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Michael Brecker - 100% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 March 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 13 January 2007, New York City, New York, USA. Like many musicians of his generation, saxophonist Brecker was attracted in equal measure to R&B and the music of John Coltrane. In 1970, he left home for New York and joined his older brother Randy Brecker in the jazz rock band Dreams, led by drummer Billy Cobham. Subsequen Read more

John Abercrombie - 87% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 December 1944, Portchester, New York, USA. After studying at Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Abercrombie spent four years playing guitar in Johnny ‘Hammond’ Smith’s group. Touring with an established band offered him the kind of practical study that was ideal after Berklee’s academic hothouse of the late 60s. Moving back to New York in 1969, his a Read more

Ralph Towner - 81% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chick Corea - 69% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Armando Anthony Corea, 12 June 1941, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA. After a very musical home environment, pianist Corea’s first notable professional engagements were in the Latin bands of Mongo Santamaría and Willie Bobo (1962-63), playing a style of music that continues to influence him today. Joining Blue Mitchell’s band in 1964, he spent two years with the Read more

Lyle Mays - 69% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 November 1953, Wausaukie, Wisconsin, USA. The varied keyboard talents of Mays are regularly heard together with Pat Metheny. They met in 1975, and forged a musical partnership over a quarter of a century that is built upon respect and admiration for each other’s work. While it was Metheny who rightly took the limelight, the integral backbone of his music has much to Read more

Jack DeJohnette - 67% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 August 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA. DeJohnette studied piano for 10 years, graduating from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. He also played saxophone, but was inspired by the example of Max Roach to take up drums, which he played with the high school band. He would practise for four hours on drums and four on piano, and played in all sorts of situations, from Read more

Steps Ahead - 64% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1979 under the name Steps, this group was seen by founder and vibes player Mike Mainieri (24 July 1938, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) as a way of bringing together some of the virtuoso musicians working in the New York studio scene. Originally comprising Michael Brecker (b. 29 March 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 13 January 2007, New York City Read more

Dave Holland - 62% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz
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Mike Stern - 62% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 January 1953, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. While always a rock-orientated electric guitarist, Stern’s forays into contemporary jazz have never lacked edge or excitement. A student of Pat Metheny while at Berklee College Of Music, his first break came in 1976, when he joined Blood, Sweat And Tears. He worked with seminal fusion drummer Billy Cobham towards the end of t Read more

Charles Lloyd - 60% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 March 1938, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Lloyd was self-taught on tenor saxophone, which he played in his high school band. He gained a Masters Degree at the University of Southern California and became a music teacher at Dorsey High in Los Angeles. In October 1960, he joined the Chico Hamilton Quintet, where he played flute, alto and clarinet as well as tenor, and soon beca Read more

Arild Andersen - 58% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 October 1945, Lilleström, Norway. Andersen’s career as a jazz bass player began under the tutelage of Karel Netolicka and the influential American jazz composer and theorist George Russell, who was then resident in Sweden. From 1966-73 Andersen toured throughout Scandinavia, working with Russell’s orchestra and sextet, Jan Garbarek’s trio and quartet, Read more

Eberhard Weber - 58% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 January 1940, Stuttgart, Germany. Weber’s father taught him the cello from the age of six and he only turned to the bass in 1956. He liked the sound of Bill Haley’s records, saw an old stand-up bass hanging on the wall in the school gym and tried it out. He played jazz in his spare time from making television commercials and working as a theatre director and onl Read more

Pat Metheny - 56% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1954, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA. Although classed as a jazz guitarist, Metheny has bridged the gap between jazz and rock music in the same way that Miles Davis did in the late 60s and early 70s. Additionally, he played a major part in the growth of jazz’s popularity among the younger generation of the 80s. Throughout his career, his extraordinary sense Read more

Terje Rypdal - 56% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1947, Oslo, Norway. The son of a nationally famous conductor, Rypdal had piano lessons as a child, but taught himself the electric guitar. Studying composition at Oslo University, he also studied George Russell’s theories of improvisation with Russell himself, and then played in his big band and sextet. In the late 60, Rypdal began to collaborate with Jan Garb Read more

Kenny Wheeler - 53% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler, 14 January 1930, Toronto, Canada. Sometimes known as Weeny Keller, this outstanding jazz composer, trumpet, cornet and flügelhorn player is one of the shyest and most self-effacing artists imaginable. Buddy Rich once said ‘show me a humble man and I’ll show you a nonentity’ which must make Wheeler the world’s most respec Read more

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