Burton and Ozone continued to collaborate over the years, always seeming to inspire each other to perform at the highest level. Their 1995 duet recording, Face to Face, seemed to re-energize Burton after his release of several forgettable recordings in the early '90s. It also reintroduced Ozone to American audiences after he moved back to Japan in 1989. Since then, Burton has turned out a string of top-notch recordings, including a tribute to Argentinean tango master Astor Piazzolla and a wonderful homage to vibes legends Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, Milt Jackson and Cal Tjader (For Hamp, Red, Bags and Cal). Not surprisingly, Ozone was part of both projects. Burton and Ozone's appearance at the Sheldon is sure to highlight work from an upcoming record (due out in a month or so) featuring classical compositions by the likes of Scarlatti and Barber rearranged in a jazz idiom.
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