born on 27/3/1927 in Philadelphia, PA, United States
died on 21/9/1989 in Middletown, CT, United States
Bill Barron (musician)
|Bill Barron (musician)|
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.
Barron died September 21, 1989 in Middletown, Connecticut.
- 1961: The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron
- 1962: The Leopard (Chiaroscuro Records)
- 1962: Modern Windows - A Jazz Suite from the New 'Soul'
- 1962: Hot Line - The Tenor of Bill Barron
- 1963: West Side Story Bossa Nova
- 1978: Jazz Caper
- 1987: The Next Plateau
With Cecil Taylor
- Love for Sale (1959)
With Philly Joe Jones
- Showcase (Riverside, 1959)
With Ted Curson
- Tears for Dolphy (1964)
- The New Thing and the Blue Thing (1965)
With Charles Mingus
- Mingus Revisited
With Sam Rivers