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Gary Burton: Take Another Look: A Career Retrospective (Mack Avenue)

At 75, Gary Burton—a jazz giant since his teens—is one of the few musicians for whom a five-disc career retrospective seems too tiny. This is, after all, a man who not only led a pioneering fusion group with Larry Coryell rocking out on guitar, but was also equally at home playing with Stephane Grappelli or … Read More “Gary Burton: Take Another Look: A Career Retrospective (Mack Avenue)”

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Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton by Gary Burton

In his introduction to Learning to Listen, master vibraphonist Gary Burton offers readers the choice of absorbing his story as either that of “a gay jazz musician or … a jazz-playing gay man, whichever you prefer.” This declaration might potentially put off jazz fans with no particular interest in LGBT issues. But Burton’s book is … Read MoreLearning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton by Gary Burton”

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