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Gary Burton

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 November 2010

Vibraphonist Gary Burton was a teenage prodigy and his four mallet style revolutionised his instrument's playing technique. Prior to his 2010 London Jazz Festival concert, he joined Alyn Shipton in front of an audience on the South Bank to pick his favourite recordings including work with Carla Bley, Chick Corea and Pat Metheny.

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Gary Burton Quartet Country Roads

    Composer: Burton / Swallow Performers: Gary Burton, vib; Jerry Hahn, g; Steve Swallow, b; Roy Haynes, d. RCA Studios, York City, July 1967.

    Country Roads & Other Places, Koch, DRC 11850

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    Gary Burton New National Anthem

    Composer: Carla Bley Performers: Gary Burton, vib; Larry Coryell, g; Steve Swallow, b; Bob Moses, d; Mike Mantler, tp; Steve Lacy, ss; Gato Barbieri, ts; Jimmy Knepper, tb; Howard Johnson, tub; Carla Bley, p. RCA Studios, York City, July 1967.

    A Genuine Tong Funeral, BGO, 723 CD 2

  • Image for Keith Jarrett / Gary Burton

    Keith Jarrett / Gary Burton Grow Your Own

    Composer: Jarrett Performers: Gary Burton, vib; Keith Jarrett, el p; Sam Brown, g; Steve Swallow, b; Bill Goodwin, d. A & R Recording Studios, New York, 23 July 1970.

    Gary Burton and Keith Jarrett / Throb, Atlantic / Rhino, 815994

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    Gary Burton Quintet Dreams So Real

    Composer: Carla Bley Performers: Gary Burton vib; Mick Goodrick, Pat Metheny, g; Steve Swallow, b; Bob Moses, d. Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany, Dec 1975.

    Dreams So Real, ECM, 1072

  • Image for Astor Piazzolla & Gary Burton

    Astor Piazzolla & Gary Burton Astor Piazzolla & Gary Burton - Tango Neuva

    Composer: Piazzolla Performers: Astor PIazzolla, bandoneon; Gary Burton, vib; Pablo Ziegler, p; Fernando Suarez Paz, vn; Horacio Malvicino, g; Hector Console, b. Montreux Festival, 1986.

    The New Tango, Atlantic, 255069, Tr 4

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    Gary Burton La Divetta

    Composer: Ozone Performers: Gary Burton vib; Tommy Smith, ts; Makoto Ozone, p; Steve Swallow, b; Martin Richards, d. Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany, June 1986.

    Whiz Kids, ECM, 831110

  • Image for Gary Burton & Paul Bley

    Gary Burton & Paul Bley Gary Burton & Paul Bley - Carla

    Composer: Paul Bley Performers: Gary Burton, vib; Paul Bley p. Copenhagen, 29 Mar 1990.

    Right Time Right Place, Sonet, 1038, Tr 4

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    Gary Burton Bags Groove

    Composer: Jackson Performers: Gary Burton, vib; Mulgrew Miller, p; Christian McBride, b; Lewis Nash, d. New York / Boston, May / June 2000.

    For Hamp, Red, Bags and Cal, Concord, 4941-2

  • Image for Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone

    Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone - Prelude For Piano No.19 in A minor, Op. 32/8

    Composer: Rachmaninov Performers: Gary Burton vib; Makoto Ozone, p. Bluejay Studios, Massachusetts, Aug & Oct 2001.

    Virtuosi, Concord, 2105-2, Tr 3

  • Image for Chick Corea & Gary Burton

    Chick Corea & Gary Burton Chick Corea & Gary Burton - La Fiesta

    Composer: Corea Performers: Gary Burton, vib; Chick Corea, p. Molde Festival, Norway, July 2007.

    The New Crystal Silence, Concord, 230630 CD 2, Tr 8

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