2018 Winter Tour: The Reviews are in!
"This critic has rarely, in 11 years and hundreds of concerts, seen a musician who fed off the energy of the room as voraciously as Burton. On Tuesday night at Blues Alley, he brought his band members in on the feast....The quintet made magic."
—Mike West for The Washington Post, review of 2/20 Blues Alley performance
"With piano finesse, rollick, impressionism, power and risk taking, George Burton made his rousing Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola debut on Wednesday, February 21....taking delicious melodies for long rides."
—Dan Ouellette for Zeal NYC, review of 2/21 Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola performance
Quintet at Dizzy's Club Coca-ColaPhotos GULNARA KHAMATOVA
Torn Trio at Mezzrow Photos GULNARA KHAMATOVA
The Truth Of What I Am [is greater than] The Narcissist
"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
"George Burton's debut album instantly puts him on the jazz map." —Ron Netsky, Rochester City Newspaper
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)