Concert Radio Broadcast of Gary Burton's Arrival

By 
Rob Hayes
January 12, 2011
All hands, taking a bow.
A surprise encore with longtime duet partner Chick Corea.
The master at work.
Old friends in the green room, prior to the show.
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Since arriving as a student at Berklee in 1960, Gary Burton has led groups that have defined jazz's state-of-the-art for five decades, while forming lasting relationships and winning six Grammy Awards. In a rousing, all-hands-on-deck concert celebration in the Berklee Performance Center this past April, Burton was joined by bandmates from his seminal groups. 

The concert, Gary Burton's Arrival: Celebrating 50 Years, will be broadcast from coast to coast on NPR's JazzSet, beginning Friday, January 21. 140 NPR affiliate stations nationwide will carry the program; it will be available on demand on NPRmusic.org throughout 2011; and SiriusXM Radio's Real Jazz channel will carry the show on February 5.

Artists appearing in the concert include Chick Corea; John Scofield; Abraham Laboriel; Joe Lovano; Mick Goodrick; Steve Swallow; Harry Blazer; Antonio Sanchez; Donny McCaslin; Jim Odgren; Makoto Ozone; and Tiger Okoshi; and Burton's Next Generation Band with Julian Lage, Vadim Neselovskyi, Luques Curtis, and James Williams.

In Boston, the concert will air on 89.7 WGBH, Saturday, January 22 at 10:00 p.m. The concert recording was engineered by Berklee Music Production and Engineering Department associate professor of Alejandro Rodriguez.