|JAZZPAR Artists - Gary Burton|
| Gary Burton (US), b. 1943, was featured with
Thomas Clausen Trio at the JAZZPAR 1990 Event.
In 1990 Gary Burton had for more than two decades been
generally considered the predominant vibraphonist of modern jazz. He is
a stylist and a virtuoso, an original and highly admired artist, not especially
influenced by his predecessors on the vibe or by the wind styles of bop.
He cites such jazz pianists as Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk as main
inspirators. He has at the same time been open to and thus fused jazz
with other types of music: country, rock, Latin America, contemporary
European. Burton is famous for his harmonically sophisticated and lyric
touch, his extensive use of dynamics, and his pioneering four mallets
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