Modern Windows

Modern Windows (subtitled A Jazz Suite from the New "Soul" by Bill Barron) is an album by saxophonist Bill Barron which was recorded in 1961 and first released on the Savoy label.[1][2][3] The album was reissued on CD combined with The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron in 2000.

Modern Windows
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Studio album by
RecordedJune 5, 1961
StudioMedallion Studios, Newark, NJ
ProducerHerman Lubinsky
Bill Barron chronology
The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron
Modern Windows
Hot Line


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [5]

In his review on Allmusic, Michael G. Nastos called stated "This is a rich, fulfilling modern jazz window into the soul of one of the most underappreciated masters of the idiom, and is clearly Bill Barron's best work in his criminally miniscule [sic] discograph"[4] All About Jazz noted "A part of the creative Philadelphia jazz scene of his generation, along with many other better-known artists, Bill Barron for too long has been overlooked as an innovator and contributor to the music. The Savoy re-issues may allow a new generation to recognize Bill Barron as one of the quieter but nevertheless valued sounds from that pivotal time".[6]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Bill Barron

  1. "Modern Windows Suite: Men at Work" – 6:43
  2. "Modern Windows Suite: Tone Colors" – 7:30
  3. "Modern Windows Suite: Dedication to Wanda" – 4:09
  4. "Modern Windows Suite: Keystone" – 6:23
  5. "Noodlin'" – 5:49
  6. "Duality" – 6:53
  7. "Self Portrait" – 4:23
  8. "Persian Street Scene" – 3:58



  1. ^ Discography of the Savoy/Regent and Associated Labels accessed February 6, 2017
  2. ^ Bill Barron Catalog accessed February 6, 2017
  3. ^ Bill Barron discography accessed February 6, 2017
  4. ^ a b Nastos, Michael G.. Bill Barron – Modern Windows Suite: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
  6. ^ AAJ Staff All About Jazz Review accessed February 6, 2017