The Groovy Sound of Music

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The Groovy Sound of Music
Studio album by Gary Burton
Released 1965
Recorded December 21 & 22, 1964
Genre Jazz
Length 35:59
Label RCA
Gary Burton chronology
Something's Coming!
The Groovy Sound of Music
The Time Machine

The Groovy Sound of Music is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton recorded in 1964 and released on the RCA label which features jazz interpretations of tunes from the Broadway musical The Sound of Music written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.[1]


The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 4 stars stating "Aside from "My Favorite Things", jazz musicians haven't been particularly drawn to songs from The Sound of Music, so the Groovy Sound of Music songbook by Gary Burton is quite a treat".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II
  1. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" - 4:50
  2. "Maria" - 3:34
  3. "An Ordinary Couple" - 4:50
  4. "My Favorite Things" - 5:55
  5. "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" - 4:30
  6. "Do-Re-Mi" - 3:50
  7. "Edelweiss" - 3:03
  8. "The Sound of Music" - 5:27
  • Recorded at RCA Victor's Studio A in New York City on December 21 & 22, 1964.



  1. ^ Gary Burton discography accessed November 24, 2011
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed November 24, 2011