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Gary Burton's best-ever ensemble,
This review is from: ECM Touchstones: Dreams So Real (Audio CD)
This is magical music, performed with the energy of rock, the grace of chamber music, and (most of all) the genius of jazz.
Bley's compositions range from quirkier-than-Monk to remarkably lyrical. All five performers (including the newly discovered Pat Metheny) are huge talents -- improvising brilliantly and meshing beautifully.
As gift wrap, you get the elegant production you'd expect from ECM.