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

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

New CDs and DVDs In May

Rituals by Nicola ConteHere is a list of new CDs and DVDs coming in May that I’m aware of. Click Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com to order the CD from Amazon.com, or Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this through iTunes to download MP3s. Your purchases through these links help the site!

May 5
Poogie Bell Band – Get on the Kit | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Jim Beard w/ Vince Mendoza – Revolutions
Incognito – Live in Jakarta DVD

May 12
Return To Forever – Live at Montreux 2008 DVD / Blu-ray
Stanley Clarke Trio w/ Hiromi and Lenny White – Jazz in the Garden | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Candy Dulfer – Funked Up! | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Charnett Moffett (feat. Will Calhoun) – The Art of Improvisation

May 19
Richard Elliot – Rock Steady | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Nicola Conte – Rituals | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Terri Lyne Carrington – More To Say… (Real Life Story: NextGen) | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download

May 26
Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez – Quartet Live!
Diana Krall – Live In Rio DVD / Blu-ray

Upojenie by Pat Metheny and Anna Maria Jopek Finally Released In U.S.

Nonesuch has released the 2002 European hit, Upojenie, the collaboration between Pat Metheny and Polish singer Anna Maria Jopek, here in the States. The recording features reimagined well-known Metheny instrumentals with lyrics and vocals as well as Polish folk songs and originals. This new U.S. issue offers previously unavailable bonus tracks.

The 17 songs are on sale at Amazon.com for $12.99 (CD). You can buy the DRM-free, high-quality MP3 album for the same price at Amazon. It’s $14.99 at iTunes (and not DRM-free).

Next for Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny was recently in his home town of Lee’s Summit, Missouri for a Metheny Music Foundation concert. In an interview with the Kansas City Star, he revealed his next project: a new reunion project with Gary Burton with Steve Swallow and Antonio Sanchez.Then, “I’m cleaning off my desk. For the first time in four or five years, I’ll have nothing but blank white paper there. I’m looking forward to that. I’m not sure what will come out.”