Amazon vs. iTunes: June Jazz

There seems to be a higher-than-usual number of contemporary jazz recordings coming out this month. Here’s a quick breakdown of what the latest music costs at iTunes vs. the Amazon MP3 shop.

  Amazon iTunes
Pat Metheny What’s It All About $8.99 $11.99
Michael Franks Time Together $6.99 $9.99
Corea, Clarke & White Forever $15.00 $19.99
Paul Taylor Prime Time $6.99 $9.99
New Gary Burton Quartet Common Ground $8.99 $9.99

Win the New Gary Burton Quartet Live CD!

Gary Burton Quartet Live with Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow and Antonio SanchezYou’ve read a bit about it and heard cuts from it. Now you can win your own copy of the new live recording by the Gary Burton Quartet (Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, and Antonio Sanchez)! I’ve got three CDs to give away. Just post a comment below! Don’t forget to include an email address for me to contact you for a mailing address if you’re a winner. This contest ends ended June 5. Good luck!

Try It Out Tuesdays – Gary Burton Quartet Live!

Gary Burton Quartet Live with Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow and Antonio SanchezIn the early 1970s, the Gary Burton Quartet, which included bassist Steve Swallow, added a 19-year old guitarist to the group. His name was Pat Metheny. Those three gentlemen reunited a couple of years ago, along with drummer Antonio Sanchez, and one of their performances was recorded for the release out today. Quartet Live! is four all-star musicians playing compositions by Metheny, Swallow, Burton, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Carla Bley, and Duke Ellington. It goes without saying that this is good music.

Check out a couple of tracks from it (Windows Media Player required):

> “Sea Journey” Windows Media | QuickTime
> “Missouri Uncompromised” Windows Media | QuickTime

Buy it at Amazon.com! Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com CD | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this through iTunes MP3

I have copies of this worthy release to give away. Keep your eyes on the site or Twitter for details soon!