1973 Gary Burton – The New Quartet

The New Quartet is an album by Gary Burton, released in 1973.

Gary Burton (born January 23, 1943) is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. This approach caused him to be heralded as an innovator, and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in music education from his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music.


1  Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly (Chick Corea) 6:42
2  Coral (Keith Jarrett) 4:12
3  Tying Up Those Loose Ends (Gordon Beck) 5:16
4  Brownout (Gary Burton) 6:37
5  Olhos De Gato (Carla Bley) 5:40
6  Mallet Man (Gordon Beck) 7:13
7  Four Or Less (Michael Gibbs) 6:12
8  Nonsequence (Michael Gibbs) 4:30



Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Harry Blazer
Guitar Mick Goodrick
Vibraphone Gary Burton

Liner Notes

Producer – Manfred Eicher
Engineer – John Nagy
Mixed By – Kurt Rapp, Martin Wieland

Design (Cover Design) – B & B Wojirsch

Manufactured By – PDO, Germany
Phonographic Copyright (p) – ECM Records GmbH
Copyright (c) – ECM Records GmbH
Made By – PDO, Germany
Recorded on March 5 and 6, 1973 at Aengus Studios, Fayville, Mass.