Sunday, April 16, 2006

Vibraphonist Gary Burton and Guitar Prodigy Play Birdland - New York Times: "Generations, the quintet Mr. Burton is leading this week at Birdland, came about after his recent retirement from Berklee, where he mentored young musicians, by instruction or example, for more than 30 years. (Not all of them were distinguished dropouts.) The ensemble serves, pointedly, as a showcase for his latest protege, Julian Lage, an 18-year-old guitarist. The group highlights Mr. Burton's instinct for scouting out guitarists - Mr. Lage caught his ear as a gifted 12-year-old - along with his commitment to jazz's youthful qualities."

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