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Passengers (Gary Burton album)

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Passengers
Studio album by
The Gary Burton Quartet with Eberhard Weber
Released1977
RecordedNovember 1976
StudioTalent Studio, Oslo
GenreJazz
Length40:48
LabelECM
ECM 1092
ProducerManfred Eicher
Gary Burton chronology
Dreams So Real
(1975)
Passengers
(1977)
Times Square
(1978)

Passengers is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton's Quartet with bassist Eberhard Weber recorded in 1976 and released on the ECM label in 1977.[1] The album is notable for featuring the early work of guitarist Pat Metheny and several of his compositions.

Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "Although none of the individual songs caught on, the attractive sound of the post-bop unit and an opportunity to hear Pat Metheny in his formative period make this a CD reissue worth exploring".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Pat Metheny except where noted.

Side one:
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sea Journey"Chick Corea9:18
2."Nacada" 4:15
3."The Whopper" 5:32
Side two:
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."B & G (Midwestern Nights Dream)" 8:26
2."Yellow Fields"Eberhard Weber7:02
3."Claude and Betty"Steve Swallow6:15

Personnel

References

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 8, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 34. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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