Common Ground (Gary Burton album)

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Common Ground
Studio album by
Released4 July 2011
StudioNYU, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York, NY
LabelMack Avenue MAC1061LP
ProducerGary Burton
Gary Burton chronology
Quartet Live
Common Ground
Hot House
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Guardian[2]
All About Jazz[3]
The Irish Times[4]

Common Ground is a studio album by American jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton.[5] The album was recorded by his ‘new quartet’ consisting of guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Common Ground was released on 4 July 2011 via the Mack Avenue label.


Ken Dryden of Allmusic stated "Common Ground stands alongside the many landmark albums in Gary Burton's vast discography." Ray Comiskey of The Irish Times noted "Playing more or less unfashionably straight ahead, vibist Gary Burton’s new quartet ... has a rare chemistry."

Track listing[edit]

1."Late Night Sunrise"Vadim Neselovskyi6:32
2."Never the Same Way"Scott Colley6:57
3."Common Ground"Antonio Sanchez6:58
4."Was It So Long Ago?"Gary Burton6:12
5."Etude"Julian Lage5:46
6."Last Snow"Scott Colley7:01
7."Did You Get It?"Antonio Sanchez5:11
8."My Funny Valentine"Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers7:11
9."Banksy"Julian Lage6:08
10."In Your Quiet Place"Keith Jarrett7:17
Total length:1:05:56




  • Pete Karam – engineer
  • Kevin Gray – mastering


  1. ^ "The New Gary Burton Quartet / Gary Burton: Common Ground". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ Fordham, John (30 June 2011). "Gary Burton: Common Ground – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ KELMAN, JOHN (June 10, 2011). "The New Gary Burton Quartet: Common Ground". All About Jazz. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  4. ^ COMISKEY, RAY (July 15, 2011). "Gary Burton". The Irish Times. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ "The New Gary Burton Quartet – Common Ground". Discogs. Retrieved 11 January 2018.

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