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Right Time, Right Place

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Right Time, Right Place
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 29, 1990 (1990-03-29)
StudioStudio 3, Denmarks Radio, Copenhagen
GenreJazz fusion
LabelGNP Crescendo
ProducerIb Skovgaard
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Right Time, Right Place is a studio album by American jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton and Canadian pianist Paul Bley.[2] The album was recorded in Denmark and released in 1990 via GNP Crescendo label.


The album contains recordings performed by the two musicians in the studio of the Danish broadcaster on 29 March 1990. Burton and Bley were in Denmark at the request of the Danish Jazz Center. Each played there with his own ensemble, but for this album they played only as a duo. The binding factor for Burton and Bley is jazz composer Carla Bley. Burton played her pieces relatively often, and Paul Bley was her husband. The album contains solo pieces for vibraphone (tracks 3 11) and piano (tracks 6 7 8); the other recordings are the duets.


Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated "Although they have utilized the talents of some of the same musicians through the years (most notably Steve Swallow) and both recorded for ECM, vibraphonist Gary Burton and pianist Paul Bley had not recorded before this 1990 Copenhagen session. The combination generally works, with some of Burton's romanticism and melodic approach rubbing off on Bley during the date (the usually somber pianist actually sounds a little lighthearted during "Isn't It Romantic") while the vibist sometimes emulates Bley's emphasis on space. On their six duets, Burton and Bley do not take turns soloing per se as much as alternate being the lead voice. Their unaccompanied features (three apiece) are generally in the same introspective but exploratory mood, making this a quiet program of thought-provoking if occasionally sleepy music."

Track listing

1."Ida Lupino"Carla Bley9:10
2."Isn't It Romantic?"Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers6:01
3."Laura's Dream"Astor Piazzolla6:58
4."Carla"Paul Bley5:14
5."Olhos de Gato"Carla Bley9:20
6."Alcazar"Paul Bley3:33
7."Rightly So"Paul Bley3:31
8."Nothing to Declare"Paul Bley3:16
9."You Don't Know What Love Is"Gene DePaul, Don Raye8:47
10."Eidertown"Steve Swallow5:29
11."Turn Out the Stars"Bill Evans6:33
Total length:1:07:52



  • Paul Bley – piano
  • Gary Burton – vibraphone


  • Lars Palsig – engineer
  • Jan Persson – photography
  • Ib Skovgaard – producer


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Gary Burton: Right Time, Right Place". allmusic.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Gary Burton & Paul Bley – Right Time - Right Place". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.

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