A Genuine Tong Funeral

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A Genuine Tong Funeral
Studio album by Gary Burton
Released 1968
Recorded July 1967
Genre Jazz
Length 43:35
Label RCA
Producer Brad McCuen
Gary Burton chronology
Lofty Fake Anagram
(1966)
A Genuine Tong Funeral
(1967)
Gary Burton Quartet in Concert
(1968)

A Genuine Tong Funeral is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton featuring compositions by Carla Bley recorded in 1967 and released on the RCA label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "One of vibraphonist Gary Burton's most intriguing recordings... The music is dramatic, occasionally a little humorous, and a superb showcase for Gary Burton's vibes".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone (positive) [3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Carla Bley
  1. "The Opening / Interlude : Shovels / The Survivors / Grave Train" - 6:37
  2. "Death Rolls" - 1:36
  3. "Morning (Part 1)" - 1:43
  4. "Interlude : Lament / Intermission Music" - 4:28
  5. "Silent Spring" - 7:58
  6. "Fanfare / Mother of the Dead Man" - 2:51
  7. "Some Dirge" - 7:47
  8. "Morning (Part 2)" - 1:17
  9. "The New Funeral March" - 2:40
  10. "The New National Anthem / The Survivors" - 6:34
    • Recorded in New York City in July 1967.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Burton discography accessed November 21, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 21, 2011
  3. ^ Burks, John (January 4, 1969). "A Genuine Tong Funeral". Rolling Stone (San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc.).