marc Johnson. His duet partners include vibraphonist Gary Burton and harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans.
So Far So Close is the fourth studio album by Brazilian jazz artist Eliane Elias. It was released in 1989 via Blue Note label. She wrote eight compositions for this album. This is her first album recorded via Blue Note.
Six Pack is a 1992 studio album by American jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton. It features six guest guitarists along with an all-star band including tenor saxophonist Bob Berg, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Jack DeJohnette.