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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

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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