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Variations in Blue is an album by saxophonist Bill Barron which was recorded in 1983 and first released on the Muse label.[1][2][3]

Variations in Blue
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Studio album by
Released1984
RecordedAugust 23 & 24, 1983
StudioJimmy Madison Studio, NYC
GenreJazz
LabelMuse
MR 5306
ProducerBill Barron
Bill Barron chronology
Jazz Caper
(1978)
Variations in Blue
(1984)
Compilation
(1985)

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [4]

In his review on Allmusic, Scott Yanow stated "Bill Barron, who spent much of his life as a music educator, played inventive solos that sounded both spontaneous and well thought-out. Barron, who was underrated throughout his career, cut three records for Muse during 1978–1987, of which this set was the second".[4]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Bill Barron except where noted.

  1. "Variations in Blue" – 6:15
  2. "September 1979" – 7:09
  3. "Be Who You Are" – 7:03
  4. "The Name of This Is" – 7:44
  5. "Swingin' in Bushnell Park" – 9:10
  6. "Minority" (Basheer Qusim) – 6:36

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jazzlists: Muse LP series discography: 5200 to 5249 accessed February 6, 2017
  2. ^ Bill Barron Catalog accessed February 6, 2017
  3. ^ Bill Barron discography accessed February 6, 2017
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Bill Barron – Jazz Caper: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 6, 2017.