Bill Barron Discography

1961 (age 34)

Bill Barron Quintet

Ted Curson, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums.
Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, February 21, 1961
Blast OffSavoy MG 12160, 92878-2
Ode To An Earth Girl-
Fox Hunt-
Oriental Impressions-
Back Lash-
Nebulae-
DesolationSavoy SJL 1184, 92878-2
* Savoy MG 12160   The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron
= Savoy SJL 1184   Bill Barron - Nebulae
* Savoy 92878-2   Bill Barron - Modern Windows Suite

Bill Barron Sextet

Ted Curson, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Jay Cameron, baritone sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Eddie Khan, bass; Pete La Roca, drums.
Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, June 5, 1961
Men At WorkSavoy MG 12163, 92878-2
Tone Colors-
Dedication To Wanda-
Keystone-
Noodlin'Savoy MG 12163
Duality-
Self Portrait-
Persian Street Scene-
Light Fantasticunissued
* Savoy MG 12163   Bill Barron - Modern Windows
* Savoy 92878-2   Bill Barron - Modern Windows Suite

1962

Bill Barron Quintet

Bill Barron, Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Larry Ridley, bass; Andy Cyrille, drums.
Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, March 31, 1962
SBB6335Bill's BoogieSavoy MG 12183
SBB6336Groovin'-
SBB6337Now's The Time-
SBB6338A Cool One-
SBB6339Jelly Roll-
SBB6340Playhouse March-
SBB6341Billie's BounceSavoy SJL 1160
SBB6342Work SongSavoy MG 12183
* Savoy MG 12183   The Tenor Of Bill Barron - Hot Line
= Savoy SJL 1160   The Tenors Of Bill Barron, Booker Ervin - The Hot Line

1963

Bill Barron Orchestra

Willie Thomas, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Henry Grimes, bass; Charlie Persip, drums; Jose Soares, percussion.
Gotham Studios, NYC, March 24, 1963
Something's ComingDauntless DM 4312
Maria-
Jet Song-
* Dauntless DM 4312, DS 6312   Bill Barron Orchestra - West Side Story Bossa Nova

Bill Barron Orchestra

Willie Thomas, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Steve Kuhn, piano; Skeeter Best, guitar; Henry Grimes, bass; Charlie Persip, drums; Jose Soares, percussion.
Gotham Studios, NYC, March 27, 1963
CoolDauntless DM 4312
I Feel Pretty-
Somewhere-
* Dauntless DM 4312, DS 6312   Bill Barron Orchestra - West Side Story Bossa Nova

Bill Barron Orchestra

Willie Thomas, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Steve Kuhn, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Henry Grimes, bass; Charlie Persip, drums; Jose Soares, percussion.
Gotham Studios, NYC, March 28, 1963
One Hand, One HeartDauntless DM 4312
Gee, Officer Krupke-
Tonight-
America-
* Dauntless DM 4312, DS 6312   Bill Barron Orchestra - West Side Story Bossa Nova

The Brasileros

Bill Barron, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
circa 1963
Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune)Diplomat D 2285
Samba De Uma Nota So (One Note Samba)-
When Johnny Comes Marching Home-
Sugar Loaf-
Bossa Nova Blues-
Sazella De Rio-
Promenade Sao Paulo-
In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree-
Desarama-
Witch Hazel-
* Diplomat D 2285, DS 2285   The Brasileros - Bossa Nova - The New Sound In Jazz From South America Featuring Desafinado And One Note Samba

1966

Bill Barron Quartet

Bill Barron, tenor sax, melodica; Lars Sjosten, piano; Cameron Brown, bass; Jan Carlsson, drums.
Stockholm, Sweden, probably March, 1966
Through The Looking-GlassDragon (Swd) DRCD 343
In And Out-
Celestial Body-
* Dragon (Swd) DRCD 343   Bill Barron - A Swedish-American Venture

Bill Barron Quartet

Bill Barron, tenor sax; Jan Wallgren, piano; Sven Hessle, bass; Rupert Clemendore, drums.
Stockholm, Sweden, early June, 1966
More BluesDragon (Swd) DRCD 343
Wrapping It Up-
* Dragon (Swd) DRCD 343   Bill Barron - A Swedish-American Venture

