A Genuine Tong Funeral is anything but genuine. Its composer, Carla Bley, says: "Any similarity to Chinese music or folklore, other than in The Funeral 's underlying Oriental dramatic quality was not intended". There are actually Some Dirge - The Gary Burton Quartet With Orchestra* - A Genuine Tong Funeral (Vinyl oriental echoes in parts of the music, including the bell-like quality of Gary Burton's vibraphone and the occasionally reedy tone of Steve Lacy's soprano sax.
Much of the music is decidedly funereal, as well as frequently discordant. As Alyn Shipton's sleeve-notes point out, "It has the seeds of much of her later work, from jaunty European cafe music to anarchic freedom, from an obsession with marches and anthems Yet the piece fails to hang together as an integrated composition.
I LP admired many other works by Carla Some Dirge - The Gary Burton Quartet With Orchestra* - A Genuine Tong Funeral (Vinyl, especially her more recent compositions, but this just seems a depressing series of downbeat tracks with few if any memorable melodies or moments.
Another point against the Tong Funeral is that Gary Burton's quartet often gets sidelined in favour of pre-arranged passages played by the brass and saxes, and there are few opportunities for Burton or Coryell to display the extent of their powers. Retrieved 27 October Gary Burton. Years given are for the recording snot first release, unless this is not known. Chick Corea. Chick Corea discography. Jesse Green. Guest Artist, Liner Notes, Vibraphone. Playboy's 40th Anniversary: Four Decades of Jazz It's Another Day.
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