Ode To An Earth Girl – Bill Barron
A contemplative, introspective ballad with an unusual solo section.
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- Recording: Bill Barron - Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron
- Recorded on: February 21, 1961
- Label: Savoy (MG 12160)
- Concert Key: G
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Tenor Sax - Bill Barron
- Trumpet - Ted Curson
- Piano - Kenny Barron
- Bass - Jimmy Garrison
- Drums - Frankie Dunlop
Instead of soloing over the haunting ballad progression, which would be very interesting, Bill's idea was totally different. He set up a 3/4 double-tempo two-chord D pedal vamp for the entire solo section.
The current CD release, titled "Modern Windows Suite" contains tracks from these two albums.
March 27, 1927 – September 21, 1989
Philadelphia-born tenor saxophonist Bill Barron was also a gifted composer. His first record date was with Cecil Taylor in 1959. In November of that year he recorded Interpretation with drummer Philly Joe Jones on the Riverside label. Barron continued to perform and record with Jones through 1960. In 1961 he started recording as a leader for Savoy records and began his association with trumpeter Ted Curson which resulted in several more recordings. Barron also had a successful career as an educator in the NY area, directing a jazz workshop at the Children's Museum in Brooklyn, and teaching at City College of New York, before leaving the city to become the chairman of the music department at Wesleyan University. He also introduced his younger brother, pianist Kenny Barron, to the jazz recording world and featured him on most of his own recordings. Read more...