Since the new millennium, Burton has remained as active as ever as an educator and as a performer. He combined forces with friends Steve Swallow and Pat Metheny in 2007, touring the country with drummer Antonio Sanchez in revamped version of Burton's original quartet. The group recorded a live album at Yoshi's in Oakland, California. The group can be heard reinterpreting old classics like "Falling Grace" and "Sea Journey" among others. Burton has rose through the ranks of faculty at the Berklee College of Music, retiring in 2004 as the executive vice president of the school.
Burton and Corea released a new duets album in 2008 entitled The New Crystal Silence. Some songs of note from the album include "Waltz for Debby" and "Senor Mouse". The album builds on the chemistry found on the duo's previous two releases but the two musicians manage to elevate their game even more stronger on this release. Both display their virtuosity, playing advanced melodic and harmonic passages with precise execution and precision.
Gary Burton born January 23, 1943, in Anderson, IN; wife's name, Cricket; children: two. Education: Attended Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory, 1961-63.
Began recording in Nashville, TN, 1960; toured with pianist George Shearing, 1963; performed with saxophonist Stan Getz, 1964-67; bandleader, 1964-; appeared at Newport Jazz Festival, 1970, and Montreux Festival, 1971; staff member at Berklee College of Music; author of The Musician's Guide to the Road.
Awards: Down Beat awards: named Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, 1965; Jazzman of the Year, 1968; numerous citations in the magazine's readers' and critics' polls, 1968-; Grammy Awards: Best Solo Performance, for Alone at Last, 1971; Best Group Performance, for Duet, 1979; inducted into Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame, 1989.
Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Jazzwoche Burghausen 2011
- Eleanor Rigby
Chick Corea - piano
Gary Burton - vibraphone
42. Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen, Germany, 2011