“The New Crystal Silence” by Chick Corea and Gary Burton

‘The New Crystal Silence’ by Chick Corea & Gary Burton is a live album recorded on May 10 & 12, in Sydney, on July 7 in Molde, Norway and July 13, 2007 in Canary Island and released on February 5, 2008 by Concord.

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Track Listing : 1.Duende (Chick Corea) – 10:54 . 2.Love Castle (Chick Corea) – 12:41 . 3.Brasilia (Chick Corea) – 09:38 . 4.Crystal Silence (Chick Corea) – 14:09 . 5.La Fiesta (Chick Corea) – 13:35 . 6.Bud Powell (Chick Corea) – 07:55 . 7.Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans) – 08:03 . 8.Alegria (Chick Corea) – 05:49 . 9.No Mystery (Chick Corea) – 09:12 . 10.Señor Mouse (Chick Corea) – 09:10 . 11.Sweet And Lonely (Gus Arnheim, Charles Daniels, Harry Tobias) – 06:56 . 12.I Love Porgy (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin & Dubose Heyward) – 04:09 . 13.La Fiesta (Chick Corea) – 10:41

Musicians : Chick Corea – Piano . Gary Burton – Vibraphone . Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Orchestra . Jonathan Stockhammer – Conductor

Production : Produced By Chick Corea & Gary Burton . Brian Vibberts – Audio Engineer, Mixing . Tony David Cray – Engineer . Bernie Kirsh – Engineer . Jason Blackwell – Assistant Engineer . Buck Snow – Assistant Engineer

Package : Julie Rooney – Art Coordinator . R. Andrew Lepley – Photography . Pat Metheny – Liner Notes . Marc Bessant – Art Direction

Recorded On May 10 & 12, 2007 At The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Then On July 7, 2007 At Bjornsonhuset In Molde, Norway And July 13, 2007 At The Auditorio De Tenerife In Canary Island, Spain.

Released February 5, 2008 By Concord.

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allmusic
Anyone who is a fan of the duet recordings between these two should own this. Anyone not familiar should check out the ECM disc firstand then move straight here, filling in the gaps later. They are wonderful counterparts to one another and immensely satisfying listens. […]

BBC
So, what’s with The New Crystal Sessions and how can it be relevant 35 years after their first version? …The original album was essential listening then. The new double album of orchestra and duo is the same but differently so. Older but not staid, these guys have done it again. […]

JazzTimes
“Crystal Silence” stays ethereal for 14 minutes, the massed violins whispering all around the penetrating voices of Corea and Burton. On the other three pieces, the two ensemble entities neither cohere nor meaningfully enhance one another. The best Garland can do is let the orchestra and the duo take turns and coexist relatively peacefully. […]

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