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Gary Burton


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Born: 1943/01/23
Birth Place: Anderson, Indiana, United States
Years Active: since 1960
Genres: Jazz, Jazz Fusion

Gary Burton (born January 23, 1943, Anderson, Indiana) is an American jazz vibraphonist. A true original on the vibraphone, 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.

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