Gary Burton

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  1. Take Another Look: A Career Retrospective - Gary Burton

Gary Burton

Take Another Look: A Career Retrospective

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5-LP 180-gram box set w/ 12-page booklet

The first ever career-spanning collection of recordings by legendary jazz vibraphonist and multi-GRAMMY® Award winner Gary Burton. Burton's legacy is an estimable one, a wealth of riches traversing the boundaries of genre, style, nation or generation. It's nearly impossible to summarize such an adventurous career, but Take Another Look: A Career Retrospective offers a stunning and well-curated overview in 35 tracks over five 180-gram vinyl LPs, including one previously unreleased offering from his New Quartet, a rendition of Pat Metheny's “Elucidation” from 2005. The included booklet features rare photos, ephemera and insightful liner notes by Neil Tesser: critic, radio host, GRAMMY-winning author, and editor of Burton's acclaimed autobiography “Learning To Listen” (Berklee Press, 2013). The collaborators represented on Take Another Look are a staggering array of marquee names from the jazz world and beyond: icons like Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Jim Hall, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy, Michael Brecker, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Dave Holland, Stéphane Grappelli, tango master Astor Piazzolla and pioneering soul drummer Bernard Purdie; genre-blurring fusion greats including Bob James, Peter Erskine and Will Lee; Burton discoveries-turned-jazz-giants such as John Scofield, Larry Coryell, Pat Metheny and Julian Lage; ECM staples Ralph Towner, Eberhard Weber and Wolfgang Muthspiel; and countless others. Produced by Nick Phillips and Gary Burton. Mastered by Joe Tarantino. Manufactured by RTI.

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To call vibraphonist Gary Burton a superstar is wildly underplaying the impact he has had on the world of music. His long career as a performer, teacher, improviser, recordingartistand mentor to generations of musicians has been unmatched, playing with Chick Corea, Chet Atkins, Stan Getz, Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, PatMethenyand many more. Along the way, he has been nominated for more than a dozenGRAMMY®Awards, winning seven. His four-mallet technique has exploded the music world, showing the capacity for the vibraphone to offer a range and depth no less versatile than that of the piano. One of his hallmarks has been to find and mentor other budding musicians, such as Metheny and Makoto Ozone, among others. Burton returned to Berklee in 1971 to teach and thus began a more than three-decade run as a teacher, director ofcurriculumand vice president of the college.