What is Gary Burton famous for?

Gary Burton was born on January 23, 1943 in Anderson, Indiana. He is an American jazz vibraphonist. He developed a pianistic style of 4 mallet technique instead of the typical 2 mallet technique. He is considered an innovator and many people imitate his technique. He pioneered fusion jazz and he popularized the duet format in jazz education due to his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music.