Bill Barron (musician)
|Birth name||William Barron, Jr.|
|Born||March 27, 1927|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
|Died||September 21, 1989 (aged 62)|
Middletown, Connecticut, US
|Associated acts||Ted Curson, Cecil Taylor, Kenny Barron|
Barron was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He first appeared on a Cecil Taylor recording in 1959, and he later recorded extensively with Philly Joe Jones and co-led a post-bop quartet with Ted Curson. His younger brother, pianist Kenny Barron, appeared on all of the sessions that the elder Barron led. Other musicians he recorded with included Charles Mingus and Ollie Shearer.
Barron also directed a jazz workshop at the Children's Museum in Brooklyn, taught at City College of New York, and became the chairman of the music department at Wesleyan University. He recorded for Savoy, recording that label's last jazz record in 1972, and Muse. The Bill Barron Collection is housed at the Institute of Jazz Studies of the Rutgers University libraries.
- 1961: The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron (Savoy)
- 1961: Modern Windows (Savoy)
- 1962: Hot Line (Savoy)
- 1963: West Side Story Bossa Nova (Dauntless)
- 1963: Now Hear This! (Audio Fidelity) with Ted Curson
- 1966: A Swedish-American Venture (Dragon)
- 1972: Motivation (Savoy)
- 1978: Jazz Caper (Muse) - released 1982
- 1983: Variations in Blue (Muse)
- 1985: Compilation (Cadence)
- 1985: Live at Cobi's 2 (SteepleChase) with Kenny Barron
- 1987: The Next Plateau (Muse)
- 1987-88: Live at Cobi's (SteepleChase)
- 1989: 'Higher Ground (Joken)
With Kenny Barron
- Lucifer (Muse, 1975)
With Cecil Taylor
- Love for Sale (United Artists, 1959)
With Philly Joe Jones
With Ted Curson
- Plenty of Horn (Old Town, 1961)
- Tears for Dolphy (Fontana, 1964)
- Flip Top (Freedom, 1964 )
- The New Thing & the Blue Thing (Atlantic, 1965)
- Snake Johnson (Chiaroscuro, 1981)
With Charles Mingus
- Mingus Revisited (Limelight, 1960 )
- Yanow, Scott. Bill Barron at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "Jazz discography.com". Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2009-10-06.
- "The William "Bill" Barron (1927 – 1989) Collection" (PDF).