As well as being a first call bassist with many of Scotland's most high profile jazz artists, Burton has been seen and heard recently with such US heavyweights as Ari Hoenig and Jonathan Kreisburg. His playing boasts a beautiful touch and warm tone, a measured assurance in his improvisations, and a solid foundation when in support mode.
As a composer, Burton marries a wonderful blend of heart and mind, providing playful yet tricksy structures on which his band members take great flight. 'Occurrences' finds him at the peak of his creative powers with a recording several years in the making. A suite consisting of seven parts, Burton creates a melodic narrative through the story arc of the album with each member of the group playing key roles as the music unfolds. The group consisting of his long term collaborators - all with highly visible international profiles in their own right - including London born, New York based saxophonist Will Vinson (Gonzallo Rubalcaba, Aaron Parks), fast rising Irish Guitar sensation Mark McKnight (Seamus Blake, Sam Yahel), acclaimed Scottish pianist Steve Hamilton (Gary Burton, Earthworks, Tommy Smith) and James Maddren (Kit Downs Trio, Gwilym Simcock Trio) on drums.
Personnel: Euan Burton (double bass), Will Vinson (soprano and alto saxophones), Mark McKnight (guitar), Steve Hamilton (piano, Fender Rhodes), James Maddren (drums)
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