Gary Burton : Like you might expect in the 21st century, I met Sandro Norton online, exploring various musical issues. As we got better acquainted, Sandro wondered if I would be interested in coming to Portugal to play with his jazz musicians. After a year or so of working out details, I was on my way to Lisbon and Porto for a couple of very enjoyable weeks of concerts.
Pip Williams: World famous producer, Pip Williams, said:“A great guitarist across many genres. He has a great attitude in the studio.”
Ian Anderson: “You are one of the best guitarists of the last decades. Your work brings a magical blend of technique and melodic adventures in jazz musician.”
Sandro Norton’s album “Flying High” showcases his unique and captivating blend of jazz and experimental acoustic guitar techniques. He ventures into unexplored sonic realms by incorporating diverse elements of world music. Distinguished musicians and producers have praised his technical prowess, melodic adventures, and professional approach. Grammy winner Gary Burton describes the music as terrific and testifies to the memorable experience of collaborating with Sandro Norton in Portugal. During their concerts, the artists jointly performed a mix of Sandro’s compositions – with his musicians – as well as Gary’s own pieces.The concerts featured a variety of guest musicians and singers, adding to the dynamic and ever-changing atmosphere. The combination of instruments, including violin and harmonica expertly played by Luis Trigo, brought a unique flavour to the performances. Sandro Norton’s main group, comprising of the talented musicians: pianist, João Salcedo; drummer Mário Barreiros and Carlos Barretto, impressed Gary Burton with their skills. The collaboration between Gary Burton and Sandro Norton was seamless and magical, as if they had been playing together for years. The unexpected recording of one of their concerts resulted in the album “Flying High,” became Gary Burton’s final recording project before retirement. The album represents a historical landmark of their delightful collaboration, and Gary is pleased to share it with listeners worldwide.
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