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Gary Burton: Next Generation

Read "Next Generation" reviewed by Andrew Velez

Vibes virtuoso, composer, educator and five-time Grammy winner Gary Burton has played a pivotal role in furthering the careers of newcomers through the years. Among many others, John Scofield, Carla Bley and Pat Metheny come quickly to mind. “I take my cue from Stan Getz, who often hired younger players to stay sharp," Burton has remarked; ...

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Gary Burton: Next Generation

Read "Next Generation" reviewed by Robert R. Calder

Cheap press release stuff first: guitarist Julian Lage (rhymes with French plage) is some years short of twenty-one; and barring Burton, the other group members look even younger. But seriously, he's a stunning musician: hear his empathic interaction with Burton toward the end of Neselovskyi's “Prelude for Vibes."

There's a plethora of such details throughout, ...

Gary Burton: Next Generation

Read "Next Generation" reviewed by John Kelman

Mentoring is a significant part of the jazz tradition--established artists have long provided a musical context where young musicians can evolve and assimilate the experience and knowledge of their mentors. Miles Davis did it throughout his career, bringing a number of significant musicians to the fore, including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and John McLaughlin.

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