GARY BURTON answers all of your questions…

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INTERVIEW TIMESTAMPS – CLICK TO SKIP TO YOUR FAVOURITE QUESTIONS
0:00 THE STUDIO introduction
3:59 Introducing Gary Burton
4:21 Gary’s new hobbies and skills since retirement
7:11 Clair Omar Musser (winning a competition at the age of 6)
15:15 The story of Gary’s signature mallets over the years
20:00 What is your approach to mallet choice?
22:26 Favourite places to visit around the world
25:47 Gary explains why he didn’t create Burton grip
26:32 Gary’s autobiography and how it came about
28:26 Why did you shave your mustache?
29:28 How do you play so accurately?
31:05 How do you approach improvisation?
35:19 How do you improve mallet technique?
43:38 What was it like to lose your perfect pitch?
46:54 To what extent is creative freedom allowed when interpreting music for arrangement?
51:38 Leading and arranging for the Gary Burton Quartet
55:35 Is there anyone that you wish you could have played with but didn’t get the chance to?
58:40 Who are your favourite up and coming vibraphonists?
1:01:01 Gary’s microphone setup for live and studio settings
1:04:25 What is your approach to writing a composition?
1:10:56 Why haven’t you written a method book about Burton grip?
1:13:10 What do you see in the future of the vibraphone?

VIDEOS MENTIONED BY GARY
Gary Burton demonstrates the Burton grip

Gary with Makoto Ozone 1 (Scarlatti K20)

Gary with Makoto Ozone 2 (Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin)

Gary with Makoto Ozone 3 (Barber, Excursion)

Gary Burton playing ‘The Sunset Bell’ in 1966

Gary Burton and Chick Corea

New Gary Burton Quartet ‘Bag’s Groove’ (with guitar and vibes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9j3-XPzNiQ

Bill Evans Trio ‘Emily’ in 1969

Lewis Wright ‘Tokyo 81’

Vid Jamnik ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’

Stefon Harris ‘I Fall In Love Too Easily’

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