A Genuine Tong Funeral

£ 17.99


One of vibraphonist Gary Burton's most intriguing recordings, A Genuine Tong Funeral (Carla Bley's suite which musically depicts attitudes toward death) was called by its composer a "Dark Opera Without Words." Burton's classic Quartet (which also includes guitarist Larry Coryell, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bob Moses) is augmented by six notable all-stars: soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, trumpeter Mike Mantler, Gato Barbieri on tenor, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, Howard Johnson on tuba and baritone and Bley herself on piano and organ. The music is dramatic, occasionally a little humorous, and a superb showcase for Gary Burton's vibes.

The Opening: Interlude; (Shovels) The Survivors; Grave Train
Death Rolls
Morning - Part One
Interlude: "Lament"; Intermission Music
Silent Spring
Fanfare; Mother Of The Dead Man
Some Dirge
Morning - Part Two
The New Funeral March
The New National Anthem; The Survivors
Format: LP
Label: RCA Victor
Catalogue numbers: LSP-3988

Recorded At-RCA Studios
New York

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Rights Society-BMI
Matrix / Runout-LSP3988-A S-87611
Matrix / Runout-LSP3988-B S-87612
Matrix / Runout-LSP-3988 (UPRS-8561)
Matrix / Runout-LSP-3988 (UPRS-8562)
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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