Opus Half – 1995
Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone
One of the hardest-swinging performances ever by vibraphonist Gary Burton
Gary Burton became famous not only for his ability to play vibes in a virtuosic fashion utilizing four mallets, but for his adventurous music which ranged from early fusion and post bop jazz to introspective ECM explorations and championing a variety of top young guitarists.
However this performance of “Opus Half” is quite a bit different.
The joy displayed during the interplay by Burton and Ozone is exhilarating.