- Released: September 4, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atlantic 1560 (1969)
- 2.Las Vegas Tango
- 3.Boston Marathon
- 4.Pain In My Heart
- 5.Leroy The Magician
- 6.I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
Personnel: Gary Burton (vibraphone, piano, organ); Richard Tee (piano, organ); Sam Brown, Jerry Hahn, Eric Gale (guitar); Steve Swallow (acoustic & electric basses); Chuck Rainey (electric bass); Bill Lavorgna, Bernard Purdie (drums, percussion).
Producers: Joel Dorn, Arif Mardin.
Reissue producers: Donald Elfman, Naomi Yoshii.
Recorded from September 2-4, 1969. Originally released on Atlantic (1560).
All tracks have been digitally remastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: Gary Burton (piano, organ, vibraphone); Gary Burton ; Eric Gale , Sam T. Brown, Jerry Hahn (guitar); Steve Swallow (upright bass, electric bass); Chuck Rainey (electric bass, bass guitar); Bill Lavorgna (drums, percussion); Richard Tee (piano, organ, programming); Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums, percussion).
Audio Remixer: Lewis Hahn.
Recording information: 09/02/1969-09/04/1969.
Photographer: Giuseppe Pino.
Throughout much of the latter half of the 1960s, the music of vibraphonist Gary Burton was heavily influenced by rock. But the dominance of electronics and the tendency toward long vamps on tunes like "Vibrafinger" sound rather dated and less satisfying than the vast majority of his other recordings from the era. "Las Vegas Tango" at first shows some promise, but the excessive guitars and percussion soon take over. Check out his far superior quartet albums for ECM and RCA instead. ~ Ken Dryden