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  • 21st Century Dizzy: Danilo Perez and Friends
  • Angelique Kidjo
  • Ann Hampton Callaway
  • Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway - Sibling Revelry
  • Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway in Boom!
  • Artie Shaw Orchestra
  • Arturo Sandoval
  • Ashley Kahn: Spoken Moments
  • Barrence Whitfield And The Savages
  • Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
  • Béla Fleck
  • Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
  • Béla Fleck / Zakir Hussain / Edgar Meyer
  • Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio
  • Bill Charlap
  • Bill Charlap and Sandy Stewart
  • Billy Cobham
  • Blues At The Crossroads
  • Bobby McFerrin
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant
  • Charles Lloyd
  • Chick Corea
  • Chick Corea & Gary Burton Duets
  • China Moses
  • Christian McBride
  • Corea, Clarke & White: Forever
  • Count Basie Orchestra
  • Danilo Perez
  • Dee Daniels
  • Dee Daniels - Great Ladies Of Swing
  • Dee Daniels - The Soul Of Ray Charles
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater
  • Del McCoury Band
  • Delfeayo Marsalis
  • Donny McCaslin
  • Dr. John
  • Dukes Of Dixieland
  • Ellis Marsalis
  • Ernie Watts
  • Fred Hersch
  • Gary Burton
  • Gary Burton Makoto Ozone Duets
  • Glen David Andrews
  • Harold Lopez-Nussa
  • Jack DeJohnette 70th Birthday Tour
  • Jack Jones
  • James Carter
  • James Cotton
  • Jane Monheit
  • Jason Marsalis
  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis
  • Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet
  • Jim Hall
  • Jimmy Heath
  • Jimmy Herring
  • John McLaughlin
  • John Pizzarelli
  • Jon Anderson
  • Julian Lage
  • Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
  • Lisa Fischer
  • Liz Callaway
  • Liz Callaway - The Beat Goes On
  • Liz Callaway - Tribute To Broadway
  • Lyle Mays
  • Madeleine Peyroux
  • Makoto Ozone
  • Maria Schneider
  • Marian McPartland
  • Maureen McGovern
  • Meshell Ndegeocello
  • Michel Camilo
  • Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 55th Anniversary
  • Omaha Diner
  • Oregon With Ralph Towner
  • Ornette Coleman
  • Pat Martino
  • Pat Metheny
  • Pat Metheny Group
  • Pat Metheny Orchestrion
  • Patti Austin
  • Patti Austin & Count Basie Orchestra
  • Pete Seeger
  • POEMJAZZ: Robert Pinsky & Laurence Hobgood
  • Poncho Sanchez
  • Quetzal
  • Ramsey Lewis
  • Ramsey Lewis and Ann Hampton Callaway
  • Ravi Coltrane
  • Red Baraat
  • Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
  • Rory Block
  • Roy Haynes
  • Royal Southern Brotherhood
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa
  • Simone
  • Sonny Knight & The Lakers
  • Sonny Rollins
  • Stacey Kent
  • Stanley Clarke
  • Taylor Eigsti / Julian Lage Duo
  • Terence Blanchard
  • TestTest
  • The Empty Hearts
  • The Soul Rebels
  • Tigran
  • Tinsley Ellis
  • Ute Lemper
  • Wintergatan
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Gary Burton Makoto Ozone Duets

     

    “Playing in a group is sort of like being part of a panel discussion where everyone takes turns offering views on a subject, with support and encouragement from the rest. A solo performance is almost like delivering a speech. But, in a duet, two performers have a face-to-face conversation. It’s very interactive and intensely focused, and if the two players are in rapport, it’s the most exciting music I know. Looking back on my career, it just may be my most ideal musical setting.

     

    Since that first experience in Munich, I’ve had the opportunity to play more duets with Chick and with several other great musicians: Ralph Towner, Steve Swallow and Paul Bley; but most importantly, Makoto Ozone. Makoto was 21 when he joined by band in 1984, and almost immediately we started including duets in our concerts. Before long, we could practically read each other’s minds when we played together.

     

    Besides developing into a great improviser, soloist, and writer, Makoto is an expert in the widest range of styles of almost any musician I know. Being able to explore all kinds of jazz (and some types of music outside of jazz) has been one of the highlights of our collaboration. When we finished recording and I listened to these songs, I was struck by the great variety of our repertoire, everything from standards and contemporary jazz to tango and 1930’s stride. I hadn’t realized how much music we explored over this past decade.

     

    Recording is always a challenge because you want to capture your best on the tape and you don’t have an audience on hand for inspiration. Some projects require a lot of advance preparation, like getting new music ready and setting up for complicated studio situations. Bue a record like this relies almost entirely on preparation which takes place in the player’s minds and comes through experience. Since we have been performing most of these songs with some regularity, we decided to record direct to two-track, playing the pieces as we would at a concert. We wanted to capture the energy we always seem to have when there’s an audience.

     

    This record was non-stop fun for us. And, it documents the adventures we’ve had over ten years of making music. We’ve been a lot of places, played a lot of music, and stood in front of a lot of audiences in that time. We hope you find it as much of an adventure as we have.” 
    - Gary Burton

     

     

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