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Gary Burton

One of the two great vibraphonists to emerge in the 1960s (along with Bobby Hutcherson), Gary Burton's remarkable four-mallet technique (best displayed on an unaccompanied version of "No More Blues" from 1971) can make him sound like two or three players at once. He recorded in a wide variety of settings and always sounds distinctive. Self-taught on vibes, Burton made his recording debut with country guitarist Hank Garland when he was 17, started recording regularly for RCA in 1961, and toured with George Shearing's quintet in 1963. He gained some fame while with Stan Getz's piano-less quartet during 1964-1966, and then put together his own groups. In 1967, with guitarist Larry Coryell, he led one of the early "fusion" bands; Coryell would later be succeeded by Sam Brown, Mick Goodrick, John Scofield, Jerry Hahn, and Pat Metheny. Burton recorded duet sets with Chick Corea (they also toured extensively), Ralph Towner, Steve Swallow, and Paul Bley, and collaborated on an album apiece with Stéphane Grappelli and Keith Jarrett. Among his sidemen in the late '70s and '80s were Makoto Ozone, Tiger Okoshi, and Tommy Smith. Very active as an educator at Berklee since joining its faculty in 1971, Burton (who teamed up with Eddie Daniels in the early '90s for an interesting Benny Goodman/Lionel Hampton tribute tour and recording) remained a prominent stylist. He recorded during different periods of his career extensively for RCA, Atlantic, ECM, GRP, and Concord, releasing Like Minds through the latter in 1998. Two years later, Libertango, his tribute to tango master Astor Piazzolla, arrived. The very personal composition For Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal was issued in 2001 and in 2002 he explored classical music with the duet album Virtuosi, recorded with pianist Makoto Ozone. The year 2004 found Burton back on more familiar ground with the release of Generations, a bop-influenced album featuring a quartet of younger musicians. Burton paired with the same group for 2005's Next Generation. In 2009, Burton released Quartet Live featuring guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist Steve Swallow on Concord. In 2012, he released another duet recording with Corea entitled Hot House. In August of 2013, the vibraphonist released Guided Tour by the New Gary Burton Quartet on Mack Avenue Records. His new bandmates included drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Scott Colley, and guitarist Julian Lage. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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One of the greatest leaders of jazz, on a par with Ellington or Miles Davis, but only recognized as such by jazz people, it seems. Saw him in Yakima WA with Chick Corea in 2012. The venue wasn't perfect - the hall couldn't handle the sonorousness of the vibes and it was muddy at times, but what a thrill that was!

Check out Summertime on his Six Pack album. Best arrangement I've heard.
one the great jazz players last time I watch Gary play was 2012 Detroit Jazz festival he was great.
dflannery47
GB's solos are flawless and should be studied by anyone interested in impovisaton. He's a master.
I never saw Mr Burton play but I have always liked his style. I know he played for years with Chick Corea's many bands and I love that sound. He blends so well into that early sound. He is one of the fathers of fusion but gets little mention. Fusion was just getting off the ground in the early to mid 60's and it was played on the radio some in Chicago. On underground FM. I love it!
I love Mr Burton's music and collaboratio n s . His Duster and Lofty Fake Anagram albums got me started in jazz in the 60s, along with Kenny Burrell and Stan Getz (Sweet Rain is my favorite).
Seeing Burton with Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow and Eberhard Weber back in the day solidified my love of Jazz. One of the flawless jazz improvisers of all time IMHO.
Hearing the Gary Buton Quartet live (Gary Burton, Larry Coryell, Steve Swallow and Roy Haynes) at age 15 turned me on the world of Jazz. Gary is the ultimate improviser.
I love his work,right along side Bobby Hutcherson, Roy Ayers and Milt Jackson. Feel the VIBES.
Gary Burton will be performing at the Jazz Festival- Whistler Jazz on the Mountain. Check out the video. http://www.y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = k w v 3 0 2 a G - G Y
WOW...
Gary Burton is my favorite vibraphonist . I first heard him as a college under-gradua t e percussion major during the mid 60's with his album "Duster." It blew my mind. "Duster" still does as all Mr. Burton's recordings. He is an explorer. Curious. Adventurous. Generous. I am lucky to have come across his extraodinary talent. Mr. Burton has been part of decades of pleasuable music listening. Thank you Mr. Burton. May you have decades more of producing masterful music.

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