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Jazz Week: Jazz Vibraphonist Gary Burton.

Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton. He invented a four-mallet grip for the instrument that is used by many contemporary players. Burton left Stan Getz's quartet in the mid 60's (at the age of 24) to form his own combo; a few years later he hired a young guitarist named Pat Metheny, giving Metheny his first taste of big time jazz. Burton has been teaching percussion and improvisation classes at the Berklee School of Music in Boston; in 1985 he was named Dean of Curriculum there. Burton has over fifty albums to his credit and three Grammy awards. (originally broadcast 1/5/94)


Other segments from the episode on December 29, 2000

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 29, 2000: Interview with Elvin Jones; Interview with Gary Burton; Interview with Lester Bowie; Review of the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?".


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