Edward Burke

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Not to be confused with the jazz trombonist of the same name, but bound to be for even more than the usual reasons, this Edward Burke has been closely involved with enough recording projects to bury a…
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Not to be confused with the jazz trombonist of the same name, but bound to be for even more than the usual reasons, this Edward Burke has been closely involved with enough recording projects to bury a Quonset hut. These include lavish complete collections, rare living recordings, and everything in between. Burke does the dirty work of restoring old recordings and photographs; he has also been involved in the engineering process on reissue, as well as paying loving attention to every detail of the packaging.

In the late '40s and early '50s, Burke was a music enthusiast who managed to tape some classic live performances around the Los Angeles area. Sometimes it is simply just photos he snapped at such occasions that are his passport to yet another album credit. Collectors who are into Glenn Miller or Frank Sinatra are bound to have a set that Burke was involved with, but the list of artists he has worked with is much more lengthy. So lengthy, in fact, that he crosses paths with the trombonist of the same name more than once in the course of preparing tapes for release by artists who featured Edward Burke in their brass section.