1991 Gary Burton – Cool Nights

Cool Nights is a 1991 studio album by American jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton. The album was recorded in the Studio A of the Power Station in New York City. In the accompanying booklet the record label explains that Burton’s music in this album changed direction. This time Burton wanted to play something closer to music of such famous jazz names as Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae. Burton’s friend Pat Metheny did not play for this album but wrote four of the eleven songs.


1  Going Home (Mitchel Forman) 03:46
2  Cool Nights (Pat Metheny) 04:34
3  With Mallets A Forethought (Bob James) 06:35
4  Take Another Look (Pat Metheny) 05:43
5  I Never Left (Tommy Kamp) 05:09
6  Gorgeous (Mitchel Forman) 06:38
7  Huba Huba (Vince Mendoza) 04:34
8  Hopscotch (Wolfgang Muthspiel) 04:41
9  Artifacts (Bob James) 06:12
10  The Last To Know (Pat Metheny) 04:48
11  Farmer’s Trust (Pat Metheny) 06:41


BassWill Lee
DrumsPeter Erskine
GuitarWolfgang Muthspiel
KeyboardsBob James
SaxBob Berg
VibraphoneGary Burton
PercussionWill Lee
PercussionPeter Erskine

Liner Notes

Producer – Gary Burton
Producer (Assistant) – Tommy Kamp
Producer (Executive) – Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen
Coordinator – Michelle Lewis
Creative Director – Andy Baltimore
Engineer (Assistant Recording, Mixing) – Aaron Kropf
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Mixed By – Roy Hendrickson
Post Production – Joseph Doughney, Michael Landy
Recorded By – Ted Jensen

Graphic Design – Andy Ruggirello, Dan Serrano, David Gibb, Scott Johnson, Sonny Mediana
Photography – Judy Schiller, Michael Going

Edited At The Review Room
Mastered At Sterling Sound
Mixed At Power Station
Recorded At Power Station
Phonographic Copyright (p) GRP Records, Inc
Copyright (c) GRP Records, Inc