Gary Burton

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Gary Burton (born on January 23, 1943, Anderson, Indiana, USA) is an American jazz vibraphonist and composer.

Having been self-taught on the vibraphone, Burton developed a style of four-mallet chording as an alternative to the usual two-mallets. This approach caused Burton to be heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique were widely imitated.

Burton is notable as one of very few openly gay musicians in jazz history, and has stated that his coming out in his 40s had no adverse consequences for his career as he had feared.

Retired from performing at the age of 74 in 2017 after health issues caused him to lose his perfect pitch and ability to play at the virtuoso level that he demanded of himself.
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LSP-2420 Gary Burton - New Vibe Man In Town album art Gary Burton New Vibe Man In Town (Album) RCA Victor LSP-2420 US 1962 Sell This Version
LSP-2725 Gary Burton - 3 In Jazz album art Gary Burton / Sonny Rollins / Clark Terry Gary Burton / Sonny Rollins / Clark Terry - 3 In Jazz (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-2725 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
LSP-2665 Gary Burton - Who Is Gary Burton? album art Gary Burton Who Is Gary Burton? (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-2665 US 1963 Sell This Version
LPM-2880, LPM 2880 Gary Burton - Something's Coming! album art Gary Burton Something's Coming! (Album) RCA Victor LPM-2880, LPM 2880 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
S 62 535 Gary Burton - Bob Brookmeyer And Friends album art Bob Brookmeyer, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton, Elvin Jones, Ron Carter Bob Brookmeyer, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton, Elvin Jones, Ron Carter - Bob Brookmeyer And Friends (Album) Columbia S 62 535 France 1965 Sell This Version
LSP-3360 Gary Burton - The Groovy Sound Of Music album art Gary Burton The Groovy Sound Of Music (Album) RCA Victor LSP-3360 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
LSP 3642 Gary Burton - The Time Machine album art Gary Burton The Time Machine (Album) RCA Victor LSP 3642 US 1966 Sell This Version
SLP-9005 Gary Burton - Live At Shelly's Manne-Hole album art Larry Bunker Quartette Featuring Gary Burton Larry Bunker Quartette Featuring Gary Burton - Live At Shelly's Manne-Hole (Album) Vault SLP-9005 US 1966 Sell This Version
921 008 Gary Burton - Throb album art Gary Burton Throb (Album) Atlantic 921 008 France 1969 Sell This Version
OVT H 8380 Gary Burton - Carnegie Hall album art Dick Schory With Gary Burton & Paul Horn & Joe Morello Dick Schory With Gary Burton & Paul Horn & Joe Morello - Carnegie Hall (Album) Ovation Records OVT H 8380 US 1970 Sell This Version
MT 2039 Gary Burton - Good Vibes album art Gary Burton Good Vibes (Album) Atlantic MT 2039 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
SD 1598 Gary Burton - Alone At Last album art Gary Burton Alone At Last (Album) Atlantic SD 1598 US 1971 Sell This Version
SD 1577 Gary Burton - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett album art Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (Album) Atlantic SD 1577 US 1971 Sell This Version
K 40378 Gary Burton - Paris Encounter album art Gary Burton & Stephane Grappelli* Gary Burton & Stephane Grappelli* - Paris Encounter (Album) Atlantic K 40378 UK 1972 Sell This Version
ECM 1030 ST, ECM 1030 Gary Burton - The New Quartet album art Gary Burton The New Quartet (Album) ECM Records ECM 1030 ST, ECM 1030 US 1973 Sell This Version
PAP-9009, ECM 1040 ST Gary Burton - Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra album art Gary Burton Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra (Album) ECM Records PAP-9009, ECM 1040 ST Japan 1974 Sell This Version
2383 252 Gary Burton - In The Public Interest album art Mike Gibbs* & Gary Burton Mike Gibbs* & Gary Burton - In The Public Interest (Album) Polydor, Polydor 2383 252 UK 1974 Sell This Version
PA-6055 Gary Burton - Hotel Hello album art Gary Burton / Steve Swallow Gary Burton / Steve Swallow - Hotel Hello (Album) ECM Records PA-6055 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
ECM 1056 ST Gary Burton - Matchbook album art Ralph Towner, Gary Burton Ralph Towner, Gary Burton - Matchbook (Album) ECM Records ECM 1056 ST Germany 1975 Sell This Version
OV-1714 Gary Burton - Percussive Jazz album art Morello* - Burton* - Christian* Morello* - Burton* - Christian* - Percussive Jazz(LP, Album) Ovation Records OV-1714 US 1976 Sell This Version
ECM 1111, 2301 111 Gary Burton - Times Square album art Gary Burton Times Square (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1111, 2301 111 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
PC-51004 Gary Burton - In Concert album art Ahmad Jamal / Gary Burton Ahmad Jamal / Gary Burton - In Concert (Album) Personal Choice Records PC-51004 US 1981 Sell This Version
VIJ-28066 Gary Burton - Gary Burton And The Berklee All-Stars album art Gary Burton And The Berklee All-Stars Gary Burton And The Berklee All-Stars - Gary Burton And The Berklee All-Stars (Album) JVC VIJ-28066 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
ECM 25038-4 E, ECM 4-25038 Gary Burton - Slide Show album art Ralph Towner, Gary Burton Ralph Towner, Gary Burton - Slide Show (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 25038-4 E, ECM 4-25038 US 1986 Sell This Version
81823-1 Gary Burton - The New Tango album art Astor Piazzolla & Gary Burton Astor Piazzolla & Gary Burton - The New Tango (Album) Atlantic 81823-1 US 1987 Sell This Version

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jamesjazzy

jamesjazzy

June 4, 2016
Gary Burton....Classic example of a musician who was superb during the 1970's. Then the 1980's "hit" and normalcy-mainstream took over. Oh the creative 1970's something was in the air...or should I say in their mind.....Let's leave it at that...I don't want to condone the use of "what not's"....

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