LDB Vintage Series #027
Hi there! After closing both my Master and Special series I took a break from seeding, enjoying life and most of all
preparing for a new series! This is not going to be as frequent as my previous ones, I'll be seeding shows from time
to time so don't expect massive volumes here.
Why a "vintage" series? Because music in the 70's and 80's was really something...so different, so special with "that" kind
of sound which you don't find anymore. That was the era of real music without the internet, of long tours and enjoyable live
shows spanning from metal to new wave, progressive, jazz, fusion, pop. So many bands were born and disappeared during those
I am then celebrating the 70's and the 80's and their unmistakeable sound in this LDB Vintage Series. You will find many bands
I have never seeded in the past but that I still enjoy listening to. Most of these come from low generation tapes that were traded
around that period, many radio broadcasts and overall lots of surprises.
Hope you will enjoy this new series!
GARY BURTON QUARTET
December 30, 1976
1. Falling Grace
2. b&g (Midwestern Nights Dream)
3. Desert Air
4. The Whopper
5. Dream So Real
6. Como en Vietnam
7. Yellow Fields
Lineage: CD in trade > EAC extraction to WAV > SoundForge Pro 10.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)
Gary Burton: Vibes
Pat Metheny: Guitar
Steve Swallow: Bass
Dan Gottlieb: Drums
This is the last know recording of the Gary Burton quartet featuring Pat Metheny and possibly the last time Pat played in Burton's
band as a sideman. From the following year, he would start touring with the Pat Metheny Group and would not play or record with
Gary anymore till many years later, this time as co-leader.
Pat's tenure with Burton had started in 1974 and had produced a series of fine ECM records like "Dream So real" which is a must-have
for any serious jazz-rock collector. Burton's role in the creation of electrified jazz is often underestimated; however he is to be
considered one of the leading role of this style, along with Larry Coryell and well before Miles.
This is a glorious FM broadcast and it sounds beautiful, thanks to dutch radio. The setlist is somehow the summary of Pat's collaboration
in the ECM years and has a mix of original compositions and a few ones written by other composers, like Chick Corea's "Desert Air". The
quartet had evolved over the years as a quintet, adding a second guitar played by Mick Goodrick but on the last tour it was reduced back
again to a four-piece band.
This is beautiful music, which still sounds fresh to me despite being 40 years old. Enjoy!