The New Crystal Silence is a 2008 live jazz album by Chick Corea and Gary Burton. It was released in a 2-disc set. The first disc was recorded May 10 & 12, 2007 at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. The second disc was recorded on July 7, 2007 at Bjornsonhuset in Molde, Norway, except for the track "Señor Mouse", which was recorded July 13, 2007 at the Auditorio de Tenerife in Canary Island, Spain.
For Crystal Silence, the first of several partnerships between Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton in the 1970s, the two musicians selected an interesting array of material. The compositions on this record are all modern ones, either by Steve Swallow, Mike Gibbs, or Corea himself. It is a mostly downtempo affair, which allows each player to stretch out and play highly melodic solos over the often difficult changes. In keeping with most ECM releases, there is a distinct presence of European elements to the improvisations. There are few overt blues or bebop phrases, Corea and Burton opting.
Crystal Silence is an album by Chick Corea and Gary Burton. It was recorded in November 1972 and produced by Manfred Eicher for ECM Records. Their collaboration went further in 1979 with the albums Duet and In Concert, Zürich, October 28, 1979, also on ECM Records. Nearly 30 years later they followed up again with The New Crystal Silence in 2008, this time on Concord Records. Señor Mouse" (Chick Corea) - 6:20. Arise, Her Eyes" (Steve Swallow) - 5:08. I'm Your Pal" (Steve Swallow) - 4:02.
Gary Burton, Chick Corea. Profile: "With truly spontaneous and advanced improvisational fluency and flawlessly precise ensemble playing (two rare qualities on their own rarely seen with this kind of abundance in equal measure) their duo instantly became one of the best bands in the world, and has continued as such for 35 years no. -Pat Metheny, 2008. Members: Chick Corea, Gary Burton. Variations: Viewing All Gary Burton, Chick Corea.
I discovered Crystal Silence in the late 90s. Gary Burton and Chick Corea have stood the test of time as classic jazz fusion musicians. This is a great CD to play when you're working on the computer, reading or writing. Somehow Chick Corea's piano and Gary Burton's vibraphone work together as a whole, creating unique, complex and relaxing music. They inspired many other great musicians that followed in the fusion genre, but this album is a classic that I love. Gary Burton was there, and he & Chick played basically the entire Crystal Silence album on stage while they set-up Chick Corea's band. This is an unbeleivable album, probably one of my top five all time albums of any genre. It's also an amazing album for any aspiring drumkit player to practice with.
Pianist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton were performing individually at a 1972 Munich festival, and ended up as the only two artists at a late night jam session. The 15-minute "Duet Suite" opens the album on a bright note but, with a knotty melody that Corea and Burton deliver in unison, with the same degree of facility as on Crystal Silence, it's proof (as if any were needed) that they were still capable of doing more than just capturing notes off the written page.
LP (Item 515685) ECM, 1972 - Condition: Very Good. Temporarily Out Of Stock. LP, Vinyl record album. Send In Stock Notice. Mellow vibes and spacious piano – a 70s classic from the team of Chick Corea and Gary Burton, serving up some of their finest work of the decade! The style is a bit mellower and more contemplative than some of Chick's harder-hitting fusion of the time – and he seems to nicely borrow a page from Burton's book on the record, letting space seep into the tracks as much as his own work on the acoustic piano – which is used here in a warmer, more contemplative mode than we. normally expect from Corea.
Crystal Silence Gary Burton, vibraphone; Chick Coria, piano (studio). Chick Corea & Gary Burton Bud Powell (The New Crystal Silence 2008). Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Crystal Silence (1972) 06. Falling Grace.