Tango::Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone
Makoto Ozone is a Japanese born jazz pianist and improviser
Gary Burton (born January 23, 1943) is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. This approach caused him to be heralded as an innovator, and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in music education from his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music.

Burton was born in Anderson, Indiana in 1943. Beginning music at six years old, he mostly taught himself to play marimba and vibraphone. He began studying piano at age sixteen while finishing high school at Princeton Community High School in Princeton, Indiana (1956–60).[citation needed] He has cited jazz pianist Bill Evans as the inspiration for his approach to the vibraphone.

Makoto Ozone (小曽根真, Ozone Makoto, born March 25, 1961) is a Japanese jazz pianist.He began playing organ at two and by seven was an improviser. He appeared on Japanese television with his father from 1968 to 1970. At twelve he switched to piano after being impressed by the albums of Oscar Peterson. In 1980 he entered the Berklee College of Music and later worked with Gary Burton. He also had his debut in 1983 before returning to his native Japan.


                                                             I flush and my inner goddess grabs a rose between her teeth and starts to tango.
                                                                                                                                                                    E.L. James

 Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone - Tango


Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone — "Face to Face" [Full Album] 1995

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