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Whiz Kids (album)

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Whiz Kids
Studio album by
Gary Burton Quintet
RecordedJune 1986
ProducerManfred Eicher
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Whiz Kids is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton's Quintet recorded in 1986 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "The repertoire (all obscurities) and post-bop solos have more fire than one would normally expect on a Gary Burton record, and there are plenty of colorful moments on this subtle but adventurous set".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings2.5/4 stars [3]

Track listing

All compositions by Makoto Ozone except as indicated
  1. "The Last Clown" (Tommy Smith) - 8:57
  2. "Yellow Fever" - 6:53
  3. "Soulful Bliss" (James Williams) - 8:11
  4. "La Divetta" - 8:34
  5. "Cool Train" (Christian Jacob) - 6:46
  6. "The Loop" (Chick Corea) - 8:10
  • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in June 1986



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 27, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 19, 2011
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 205. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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