Gary Burton

Born: 
01/23/1943
City: 
Anderson
Region: 
Indiana
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1960-present
Instruments: 
Marimba, Piano, Vibes
Image Credit: 
By Tom Beetz @ http://home.hetnet.nl/~tbeetz/index.html - Gary Burton, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3915456 / desaturated from original

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Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the usual two-mallets. This approach caused Burton 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 jazz education.

Discography

Released: 1963
Released: 1964
Released: 1964
Released: 1972
Released: 1989