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BookChattr is in full swing and I hope you are enjoying reading the book. As you know, we are reading Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton: An Autobiography by Gary Burton. This post will discuss chapters 3-9 and will include listening examples as mentioned in the book.

Chapters 3 – 5 take place in Gary’s early years (around 1959 – 1962). He continues to talk about growing up in Indiana and starting college at the Berklee School of Music. Chapters 6 – 9 are the beginning of the section marked “Apprenticeship” and include his move to New York (when he meets Joe Morello), his time with George Shearing and then Stan Getz. I am enjoying reading about his experiences and lessons he is learning at a very young age.

“Sometimes, we play because we really want to play; sometimes we play as a favor for another musician; and sometimes, it’s just because we need the money. Despite countless hours of practice and concentration to elevate our art, we all too often have to put that aside because of circumstances.” – Gary Burton [Chapter 4, pg. 48-9]

Below, you will find the listening resources. I am also going to put together a Spotify playlist and I will add a link to it on this post. If you find something that is not correct or missing, please let me know.

Chapter 3: The Local Scene
The Nashville All-Stars – After the Riot at Newport

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slZ4vg5L-8g

Chapter 4: College Bound
No musical examples

Chapter 5: New Adventure
New Vibe Man in Town (1961) [Gary’s First Album as a Leader] – Selections

“Joy Spring”
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4NbONUpufc

“So Many Things”

Part II. Apprenticeship

Chapter 6: “Autumn in New York”
Who is Gary Burton? – Selections [with Clark Terry (trumpet), Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone), Phil Woods (alto sax), Gary Burton (vibraphone), Tommy Flanagan (piano), John Neves (bass), Chris Swansen (drums)]

“Storm”
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_icObnisiE

“I’ve Just Seen Her”
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V7AiknIIe8

Chapter 7: On the Job Training, Part One

George Shearing Quintet – September in the Rain
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHpiMqqS3Sw

George Shearing Jazz Concert – Not Available

Chapter 8: The West Coast Scene

Harry Partch – Genesis of a Music

George Shearing Quintet – J.S. Bop
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgwPP3ctf_w

George Shearing Quintet – Out of the Woods
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgwPP3ctf_w&list=PLjRpv3cr2epH0qolHaHRPfzIZULSBNglw

Gary Burton Something’s Coming – Selection
“Summertime”
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soYP5yNnQNE

Chapter 9: On the Job Training, Part Two

Jazz Samba with the Charlie Byrd Trio – Selection
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-vlX8uRLMQ

Stan Getz Focus
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcf455NwMOY

Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto Getz/Gilberto (1963)
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KpIV57PSeo

Getz Au Go Go (1964) – Selection
“Corcovado”
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEbe3OJsdak

The Hanged Man (Movie – First broadcast November 18, 1964)
This was the second made-for-tv movie shown on U.S. television.

“The Girl from Ipanema”
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aYNdWeHE8A#t=24m50s

“Only Trust Your Heart”
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aYNdWeHE8A#t=1h01m59s

Get Yourself A College Girl

“The Girl From Ipanema”
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzw1xEcQg4Y

“Sweet Rain” – Not Available

Bob Brookmeyer and Friends
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fgoFCEpkd0&list=PL8DD04F42C1FE650E

The Groovy Sound of Music – Not Available

A Genuine Tong Funeral
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymbcq5RW0ho&list=PLn2RzTNvfUD_cGMrgkNGRBDHC1zGFwAMs

Dave Gerhart

Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
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