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I'm working something out with Gary Burton. I think he's willing to autograph a bunch of books for VW members! You know his new autobiography is coming out soon. Well I asked him if we could have some collectors vibesworkshop books!

I'll send out an email soon with a link to paypal. the book will cost the same amount and Gary will sign it and his office will mail it to you guys.

What do you think? I think that's pretty cool, huh?


piro Wed, 08/07/2013 - 13:44

Well I'd sure love to have such a copy.Sign me up. I am really looking forward to reading this book.
Thanks Gary for taking the time to share your singular experiences, I have always appreciated your wisdom and clear and insightful use of analogy and metaphor and your gift for expression in both words and music. It will be so interesting to hear more of the story.

ed saindon Wed, 08/07/2013 - 14:43

Very cool Tony. Please count me in. Always enjoy Gary's writings. Very engaging. I really liked his book about road travel for musicians. It had a lot of great stories in there as well as valuable tips for musicians while on the road. Ed

BarryK Wed, 08/07/2013 - 20:26

In reply to by ed saindon

If it's anything like he's written here, I am going to dig it. Can't wait. Thanks, Gary!


vibraman Wed, 08/07/2013 - 20:56

please dont forget germany :)

great idea tony!

johndaly Thu, 08/08/2013 - 08:39

Def count me in Tony..since Gary and me share same birthday maybe I should write one..:)


tonymiceli Thu, 08/08/2013 - 23:15

I've worked out all the details. i just need to set this up on paypal and then send an email to everyone. he said he'll autograph as many as i sell. i hope we wear out his fingers!

ed saindon Tue, 08/27/2013 - 21:06

Hi Tony, I missed that email with the paypal link. Can you send it to me? I hope you had a great summer. Looks like you were all over the place! Ed

John Keene Thu, 08/29/2013 - 05:10

I got my book the other day and finished reading it last night. Thanks again for setting this up for us, Tony. I really enjoyed reading it, and learned a lot plus one new resolution - I promise never to complain about bandleaders again after reading what Gary went through working for Stan Getz.

piro Fri, 08/30/2013 - 11:32

Hey Thanks Gary and Tony for setting this up. What a great way to get a book:Autographed and personalized, and what a fascinating read. On the one level it is great to read this book as a vibes player, on another level it is just as fascinating to read the story of someone trying to fit into this weird macho jazz scene from such a different angle. Thanks again

pax Sun, 09/01/2013 - 17:25

Loved the book, couldn't put it down. I'd love to know more about "A Genuine tong Funeral", my first vibraphone record, I loved the cover art you picked. thanks

Redders Sun, 09/08/2013 - 05:32

The book arrived during the week, I've been dipping into it and it's very well written, very entertaining and also very interesting too! It makes a lot of sense in understanding the legend that is GB.

Stefan vdb Sun, 09/08/2013 - 14:00

Thanks Gary and Tony,

I haven't started yet. There is another book I'm really looking forward to read first.
But I'll keep you posted when I read it.



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