Now, we are releasing our second CD, GUIDED TOUR (again on Mack Avenue), as before featuring mostly music written by all the members of the band. We have already toured with the new music in Europe (May 2013), and will be touring the USA in September and October.
August 8, 2013 the Miami Herald review of Gary’s autobiography, Learning to Listen:
James Gary Burton was 6, growing up in a small town in Indiana, when his father decided he should have music lessons. Looking for the appropriate instrument, the family attended several music performances, including one by a marimba and vibraphone teacher.
My guess is that a lot of people think they might write a book someday. (This is especially true of those of us who are bookworms to begin with.) I have always marveled at the work of genius writers, the ones who not only can write correctly, but have rhythm in their phrasing that is practically musical. Because I have such respect for truly gifted writers, I never thought I would attempt writing a book myself, any more than I would decide to paint a portrait or dance a ballet.
New York Times: August 23, 2013: SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass. — There’s a moment in “Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton,” an autobiography due out on Sept. 3 from Berklee Press, that depicts the author’s earliest encounter with Miles Davis. It happened at a summer jazz festival in Mr. Burton’s home state, Indiana, and probably could have gone a little better.…