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     Kenny Barron

Real name: Kenneth Barron
Born: Jun 9, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Hard Bop, Post-Bop
Instruments: Piano, Piano (Electric), Fender Rhodes

A thorough examination of Kenny Barron's musical accomplishments over a span of 50 years necessitates a discography of more than 200 pages. That's because in addition to a distinguished career as soloist and leader he has served as one of the most dependable sidemen in all of post-bop mainstream modern jazz. More than 40 albums have appeared under his name, and his presence on literally hundreds of recordings by other musicians paints a panoramic picture of Kenny Barron's lifelong devotion to the music.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on June 9, 1943, he took on the piano at the age of 12, with a little help from Ray Bryant's sister, known today as the mother of guitarist Kevin Eubanks. Three years later, on the recommendation of his own big brother saxophonist Bill Barron (1927-1989), he joined Mel Melvin's rhythm & blues band. The aspiring pianist gained more experience while working with drummer Philly Joe Jones and saxophonist Jimmy Heath as well as multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef in Detroit. Lateef's album The Centaur and the Phoenix (1960) was Kenny Barron's first modern jazz recording project - not as a performer (Joe Zawinul was the pianist on this date) but as composer and arranger.

His recording debut as an improvising artist took place shortly after he moved to New York in 1961 and cut the first of many albums with his brother, who often aligned himself with two graduates of the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, trumpeter Ted Curson and saxophonist Booker Ervin. A session in 1962 found Barron working with trumpeter Dave Burns, onetime member of sax and flute man James Moody's exciting bop orchestra. Moody himself played an important role in Barron's career, first hiring him to perform at the Village Vanguard, then bringing him into Dizzy Gillespie's band. Barron stuck with Diz and Moody until 1966, performing at clubs and festivals on both coasts and touring through France and England.

Kenny Barron's first great year of independent recording activity was 1967. In addition to co-leading a band with trumpeter Jimmy Owens, the pianist made records with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and saxophonists Joe Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, Tyrone Washington, Booker Ervin, and Eric Kloss. Barron seldom recorded with anyone just once. His discography is thickly woven with inspiring names that recur with the regularity of intricate and colorful patterns that invite further scrutiny. Examples of artists who made a lot of records with Barron during the 1970s are sax and flute men James Moody and Yusef Lateef and bassists Ron Carter and Buster Williams, with people like Earl and Carl Grubbs, Marion Brown, and Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson expanding the range of expression beyond perceived parameters of predictability and accessibility. This healthy combination of freedom and discipline would continue to bear fruit as Barron worked regularly with saxophonists Chico and Von Freeman, John Stubblefield, Nick Brignola, and Stan Getz (with whom he toured extensively during Getz's twilight years). The stylistic range continued to widen as Barron sat in with violinists Michal Urbaniak and John Blake, drummer Elvin Jones, and singing trombonist Ray Anderson.

During the '80s, Kenny Barron composed the score for Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing, appeared on multi-performer tribute albums honoring composers Nino Rota and Thelonious Monk, and became a founding member (with Charlie Rouse, Buster Williams, and Ben Riley) of the definitive Monk legacy band, known as Sphere. Later developments continued to illustrate Barron's remarkable ability to blend with and complement a broad spectrum of artists, such as trumpeters Lee Morgan, Johnny Coles, Chet Baker, Woody Shaw, Eddie Henderson, Rebecca Coupe Franks, Terence Blanchard, and Wallace Roney; clarinetists Perry Robinson and Alvin Batiste; saxophonists Benny Carter, Gary Bartz, Lee Konitz, Eddie Harris, Bobby Watson, Frank Morgan, and Ernie Watts; guitarists George Freeman, Larry Coryell, Ted Dunbar, Jim Hall, and Joshua Breakstone; organist Jimmy McGriff; violinist Regina Carter; bassists Red Mitchell, Dave Holland, and Santi Debriano; vibraphonists Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, and Charlie Shoemake; drummers Louis Hayes, Roy Brooks, and Roy Haynes; percussionist Babatunde Lea; and bandleader Gerald Wilson.

Barron's history of collaborations with vocalists begins with nonchalant scatter Jackie Paris and includes Joe Lee Wilson, Michael Franks, Janis Siegel, Roseanna Vitro, Maria Muldaur, Sheila Jordan, Sathima Bea Benjamin, Teresa Brewer, Mark Murphy, Jimmy Scott, Roberta Flack, Jane Monheit, Jon Lucien, Abbey Lincoln, and Ann Hampton Callaway. A respected educator who has taught at Rutgers, Juilliard, and the Manhattan School of Music, Kenny Barron continues to create music of exceptionally high quality and substantial depth, something he has done for half a century, whether using the Fender Rhodes electromechanical keyboard, a plugged-in harpsichord, a synthesizer, or his lifelong companion, that fundamental jazz instrument, the piano.

