BookChattr is starting soon. Come join the DrumChattr community and read Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton: An Autobiography by Gary Burton. I started the book last week and I am really enjoy it. The style of writing is conversational and the information is informative and insightful. As I was reading the first couple of chapters, I starting think about how I would like to listen to the pieces Gary talks about in the book. So I decided to put together a resource guide (similar to the Steve Schick Listening Guide Part 1 & Part 2 that I compiled when we read his book). While some of these recordings are probably not the exact recordings Mr. Burton heard, I wanted to familiarize you with the pieces. If there is something I missed or if there is another version we should listen to, please leave your comments below and I will add them to the post.
Part 1: Early Years
Chapter 1: What is a Vibraphone?
Twelfth Street Rag (Performed by Pee Wee Hunt & his Orchestra 1948)
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans – Al Jolson (Played on a Victrola)
Bye Bye Blues (Performed by Les Paul and Mary Ford)
Chapter 2: “After You’ve Gone”
After You’ve Gone (Benny Goodman Sextet 1945)
After You’ve Gone (Eddie Daniels & Gary Burton Quintet Live in Bern, May 1994)
Memories of You (Performed by Lionel Hampton 1939)
Flying Home (Performed Live by Lionel Hampton 1957)
Kind of Blue Miles Davis 1959