Gary Burton

Jazz vibraphonist and composer. Born 23 January 1943
Gary Burton
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1943-01-23
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Gary Burton

Gary Burton Biography (BBC)

Originally self-taught, Burton attended Boston's Berklee College of Music, where he subsequently returned in 1971 as a teacher, eventually becoming a major figure in jazz education. He was also a child prodigy, with a major label contract by the time he became a student. One of the major innovators on the vibraphone, he adopted many aspects of keyboard technique, including playing simultaneously with four mallets, allowing him to play chords or melody lines (or a mixture of both).

In the early 1960s he worked with George Shearing, and then Stan Getz. He founded his own quartet in 1967, starting a long collaboration with bassist Steve Swallow. Guitarists in the group included, over time, Larry Coryell, Pat Metheny and John Scofield. From the outset, Burton played music that drew heavily on rock influences. His quartet (plus violinist Richard Greene) recorded music by Burton and Michael Gibbs on the pioneering jazz-rock album Throb (1969), and a larger line-up recorded Carla Bley's composition A Genuine Tong Funeral (1967).

Subsequent Burton line-ups have developed his vibes style, combined with a reputation for talent-spotting. Among the musicians who made some of their earliest recordings with his groups are Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith, Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone and Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel. Burton has also played in several duos, with Swallow, with guitarist Ralph Towner, and most successfully of all, with Chick Corea, with whom he has made several discs (including the famous Crystal Silence) and plays one or two concerts each year. Burton and Corea were also reuinted on Burton's 1997 all-star Grammy-winning disc Like Minds.

Gary Burton Biography (Wikipedia)

Gary Burton (born January 23, 1943) is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. This approach caused him to be heralded as an innovator, and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in music education from his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music.

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Question And Answer
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Question And Answer
Gary Burton
Quick And Running
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Quick And Running
Astor Piazzolla
Nuevo Tango
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Nuevo Tango
Gary Burton
Crystal Silence
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Crystal Silence
Django Reinhardt
Daphne
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Daphne
Gary Burton
Grow Your Own
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Grow Your Own
Gary Burton
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
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Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
Gary Burton
Joy Spring
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Joy Spring
Django Reinhardt
Daphne
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Daphne
Astor Piazzolla
Mumuki
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Mumuki
Oscar Levant
Blame it on my youth
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Blame it on my youth
Chick Corea
Duende
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Duende
Richard Rodgers
Little Girl Blue
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Little Girl Blue
Gary Burton
Sweet Henry
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Sweet Henry
Miles Davis
Blue in Green
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Blue in Green
Gary Burton
Senor Mouse
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Senor Mouse
Gary Burton
My Funny Valentine
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My Funny Valentine
Gary Burton
Sweeping Up
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Sweeping Up
Gary Burton
Tossed Salads And Scrambled Eggs
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Tossed Salads And Scrambled Eggs
Antônio Carlos Jobim
Chega de saudade
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Chega de saudade
Gary Burton
Windows
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Windows
Gary Burton
Ladies In Mercedes
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Ladies In Mercedes
Keith Jarrett
Moonchild / In Your Quiet Place
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Moonchild / In Your Quiet Place
Gary Burton
Summertime
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Summertime
Gary Burton
Fleurette Africaine
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Fleurette Africaine
Chick Corea
La Fiesta
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La Fiesta
Gary Burton
Soon
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Soon
Erroll Garner
Misty
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Misty
Chick Corea
Hot House
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Hot House
Maurice Ravel
Le Tombeau De Couperin - Prelude
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Le Tombeau De Couperin - Prelude
Chick Corea
Native Sense
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Native Sense
Jerry Hahn
Turn of the Century
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Turn of the Century
Gary Burton
Late Night Sunrise
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Late Night Sunrise
Billy Cobham
ChildrenÕs Song
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ChildrenÕs Song

ChildrenÕs Song

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Billy Cobham
Chick Corea Title:Taurian Matador
Gary Burton
One Note
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One Note
Gary Burton
I Want You (Live)
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I Want You (Live)
Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez
Sea Journey (Live)
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Sea Journey (Live)

Sea Journey (Live)

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Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez
Bill Lavorgna, Samuel T. Brown, Gil Evans, Gary Burton, Richard Tee, Steve Swallow, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Jerry Hahn & Eric Gale
Las Vegas Tango
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Las Vegas Tango

Las Vegas Tango

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Bill Lavorgna, Samuel T. Brown, Gil Evans, Gary Burton, Richard Tee, Steve Swallow, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Jerry Hahn & Eric Gale
Bob Brookmeyer
Jive Hoot
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Jive Hoot
Stan Getz
The Singing Song
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The Singing Song
Gary Burton
Liturgy
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Liturgy
Gary Burton
Ballet
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Ballet
Gary Burton
Jane Fonda Called Again
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Jane Fonda Called Again
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Late Night Samba
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Late Night Samba
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