Passengers (Gary Burton album)

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Studio album by The Gary Burton Quartet with Eberhard Weber
Released 1977
Recorded November 1976
Talent Studio, Oslo
Genre Jazz
Length 40:48
Label ECM
ECM 1092
Producer Manfred Eicher
Gary Burton chronology
Dreams So Real
Times Square

Passengers is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton's Quartet with bassist Eberhard Weber recorded in 1976 and released on the ECM label in 1977.[1] The album is notable for featuring the early work of guitarist Pat Metheny and several of his compositions.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Although none of the individual songs caught on, the attractive sound of the post-bop unit and an opportunity to hear Pat Metheny in his formative period make this a CD reissue worth exploring".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Pat Metheny except as indicated
  1. "Sea Journey" (Chick Corea) - 9:18
  2. "Nacada" - 4:15
  3. "The Whopper" - 5:32
  4. "B & G (Midwestern Nights Dream)" - 8:26
  5. "Yellow Fields" (Eberhard Weber) - 7:02
  6. "Claude and Betty" (Steve Swallow) - 6:15



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 8, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 34. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.