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 Inner Circle Music 2016

Inner Circle Music 2016

The Truth Of What I Am [is greater than] The Narcissist

George Burton talks his debut album on WBGO's "The Checkout" 

Top Debuts of 2016, NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

Nextbop's Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2016

2016 Rookie of the Year, Nippertown News

"A fantastic statement of modern jazz." Chris Tart, DownBeat Magazine (Mar 2017)

"[George Burton] finds truth in a world of phoniness." Nate Chinen, WBGO

"[Burton's] vision, a smart melodic postbop with strong elements of R&B and hip-hop ... The Truth [Of What I Am] bursts with promise." —Michael J. West, JazzTimes

"Burton's album is an absolute joy to experience ... one of the most exciting debuts I have heard in years."  —Daniel Palmer, Nextbop

"Burton speaks the language of Logan Richardson and Ambrose Akinmusire - modern harmonic choices and rhythms with a strong influence of hip hop and R&B, the melody always at the center of the conversation." Free Fall Jazz (translation)

"[A] strong and often surprising debut ... There is a prevailing hard bop intensity as well as an inward lyricism in Burton's writing." —David Adler, NYC Jazz Record

"Thought-provoking, contains many fresh melodies and ideas, covers a wide range of emotions, and is filled with surprises." —Scott Yanow,  L.A. JazzScene

"The depth and soul in The Truth makes your head hurt, because your jaw keeps dropping to the floor on every tune."  —J. Hunter, Nippertown News

"Wildly diverse but conceptually cohesive." —Shaun Brady, XPN The Key

"Strong writing and deep pulses make this a winner." —George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

"George Burton's debut album instantly puts him on the jazz map." —Ron Netsky, Rochester City Newspaper

Upcoming Dates

Newport Jazz Festival 2017


PODCAST: "A Conversation with George Burton" 

What's Up Newp?,  2 Aug 2017


George Burton joins SeaVees sneakers as a "Casual Type" (June 2017)

 George Burton for SeaVees

George Burton for SeaVees

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