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A Genuine Tong Funeral

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Released  1968
Length  43:35
Artist  Gary Burton
Label  RCA Records
Recorded  July 1967
Producer  Brad McCuen
Release date  1968
Genre  Jazz
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A Genuine Tong Funeral (1967)  Gary Burton Quartet in Concert (1968)
Similar  Gary Burton albums, Jazz albums

Gary burton 1 the opening shovels the survivors grave train


A Genuine Tong Funeral is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton featuring compositions by Carla Bley recorded in 1967 and released on the RCA label.

Contents

Gary burton 1 the opening shovels the survivors grave train


Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "One of vibraphonist Gary Burton's most intriguing recordings... The music is dramatic, occasionally a little humorous, and a superb showcase for Gary Burton's vibes".

Track listing

All compositions by Carla Bley
  1. "The Opening / Interlude : Shovels / The Survivors / Grave Train" - 6:37
  2. "Death Rolls" - 1:36
  3. "Morning (Part 1)" - 1:43
  4. "Interlude : Lament / Intermission Music" - 4:28
  5. "Silent Spring" - 7:58
  6. "Fanfare / Mother of the Dead Man" - 2:51
  7. "Some Dirge" - 7:47
  8. "Morning (Part 2)" - 1:17
  9. "The New Funeral March" - 2:40
  10. "The New National Anthem / The Survivors" - 6:34
  • Recorded in New York City in July 1967.
  • Personnel

  • Gary Burton — vibraphone
  • Carla Bley — piano, organ, conductor
  • Larry Coryell — guitar
  • Steve Lacy — soprano saxophone
  • Leandro "Gato" Barbieri — tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Knepper — trombone, bass trombone
  • Michael Mantler — trumpet
  • Howard Johnson — tuba, baritone saxophone
  • Steve Swallow — bass
  • Bob Moses (credited as "Lonesome Dragon") — drums
  • Songs

    1The Opening; Interlude: Shovels; The Survivors; Grave Train6:40
    2Events Leading To The End - Part One: Death Rolls-Ancestors1:38
    3Events Leading To The End - Part One: Morning-Part One1:46

    References

    A Genuine Tong Funeral Wikipedia


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