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 New Vibe Man In Town — Gary Burton Gary Burton New Vibe Man In Town (Album) RCA Victor LSP-2420 US 1962 Sell This Version
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LSP-2725 3 In Jazz — Gary Burton 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
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LSP-2665 Who Is Gary Burton? — Gary Burton Gary Burton Who Is Gary Burton? (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-2665 US 1963 Sell This Version
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LPM-2880, LPM 2880 Something's Coming! — Gary Burton Gary Burton Something's Coming! (Album) RCA Victor LPM-2880, LPM 2880 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
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S 62 535 Bob Brookmeyer And Friends — Gary Burton 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
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LSP-3360 The Groovy Sound Of Music — Gary Burton Gary Burton The Groovy Sound Of Music (Album) RCA Victor LSP-3360 US 1965 Sell This Version
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LSP-3642, LSP 3642 The Time Machine — Gary Burton Gary Burton The Time Machine (Album) RCA Victor LSP-3642, LSP 3642 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
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SLP-9005 Live At Shelly's Manne-Hole — Gary Burton 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
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921 008 Throb — Gary Burton Gary Burton Throb (Album) Atlantic 921 008 France 1969 Sell This Version
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OVT H 8380 Carnegie Hall — Gary Burton 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
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MT 2039 Good Vibes — Gary Burton Gary Burton Good Vibes (Album) Atlantic MT 2039 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
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SD 1598 Alone At Last — Gary Burton Gary Burton Alone At Last (Album) Atlantic SD 1598 US 1971 Sell This Version
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SD 1577 Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett — Gary Burton Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (Album) Atlantic SD 1577 US 1971 Sell This Version
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K 40378 Paris Encounter — Gary Burton Gary Burton & Stephane Grappelli* Gary Burton & Stephane Grappelli* - Paris Encounter (Album) Atlantic K 40378 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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ECM 1030 ST, ECM 1030 The New Quartet — Gary Burton Gary Burton The New Quartet (Album) ECM Records ECM 1030 ST, ECM 1030 US 1973 Sell This Version
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ECM 1040 ST, ECM-1040-ST, 2310 350 Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra — Gary Burton Gary Burton Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra (Album) ECM Records ECM 1040 ST, ECM-1040-ST, 2310 350 US 1974 Sell This Version
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2383 252 In The Public Interest — Gary Burton Mike Gibbs* & Gary Burton Mike Gibbs* & Gary Burton - In The Public Interest (Album) Polydor, Polydor 2383 252 UK 1974 Sell This Version
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ECM-1-1055 Hotel Hello — Gary Burton Gary Burton / Steve Swallow Gary Burton / Steve Swallow - Hotel Hello (Album) ECM Records ECM-1-1055 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
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ECM 1056 ST Matchbook — Gary Burton Ralph Towner, Gary Burton Ralph Towner, Gary Burton - Matchbook (Album) ECM Records ECM 1056 ST Germany 1975 Sell This Version
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OV-1714 Percussive Jazz — Gary Burton Morello* - Burton* - Christian* Morello* - Burton* - Christian* - Percussive Jazz(LP, Album) Ovation Records OV-1714 US 1976 Sell This Version
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UPS-2059-KR Very Touchy — Gary Burton Gary Burton Very Touchy(LP) Joker (2) UPS-2059-KR Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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ECM 1111, 2301 111 Times Square — Gary Burton Gary Burton Times Square (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1111, 2301 111 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
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PC-51004 In Concert — Gary Burton Ahmad Jamal / Gary Burton Ahmad Jamal / Gary Burton - In Concert (Album) Personal Choice Records PC-51004 US 1981 Sell This Version
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TT 6006 Bright Dimensions — Gary Burton George Shearing & Gary Burton With Shelly Manne George Shearing & Gary Burton With Shelly Manne - Bright Dimensions(LP, RE, RM) Tall Tree Records TT 6006 US 1984 Sell This Version
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VIJ-28066 Gary Burton And The Berklee All-Stars — Gary Burton 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

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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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