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     Don Byron

Born: Nov 8, 1958 in New York, NY.
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Avant-Garde Jazz, Klezmer, M-Base, Post-Bop, Jazz.
Instruments: Clarinet (Bass), Clarinet.

An inspired eclectic, Byron has performed an array of musical styles with great success. Byron first attained a measure of notoriety for playing Klezmer, specifically the music of the late Mickey Katz. While the novelty of a black man playing Jewish music was enough to grab the attention of critics, it was Byron's jazz-related work that ultimately made him a major figure.

Byron is an exceptional clarinetist from a technical perspective; he also possesses a profound imagination that best manifests itself in his multifarious compositions. Byron's at heart a conceptualist. Each succeeding album seems based on a different stylistic approach, from the free jazz/classical leanings of his first album, Tuskegee Experiments (Nonesuch, 1992), to the hip-hop/funk of Nu Blaxpoitation (Blue Note, 1998). Byron's composition "There Goes the Neighborhood" was commissioned by the Kronos Quartet and premiered in London in 1994. He's also composed for silent film, served as the director of jazz for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and scored for television. Byron was born and raised in New York City, the son of a mailman who also occasionally played bass in calypso bands, and a mother who dabbled on piano. As a child, Byron developed asthma; his doctor suggested he take up a wind instrument as therapy. Byron chose clarinet. His South Bronx neighborhood had a sizeable Jewish population, which partly explains his fascination with Klezmer. Byron was encouraged by his parents to learn about all different kinds of music, from Leonard Bernstein to ($Dizzy Gillespie. Byron's models on clarinet included Tony Scott, Artie Shaw, and especially Jimmy Hamilton. As an improviser, Joe Henderson was a prominent influence. As a teenager Byron studied clarinet with Joe Allard. Byron attended the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with George Russell. While at NEC, Byron was recruited to play in Hankus Netsky's Klezmer Conservatory Band. Byron moved from Boston back to New York in the mid-80s, where he began playing with several of the city's more prominent jazz avant-gardists, including David Murray, Craig Harris, and Hamiet Bluiett. A year after recording Tuskegee Experiments, Byron made Plays the Music of Mickey Katz(Nonesuch), which put something of an end to his Klezmer career (at least in terms of recording). Byron's career built steadily over the course of the '90s. By the end of the decade he had signed with Blue Note records. While hardly a radical, Byron is an original voice within the bounds of whatever style he happens to embrace.

- Chris Kelsey (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=3807 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.donbyron.com Personal website. Project, biography, discography, music
www.mindspring.com/~gerryhem/recordings.html Recordings
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Byron About from 'wikipedia'
www.ejn.it/mus/byron.htm About on Europe Jazz Network [mobile]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Byron About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Don Byron - 'A Fine Line: Arias & Lieder' - Blue Note
 Don Byron - 'Bug Music' - 1996, Nonesuch
 Don Byron - 'Ivey-Divey' - 2004, Blue Note
 Don Byron - 'Love, Peace And Soul' - 2012, Savoy Jazz
 Don Byron - 'No-Vibe Zone: Live At Knitting Factory' - 1996, Knitting Factory
 Don Byron - 'Nu Blaxploitation' - 1998, Blue Note
 Don Byron - 'Plays The Music Of Mickey Katz' - 1993, Elektra Entertainment
 Don Byron - 'Romance With The Unseen' - 1999, Blue Note
 Don Byron - 'Tuskegee Experiments' - 1992, Elektra Nonesuch
 Don Byron - 'You Are No 6: More Music For Six Musicians' - 2001, Blue Note
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Various Artists - 'As Long As You're Living Yours: The Music Of Keith Jarrett' - 2000, Prospekt, RCA
  как соисполнитель ...
 Ralph Alessi - 'This Against That' - 2002, RKM
 Anthony Braxton - '4 (Ensemble) Compositions' - 1992, Black Saint
 Uri Caine - 'Sphere Music' - 1992, Polydor
 Uri Caine - 'The Classical Variations' - 2007, Winter & Winter
 Uri Caine - 'The Goldberg Variations' - 2000, Winter & Winter
 Uri Caine - 'Toys' - 1996, JMT
 Uri Caine - 'Urlicht, Primal Light' - 1997, New Edition, Winter & Winter
 Tom Cora - 'It's A Brand New Day. Tom Cora Live At The Knitting Factory' - 2000, Knitting Factory
 Bill Frisell - 'Have A Little Faith' - 1992, Elektra, Nonesuch
 Bill Frisell - 'The Sweetest Punch: The Songs Of Costello And Bacharach' - 1999, Polygram, Decca
 Bill Frisell - 'This Land' - 1994, Elektra, ECM
 Jerome Harris - 'Hidden In Plain View' - 1995, New World
 Gerry Hemingway - 'Special Detail' - 1990, hatART
 D.D. Jackson - 'Paired Down, Vol. 2' - 1997, Justin Time
 David Murray - 'David Murray Big Band, Conducted By Lawrence "Butch" Morris' - 1992, Disk Union, DIW, Columbia
 David Murray - 'South Of The Border' - 1995, DIW
 Bobby Previte - 'Hue And Cry' - 1993, Enja
 Bobby Previte - 'Weather Clear, Track Fast' - 1991, Enja
 Wallace Roney - 'Prototype' - 2004, High Note
 Allen Toussaint - 'The Bright Mississippi' - 2009, Nonesuch
 Cassandra Wilson - 'Blue Light. Til Dawn' - 1993, Prospekt, Blue Note

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