From DownBeat / June 2K17

Jazz mallet player Gary Burton has performed his last concert &, apparently, made his last recordings.
Following several medical procedures relating to cardiac problems he found, after one that had him "lights out" for 1/2 hour, his previous sense of absolute pitch failing & some other cognitive probs so he decided to totally retire.

http://downbeat.com/news/detail/qa-with-gary-burton-a-fond-farewell

Some may already be aware of that; others, like me who haven't followed his career as closely may be taken by surprise.

So, no more of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7BKXtMCuRM


This
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g895EWwv7H8


Or even this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU9qeXvTgiI


At least we're not reading the obit yet but it's still a sad loss.
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