Gary Burton

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Throughout much of the latter half of the 1960s, the music of vibraphonist Gary Burton was heavily influenced by rock. But the dominance of electronics and the tendency toward long vamps on tunes like "Vibrafinger" sound rather dated and less satisfying than the vast majority of his other recordings from the era. "Las Vegas Tango" at first shows some promise, but the excessive guitars and percussion soon take over. Check out his far superior quartet albums for ECM and RCA instead.

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