Chick Corea and Gary Burton Create Double Album

   

“The performing we have done over the past year has been our best in 35 years, and we are very pleased to make it available on these CDs.” – Gary Burton

“The way we were approaching the music during our 35th anniversary concert tour was so different that I thought it warranted documentation.” – Chick Corea


(Los Angeles, CA)
– On February 5th in celebration of the Corea-Burton duo’s 35th anniversary, Concord Records will release The New Crystal Silence; a double CD featuring the pair performing with the Sydney Symphony and also as a duet captured in a sublime performance at the Molde Jazz Festival in Molde, Norway.

The opening CD was recorded May 10 & 12 2007, at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall with the Sydney Symphony, which was celebrating its 75th anniversary. The material presented to the Australian orchestras included new arrangements to such Corea compositions as “Duende,” “Crystal Silence” and “La Fiesta,” which represented music the piano-vibes duo has performed on their earlier albums

On the second CD of The New Crystal Silence collection, Corea & Burton deliver new spins on such old duet material as “La Fiesta”—the very first tune the pair played together in 1972 at a jazz festival in Munich, before the first Crystal Silence recording. In addition, they perform Corea’s “Alegria” and an epic new rendition of Gershwin’s “I Loves You Porgy.”

Friend and collaborator Pat Metheny lauds the duo’s creatively vibrant history and concludes: “When Crystal Silence came out, there was a freshness about it…35 years later, that freshness remains, enhanced by three decades of shared life experiences.”

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