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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Kenny Barron - '1+1+1' - 1984, Black Hawk
 Kenny Barron - 'A Table For Two' - 2004, Menus and Music, Sunset Records
 Kenny Barron - 'At The Piano' - 1981, Prevue
 Kenny Barron - 'Canta Brasil' - 2002, Sunnyside
 Kenny Barron - 'First Half Highlights' - 1997, 32 Jazz
 Kenny Barron - 'Freefall' - 2001, Uptown, Universal
 Kenny Barron - 'Green Chimneys' - 1988, Criss Cross
 Kenny Barron - 'Images' - 2004, Universal Jazz
 Kenny Barron - 'Invitation' - 1991, Criss Cross
 Kenny Barron - 'Landscape' - 1985, BMG
 Kenny Barron - 'Lemuria-Seascape' - 1995, Candid
 Kenny Barron - 'Live' - 2010, Candid
 Kenny Barron - 'Live At Bradley's' - 1996, Sunnyside
 Kenny Barron - 'Minor Blues' - 2009, Venus Jazz
 Kenny Barron - 'New York Attitude' - 1996, Uptown
 Kenny Barron - 'Other Places' - 1993, Polygram
 Kenny Barron - 'Rhythm-A-Ning' - 1990, Candid
 Kenny Barron - 'Sambao' - 1993, Verve
 Kenny Barron - 'Scratch' - 1985, Enja
 Kenny Barron - 'Soft Spoken Here' - 1997, 32 Jazz
 Kenny Barron - 'Spiral' - 1993, Four Star
 Kenny Barron - 'Spirit Song' - 2000, Polygram
 Kenny Barron - 'Swamp Sally' - 1996, Verve, Plygram
 Kenny Barron - 'The Moment' - 2002, Sound Hills (Japan)
 Kenny Barron - 'Things Unsee' - 1997, Verve
 Kenny Barron - 'Two As One' - 1987, Red Distribution
 Kenny Barron - 'Wanton Spirit' - 1994, Verve
 Kenny Barron - 'What If?' - 2007, Enja, Tokuma Records
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Nick Brignola - 'It's Time' - 1991, Reservoir
 Tommy Flanagan - 'Together' - 1978, Denon
 Stan Getz - 'Cafe Montmartre' - 2003, Universal
 Charlie Haden - 'Night And The City' - 1996, Polygram
 Harvie S - 'Witchcraft' - 2013, Savant
 Red Mitchell - 'The Red Barron Duo' - 1990, Storyville
 Jimmy Owens - 'You Had Better Listen' - 2001, Collectables, Rhino Atlantic
 George Robert - 'Peace' - 2005, DIW
  как соисполнитель ...
 Ray Anderson - 'Old Bottles, New Wine' - 1992, Enja
 Chet Baker - 'The Best Thing For You' - 1977, A&M
 Chet Baker - 'You Can't Go Home Gain' - 1977, A&M
 George Benson - 'Bad Benson' - 1974, Sony
 George Benson - 'This Is Jazz, Vol. 9' - 1975, Columbia
 Nick Brignola - 'On A Different Level' - 1989, Reservoir
 Nick Brignola - 'Raincheck' - 1988, Reservoir
 Nick Brignola - 'What It Takes' - 1990, Reservoir
 Ann Hampton Callaway - 'After Ours' - 1997, Denon
 Regina Carter - 'Rhythms Of The Heart' - 1999, Verve
 Ron Carter - 'Patrao' - 1980, Milestone, OJC
 Ron Carter - 'Piccolo' - 1977, Milestone
 Joe Chambers - 'New York Concerto' - 1981, BMG, Tombstone
 Stefano Di Battista - 'Parker's Mood' - 2005, EMI, Blue Note
 Ray Drummond - 'Camera In A Bag' - 1994, Criss Cross
 Madeline Eastman - 'Art Attack' - 1994, Madkat
 Booker Ervin - 'Booker 'N' Brass' - 1967, Pacific Jazz, Blue Note
 Jon Faddis - 'Legacy' - 1985, Concord Jazz
 Roberta Flack - 'Roberta' - 1995, Atlantic
 Michael Franks - 'Indispensable: The Best Of Michael Franks' - 1998, Warner Bros.
 Michael Franks - 'Sleeping Gypsy. Tiger In The Rain' - 1977, Warner
