Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton

Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton

by Gary Burton


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

(Berklee Press). Winner "Best Book of the Year" 2014 award from the Jazz Journalists Association. In Learning to Listen , Gary Burton shares his 50 years of experiences at the top of the jazz scene. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Burton made his first recordings at age 17, has toured and recorded with a who's who of famous jazz names, and is one of only a few openly gay musicians in jazz. Burton is a true innovator, both as a performer and an educator. His autobiography is one of the most personal and insightful jazz books ever written.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876391402
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,215,929
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment v

Intro vii

Part I Early Years 1

Chapter 1 What's a Vibraphone? 1

Chapter 2 "After You've Gone" 13

Chapter 3 The Local Scene 25

Chapter 4 College Bound 41

Chapter 5 New Adventure 53

Part II Apprenticeship 65

Chapter 6 "Autumn in New York" 65

Chapter 7 On the Job Training, Part One 75

Chapter 8 The West Coast Scene 91

Chapter 9 On the Job Training, Part Two 103

Chapter 10 The Real Stan Getz Quartet 127

Chapter 11 Trying Some New Things 139

Chapter 12 Going Out with a Bang 155

Part III On My Own 165

Chapter 13 The Gary Burton Quartet 165

Chapter 14 Life in the Big Time 181

Chapter 15 Flower Power 191

Chapter 16 Finally Part of the New York Scene 205

Chapter 17 "There'll Be Some Changes Made" 215

Part IV Putting More on the Plate 231

Chapter 18 Working Two Jobs 231

Chapter 19 Going Solo 239

Chapter 20 New Duet, New Label, New Band 245

Chapter 21 Discovering New Talent 253

Part V Middle Years 265

Chapter 22 Wedding Bells Again 265

Chapter 23 A Trip to Moscow, and the Family Grows 283

Chapter 24 Back to Berklee 299

Part VI Moving On 307

Chapter 25 Who Is Gary Burton? 307

Chapter 26 Tango Lessons 317

Chapter 27 Moving Forward 327

Chapter 28 Understanding the Creative Process 333

Chapter 29 The End Game 341

Chapter 30 Life Begins at Sixty 349

Discography 357

About the Author 365

Index 367

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