Personalities | Gary Burton | Sixties | Jazz & Blues

(Vibraphone, b. 1943)

Gary Burton is one of the most impressive vibists in jazz, at times using four mallets in order to harmonize with himself. He began his career in country music with guitarist Hank Garland, played jazz with George Shearing and Stan Getz, and then helped to instigate the jazz-rock fusion movement through his group with guitarist Larry Coryell and drummer Roy Haynes. Burton has made marvellous duet albums with Chick Corea and Paul Bley, and taught at Berklee College of Music from 1971–2002.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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