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Legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton performs live at KPLU

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-896100.mp3

Here’s a rare treat; a solo performance from 6-time Grammy Award-winning vibraphonist, Gary Burton. In his 50-year (and counting) recording career, Burton has recorded with many different group configurations and has done a number of duo recordings with artists including bassist, Steve Swallow, guitarist, Ralph Towner and most famously, pianist, Chick Corea, but we rarely get to hear him all by himself.

In this performance interview with KPLU/Jazz24 program host, Abe Beeson, it’s just Gary Burton and his vibes...and it’s wonderful. During their conversation, Gary talks about the first time he performed in a duo setting with Chick Corea. He also recalls the circumstances that caused him to master the technique of using four mallets (two in each hand) when playing the vibes, rather than just two, which was the standard when Burton first took up the instrument. Along the way, he also delivers three masterful solo vibraphone performances, O Grande Amour, Blame It On My Youth and My Romance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vf-gTakrp0

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Justin joined KNKX in 2009 as the station's first Multimedia Manager. In this role, Justin helped to produce multimedia content, and implement systems and procedures in efforts to transform KNKX from a traditional broadcast station into a multi-platform media organization.
Nick began working at KNKX as a program host in the late 1980’s and, with the exception of a relatively brief hiatus, has been with the station ever since. Along with his work as a Midday Jazz host, Nick worked for several years as KNKX’s Music Director. He is now the station’s Production Manager and also serves as a fill-in host on KNKX’s jazz and blues programs.