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Gary Burton

vib, *1943 US, Indiana
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Gary Burton (born January 23, 1943) is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer and jazz 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. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in music education from his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music.

  • Vibraphone
  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Marimba
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Last Date on Conception by Gary Burton
Senor Mouse on Crystal Silence by Gary Burton & Chick Corea
Little Girl Blue on Quiet Now: Body And Soul by Stan Getz
Children's Song: No. 6 on Duet by Gary Burton & Chick Corea
Question And Answer on Like Minds by Gary Burton
Reunion on Reunion by Gary Burton
Blue in Green on Paris Encounter by Gary Burton & Stéphane Grappelli
Falling Grace on Crystal Silence by Gary Burton & Chick Corea
I'm Your Pal on Crystal Silence by Gary Burton & Chick Corea
Autumn on Reunion by Gary Burton

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Take Another Look: A Career RetrospectiveGary Burton2018Album
Something's Coming! - The Groovy Sound Of Music - The Time MachineGary Burton2016Compil.
Hommage À Eberhard WeberPat Metheny, Jan Garbarek, Gary Burton, Scott Colley, Danny Gottlieb, Paul McCandless, Michael Gibbs, Helge Sunde, SWR Big Band2015Album
ConceptionGary Burton2014Compil.
Time ThreadMakoto Ozone, Gary Burton2013Album
Piazzolla ReunionGary Burton2010Album
Quartet LiveGary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez2009Album
If You Love Me (L'Hymne A L'Amour)Richard Galliano Quartet Featuring Gary Burton2007Album
Live At Montreux 2002Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone2006Album
Jazz Essentials Featuring Take FiveDave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Sonny Stitt, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny2005Compil.
Next GenerationGary Burton2005Album
GenerationsGary Burton2004Album
InteractionChick Corea, Gary Burton2004Album
Music StoriesThanos Mikroutsikos / Gary Burton2003Album
Famous Jazz Duets - Live in ConcertChick Corea, Gary Burton, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow2003Album
Music StoriesThanos Mikroutsikos / Gary Burton2003Album
VirtuosiGary Burton, Makoto Ozone2002Album
Selected RecordingsGary Burton2002Compil.
For Hamp, Red, Bags, And CalGary Burton2001Album
Inner UrgeDave Young Trio With Special Guest Gary Burton2000Album
Libertango - The Music Of Astor PiazzollaGary Burton2000Album
No More BluesGary Burton And Trio Hum2000Album
All The Things You ArePat Metheny . / The Heath Brothers / Gary Burton / Ahmad Jamal / Trio Hum1999Album
Waltz For DebbyAhmad Jamal Special Guest Gary Burton1999Album
Astor Piazzolla Reunion - A Tango ExcursionGary Burton1998Album
Like MindsGary Burton • Chick Corea • Pat Metheny • Roy Haynes • Dave Holland1998Album
CollectionGary Burton1996Compil.
Live In CannesGary Burton1996Album
Face To FaceGary Burton & Makoto Ozone1995Album
It's Another DayGary Burton & Rebecca Parris1994Album
Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett / Gary Burton: ThrobGary Burton & Keith Jarrett1994Compil.
Swallow (Special Radio Edits CD)Steve Swallow Featuring Gary Burton, John Scofield, Carla Bley1992Album
Flowers And TreesThe Thomas Clausen Trio Featuring Gary Burton1992Album
Benny Rides AgainEddie Daniels And Gary Burton1992Album
Jim Hall And Friends Live At Town Hall Vol.2Jim Hall Featuring John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Mick Goodrick, Gary Burton1991Album
Cool NightsGary Burton1991Album
Right Time - Right PlaceGary Burton / Paul Bley1990Album
ReunionGary Burton1990Album
Times Like TheseGary Burton1988Album
Artist's ChoiceGary Burton1987Compil.
The New TangoAstor Piazzolla & Gary Burton1987Album
Planet Jazz: Gary BurtonGary Burton1986Compil.
Gary Burton And The Berklee All-StarsGary Burton And The Berklee All-Stars1986Album
Slide ShowRalph Towner, Gary Burton1986Album
WorksGary Burton1984Compil.
Bright DimensionsGeorge Shearing, Gary Burton, Shelly Manne1984Compil.
In ConcertAhmad Jamal / Gary Burton1981Album
Gary BurtonGary Burton, Steve Swallow, Roy Haynes, Tiger Okoshi, Chick Corea1981Compil.
The Vibe Man Gary BurtonGary Burton1980Compil.
Times SquareGary Burton1978Album
Gary Burton / Larry CoryellGary Burton / Larry Coryell1977Compil.
Percussive JazzJoe Morello - Gary Burton - Bobby Christian1976Album
Hotel Hello / MatchbookGary Burton, Steve Swallow, Ralph Towner1975Compil.
Hotel HelloGary Burton / Steve Swallow1975Album
MatchbookRalph Towner, Gary Burton1975Album
Turn Of The CenturyGary Burton1975Compil.
Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber OrchestraGary Burton1974Album
In The Public InterestMichael Gibbs & Gary Burton1974Album
The New QuartetGary Burton1973Album
Norwegian WoodGary Burton1973Compil.
Alone At LastGary Burton1971Album
Gary Burton & Keith JarrettGary Burton & Keith Jarrett1971Album
Carnegie HallDick Schory With Gary Burton & Paul Horn & Joe Morello1970Album
Good VibesGary Burton1970Album
ThrobGary Burton1969Album
Paris EncounterGary Burton & Stéphane Grappelli1969Album
Fleurette Africaine / General Mojo Cuts UpGary Burton1968Single
Live At Shelly's Manne-HoleLarry Bunker Quartette Featuring Gary Burton1966Album
The Time MachineGary Burton1966Album
The Groovy Sound Of MusicGary Burton1965Album
Something's Coming!Gary Burton1964Album
Who Is Gary Burton?Gary Burton1963Album
3 In JazzGary Burton / Sonny Rollins / Clark Terry1963Album
New Vibe Man In TownGary Burton1962Album
Crystal BreakChick Corea & Gary BurtonAlbum
Four DukeJay Leonhart, Joe Beck, Gary Burton, Terry ClarkeAlbum
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