 Michael Franks - 'The Best Of Michael Franks: A Backwards Glance' - 1998, Warner Bros.
 Michael Franks - 'The Michael Franks Anthology: The Art Of Love' - 2003, Rhino, Warner Bros.
 Chico Freeman - 'Freeman & Freeman' - 1996, India Navigation
 Stan Getz - 'Apasionado' - 1990, A&M, Dora
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris' - 1963, Philips
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Jambo Caribe' - 1965, Verve
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'The Cool World. Dizzy Goes Hollywood' - Philips
 Dusko Goykovich - 'Bebop City' - 1995, Enja
 Jim Hall - 'Studio Trieste' - 2007, King Japan
 Jim Hall - 'Youkali' - 1982, CTI Records
 Eddie Harris - 'There Was A Time (Echo Of Harlem)' - 1990, Enja
 Roy Haynes - 'Love Letters' - 2003, Columbia
 Eddie Henderson - 'Phantoms' - 1989, SteepleChase
 Eddie Henderson - 'Think On Me' - 1989, SteepleChase
 Joe Henderson - 'Tetragon' - 1967, Milestone, OJC
 Joe Henderson - 'The Kicker' - 1967, Milestone, OJC
 Freddie Hubbard - 'A Soul Experiment' - 1969, Atlantic, Warner Jazz
 Freddie Hubbard - 'Outpost' - 1981, Enja
 J.J. Johnson - 'Things Are Getting Better All The Time' - 1983, OJC, Pablo
 Elvin Jones - 'Time Capsule' - 1977, Universe
 Geoffrey Keezer - 'Sublime: Honoring The Music Of Hank Jones' - 2003, Telarc
 Kiyoshi Kitagawa - 'Ancestry' - 2005, Nessuna
 Lee Konitz - 'Jazz Nocturne' - 1994, Evidence
 Abbey Lincoln - 'A Turtle's Dream' - 1994, Verve, Polygram
 Kevin Mahogany - 'Double Rainbow' - 2009, Enja
 Russell Malone - 'Heartstrings' - 2001, Verve
 Russell Malone - 'Sweet Georgia Peach' - 1998, Prospekt, GRP
 Harvey Mason Sr. - 'With All My Heart' - 2004, RCA Victor, BMG, Bluebird
 Christian McBride - 'Number Two Express' - 1995, Verve
 Helen Merrill - 'Brownie: Homage To Clifford Brown' - 1994, Universal Music
 Jane Monheit - 'Come Dream With Me' - 2001, N-Coded
 Jane Monheit - 'Never Never Land' - 2000, N-Coded
 Idris Muhammad - 'Black Rhythm Revolution. Peace & Rhythm' - 1992, BGP, Age
 Tiger Okoshi - 'Color Of Soil' - 1998, JVC
 Buddy Rich - 'The All Star Small Groups' - 2001, LRC Records
 Buddy Rich - 'Tuff Dude' - 1984, Denon
 David Sanborn - 'Pearls' - 1995, Elektra
 Arturo Sandoval - 'A Time For Love' - 2010, Concord Jazz
 Woody Shaw - 'Solid' - 1986, 32 Jazz
 Sphere - 'Flight Path' - 1984, Elektra
 Sphere - 'Four For All' - 1987, Verve
 Sphere - 'Four In One' - 1982, Elektra
 Sphere - 'Live On Tour' - 1998, Red Records
 Sphere - 'Pumpkins Delight: Live At Umbria Jazz' - 1986, Red Records
 Clark Terry - 'One On One' - 2000, Chesky
 The Classical Jazz Quartet - 'Christmas' - 2006, Kind of Blue
 The Classical Jazz Quartet - 'Play Tchaikovsky' - 2006, Kind Of Blue
 The Classical Jazz Quartet - 'Plays Bach' - 2002, Vertical Jazz, Prospekt
 Stanley Turrentine - 'A Bluish Bag' - 2007, Blue Note
 Tom Varner - 'Jazz French Horn' - 2001, Soul Note
 Bennie Wallace - 'The Nearness Of You' - 2004, Enja
 Ernie Watts - 'The Long Road Home' - 2001, Samson Music
 Barney Wilen - 'New York Romance' - 1994, Sunnyside

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