Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ shipping
George Burton | The Truth of What I Am > The Narcissist

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Kamasi Washington Robert Glasper Sun-Ra

More Artists From
United States - NY - New York City

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Crossover Jazz Jazz: Piano Jazz Moods: Featuring Piano
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Truth of What I Am > The Narcissist

by George Burton

The Truth of What I Am fuses traditional hard bop, avant-garde,post bop,and R&B. The 10-original tracks are an antidote to the self-centered, narcissistic culture of "me", and is a testament and diversity of Burton's artistic vision.
Genre: Jazz: Crossover Jazz
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Brown
3:04 album only
clip
2. Song Six
8:55 album only
clip
3. First Opinion
1:36 album only
clip
4. Second Opinion
6:33 album only
clip
5. Stuck in the Crack
5:34 album only
clip
6. Ber...nie's
1:00 album only
clip
7. In Places
7:43 album only
clip
8. Ambition and Pride
4:42 album only
clip
9. Bernie's Tune
5:55 album only
clip
10. Ecidnac (Intro)
1:20 album only
clip
11. Ecidnac
6:09 album only
clip
12. From Grace to Grass
8:12 album only
clip
13. Song Six (Trio)
2:47 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Before the first note is even played, pianist and composer George Burton’s commanding presence makes apparent that he is an innovative, risk-taking bandleader. His highly anticipated debut release on Inner Circle Music, The Truth of What I Am > (is greater than) The Narcissist takes its title and inspiration from jazz iconoclast Charles Mingus, who once said: ”In my music, I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time.” The album is an antidote to the self-centered, narcissistic culture of “me,” and is a sonic portrait of the complexity and diversity of Burton’s artistic evolution that an artist’s vision is not solely about oneself.

For The Truth of What I Am, Burton assembled an impressive lineup of acclaimed collaborators including guitarist Ilan Bar-Lavi, alto saxophonist Chris Hemingway, trumpeter Jason Palmer, bassist Noah Jackson, in addition to his fellow Philadelphia natives tenor/alto saxophonist Tim Warfield, trumpeter Terell Stafford, drummer Wayne Smith, Jr., and two-time Grammy winner, producer (and bassist) Derrick Hodge.

Most of the tunes on here are originalcompositions that are treated as vehicles for interplay with each tune being a departure and a return, a collaborative pushing of the boundaries of genre, and playing music for what music is, not playing it for what people perceive it to be.The Truth of What I Am fuses traditional hard bop, avant-garde,post bop,and R&B. The 10-original tracks are an antidote to the self-centered, narcissistic culture of "me", and is a testament and diversity of Burton's artistic vision.

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review