... Burton is at his most exciting, however, when he is pushing the boundaries of the already limitless genre of jazz.

Group 5, one of George Burton's two groups on the scene, is the manifestation of George's relentlessly creative ear for progressive/modern original music that hinges on jazz influenced by rock. Group 5 features saxophonist Chris Hemingway, guitarist Craig Magnano, bassist Pablo Menares, and drummer Wayne Smith Jr.

These master vibe-creators don't merely walk the genre-crossing edge, but rather run it with rock-infused chords heavy with swing, groove, and mood. Their exchange of surprising harmonies, angular rhythms, pointed chords, use of space, and rhythmic elasticity bring deliverance from the traditional rules of engagement, breaking barriers between audience and musician, resulting in an organic harmonic symbiosis. 

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