Critically Acclaimed Mack Avenue Records Vibraphonists GARY BURTON and WARREN WOLF Celebrate New Releases with September Engagements in New York City

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Critically Acclaimed Mack Avenue Records Vibraphonists GARY BURTON and WARREN WOLF Celebrate New Releases

with September Engagements in New York City


Burton to Perform at the Blue Note

in Support of Guided Tour:

September 17 – 22


Wolf to Perform at the Jazz Standard

in Support of Wolfgang:

September 19 – 22


Mack Avenue Records vibraphonists Gary Burton and Warren Wolf are set to perform in New York in support of their latest albums – Guided Tour ( released August 6) and Wolfgang (released August 20), respectively. Burton’s New Quartet will perform at the Blue Note from September 17-22, with sets at 8:00PM & 10:30PM. Wolf’s Wolfpack group will perform at the Jazz Standard from September 19-22, with sets at 7:30PM & 9:30PM each night, as well as an 11:30PM set on Friday and Saturday. 

The New Gary Burton Quartet:

Gary Burton – vibraphone

Julian Lage – guitar

Scott Colley – bass

Antonio Sanchez – drums


with Special Guests:

Arturo Sandoval – trumpet (17 & 18)

Terence Blanchard – trumpet (19 & 20)

Larry Coryell – guitar (21 & 22)


8:00PM & 10:30PM


Blue Note Jazz Club

131 West 3rd Street

New York, NY 10012

Phone: 212-475-8592




In the three-year history of the New Gary Burton Quartet, the group has never invited special guests to perform with them. Now, for the first time, the quartet will be joined by three special guests, one performing each night. Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will perform on 17th & 18th; trumpeter Terence Blanchard on the 19th & 20th, and guitarist Larry Coryell will perform on the 21st & 22nd. Coryell’s performance marks a special reunion with Burton – the guitarist got his start in Burton’s first group nearly 50 years ago. The pair hasn’t performed together since 1968. 


A popular phrase in years past was “Life Begins at 60,” but Gary Burton – as he has done so often throughout his career-is rewriting the book on retirement. Having turned 70 in January, an age when most artists begin to solely look back, Burton forges ahead with his new Mack Avenue Records album, Guided Tour, which solidifies the reputation of his next great band, The New Gary Burton Quartet. In addition, Burton has literally written the book on his life, saving those backward glances for his upcoming autobiography, Learning To Listen, due on Berklee Press in late August/early September 2013. 


On Guided Tour, jazz’s most innovative and accomplished vibraphonist proves that The New Gary Burton Quartet – which he premiered last summer on his Mack Avenue debut, Common Ground – was no one-trick pony. Featuring the prodigal guitar genius Julian Lage as well as two veterans, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez, Guided Tour provides a road map to one of the most dynamic bands on the scene today.


The New Gary Burton Quartet - Guided Tour EPK
The New Gary Burton Quartet – Guided Tour EPK


Gary Burton ·  Guided Tour

Mack Avenue Records ·  Release Date: August 6, 2013


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Warren Wolf - Wolfgang


Warren Wolf & Wolfpack:

Warren Wolf – vibraphone

Aaron Goldberg – piano

Reuben Rogers – bass

Billy Williams Jr. – drums

with Special Guest

Darryl Tookes – vocals

(select sets only)


7:30PM & 9:30PM

(Additional set at 11:30PM

on Friday and Saturday)


Jazz Standard

116 East 27th Street

New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-576-2232


Jazz aficionados welcome the dawning of the next generations of talented musicians who boldly stride into progressive territory. Among the most important young jazz stars in that vein is vibraphonist Warren Wolf who delivers his remarkable sophomore album, Wolfgang, on Mack Avenue Records. Wolf, a multi-instrumentalist who has also honed his chops on drums and piano since age three, is also following in the footsteps of vibes masters Bobby Hutcherson and Stefon Harris by becoming a member of the SFJazz Collective (both of whom precede him in the vibes chair).


Wolfgang features two different three-man rhythm sections (pianist Benny Green, bassist Christian McBride, drummer Lewis Nash; and pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Kris Funn, drummer Billy Williams Jr.) as well as two noteworthy duo pieces with pianist/label-mate Aaron Diehl. Wolf and Diehl are both building their careers as young (each under age 35) musicians keeping the jazz tradition alive. Vocalist Darryl Tookes, who performs on “Setembro” on the album, is also scheduled to appear as a special guest at the Jazz Standard, for select sets only (TBA). 


Warren Wolf - Wolfgang - Behind the Scenes
Warren Wolf – Wolfgang – Behind the Scenes
Warren Wolf ·  Wolfgang
Mack Avenue Records ·  Release Date: August 20, 2013
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