Gary Burton - André Juarez - Vibrafone Solo
Label: Eldorado - 946126 • Format: CD Album • Country: Brazil • Genre: Jazz, Latin • Style: Latin Jazz
Gary Burton born January 23, is an American jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton - André Juarez - Vibrafone Solo , 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. Burton was born in AndersonIndiana in Expedition - Erik Wøllo - The Polar Drones music at six years old, he mostly taught himself to play marimba and vibraphone.
He has cited jazz pianist Bill Evans as the inspiration for his approach to the vibraphone. He studied with Herb Pomeroy and soon befriended composer and arranger Michael Gibbs. After establishing his career during the s, he returned to join the staff of Berklee from —, serving first as professor, then dean, and executive vice president during his last decade at the college. Early in his career, at the behest of noted Nashville saxophonist Boots Randolph Burton moved to Nashville and recorded with several notable Nashville musicians, including guitarist Hank Garlandpianist Floyd Cramer and guitarist Chet Atkins.
After touring the U. Predating the jazz-rock fusion  craze of the s, the group's first album, Duster, combined jazz, countryand rock. However, some of Burton's previous albums notably Tennessee Firebird and Time Machineboth from had already shown his inclination toward such experimentation. Burton was named Down Beat magazine's Jazzman of the Year in the youngest to receive that title and Gary Burton - André Juarez - Vibrafone Solo Minor Rain - Biomechanics / Monoscope first Grammy Award in The following year Burton began a forty-year collaboration with pianist Chick Corea recognized for popularizing the format of jazz duet performance.
Their eight albums won Grammy Awards in,and Burton is known for his variation of traditional four-mallet grip which has come to be known as "Burton Grip," and is very popular among jazz vibraphonists as well as some concert marimbists, Gary Burton - André Juarez - Vibrafone Solo Pius Cheung and Evelyn Glennie.
From to Burton hosted a weekly jazz radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio. Burton retired from performing in March following a farewell tour with pianist and longtime collaborator Makoto Ozone. Following an early marriage in his twenties, Burton married for a second time, from —84, to Catherine Goldwyn, granddaughter of film producer Samuel Goldwyn — They have two children, Stephanie and Sam, and two grandchildren.
By the s, Burton was in a gay relationship and he came out publicly in a radio interview with Terry Grossmaking him one of rather few openly gay jazz musicians of prominence. Burton's partner is Dustin Le and they live in South Florida. With Thomas Clausen. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gary Burton.
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