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2013 marks the 70th birthday of jazz vibraphonist and master teacher Gary Burton. Last month he celebrated his birthday in grand style with a week of performances with special guests. Opening his first two nights he invited the legendary Arturo Sandoval to share the band-stage. Then, Grammy-Award winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard hit the stage for two nights of fiery sets. And closing out the week was Gary reuniting with the legendary Larry Coryell. This was both Gary and Larry's first time playing together in 45 years since the two have recorded and toured in his first working quartet. Gary has a brand new autobiography marking his 50 years as a musician titled "Learning To Listen." The book reflects on the musicians he's played with over the years ranging from Stan Getz, George Shearing, and Roy Haynes just to name a few. He also sheds some light on his life as an educator and the highs and lows of the record industry. In addition to Gary's book, his latest Mack Avenue Records release "Guided Tour" is the second release with the label but also the second to feature talented musicians like Julian Lage, Antonio Sanchez, and Scott Colley. To order Gary's latest CD "Guided Tour" or his autobiography "Learning To Listen," please visit him online at www.garyburton.com or www.facebook.com/officialgaryburton+ More details
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