The Swedish Radio Jazz Group Conducted By Bill Barron

Jan Allan, Rolf Ericson, trumpet; Runo Ericksson, bass trombone; Arne Domnerus, alto sax, clarinet; Lennart Aberg, Claes Rosendahl, tenor sax, flute; Rune Falk, baritone sax; Jan Johansson, piano; Rune Gustafsson, guitar; George Riedel, bass; Egil Johansen, drums; Bill Barron, conductor.
Stockholm, Sweden, August 31, 1966
A Swedish-American VentureDragon (Swd) DRCD 343
* Dragon (Swd) DRCD 343   Bill Barron - A Swedish-American Venture

1972 (age 45)

The Bill Barron Quartet

Bill Barron, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Chris White, bass; Al Hicks, drums.
NYC, 1972
MotivationSavoy MG 12303
Land Of Sunshine-
Blues For R.A.-
Cosmos-
Hold Back Tomorrow-
Mental Vibrations-
* Savoy MG 12303   The Bill Barron Quartet - Motivation

1978 (age 51)

Bill Barron Quintet

Jimmy Owens, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor, soprano sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums.
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, August, 1978
Jazz CaperMuse MR 5235
Spring Thing-
Until Further Notice-
New Love-
One For Bird-
Hoppin' And Skippin'-
Flip Flop-
* Muse MR 5235   Bill Barron - Jazz Caper

1979

Bill Barron Quartet

Bill Barron, tenor sax; Lars Sjosten, piano; Sture Nordin, bass; Egil Johansen, drums.
Stockholm, Sweden, July 10, 1979
Flip FlopDragon (Swd) DRCD 343
Jazz Caper-
* Dragon (Swd) DRCD 343   Bill Barron - A Swedish-American Venture

1983

Bill Barron Quintet

Jimmy Owens, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor, soprano sax #5; Kenny Barron, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
Jimmy Madison Studio, NYC, August 23 & 24, 1983
1.Variations In BlueMuse MR 5306
2.September 1979-
3.Be Who You Are-
4.The Name Of This Is...-
5.Swingin' In Bushnell Park-
6.Minority-
* Muse MR 5306   Bill Barron - Variations In Blue

1984

Bill Barron Quartet

Bill Barron, tenor sax; Lars Sjosten, piano; Lars Lundstrom, bass; Rune Carlsson, drums.
Stockholm, Sweden, July 22, 1984
Variations In BlueDragon (Swd) DRCD 343
Time, Motion, Space-
* Dragon (Swd) DRCD 343   Bill Barron - A Swedish-American Venture

Bill Barron Quintet

Bill Lowe, tuba; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Jay Hoggard, vibes; Fred Simmons, piano; Wes Brown, bass.
"Crowell Hall, Wesleyan University", Middletown, CT, October 19, 1984
Waiting For YouCadence Jazz Records CJR 1119
* Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1119   Bill Barron - Compilation

1985

Bill Barron Quintet

Bill Lowe, tuba; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Fred Simmons, piano; Wes Brown, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums.
"Crowell Hall, Wesleyan University", Middletown, CT, March 8, 1985
Blues In B Flat MinorCadence Jazz Records CJR 1119
Going Forth-
My Funny Valentine-
* Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1119   Bill Barron - Compilation

Bill Barron Quintet

Bill Lowe, tuba; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Fred Simmons, piano; Wes Brown, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums.: same personnel.
"Crowell Hall, Wesleyan University", Middletown, CT, March 29, 1985
Giant StepsCadence Jazz Records CJR 1119
* Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1119   Bill Barron - Compilation

Bill & Kenny Barron Quartet

Bill Barron, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
"Cobi's Place", NYC, October 5, 1985
September 1979SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31596
Spring Thing-
What's New-
Interpretation-
Tragic Magic-
Cherokee-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31596   Bill & Kenny Barron Quartet - Live At Cobi's 2

1987 (age 60)

Bill Barron Quartet

Bill Barron, tenor, soprano sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
Garden Productions, NYC, March 20, 1987
This One's For MonkMuse MR 5368
Yes, No, Maybe So-
Ballad For My Love-
Easy Does It-
Travelin' On The Freeway-
Row House-
* Muse MR 5368, MCD 5368; Vogue (F) VG 651 600605   Bill Barron - The Next Plateau

Bill Barron Quartet

Bill Barron, tenor sax; Fred Simmons, piano; Santi Debriano, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
"Cobi's Place", NYC, October 24, 1987 & March 4, 1988
This One's For MonkSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31570
Easy Does It-
Confirmation-
Row House-
Angel Eyes-
Voyage-
Until Further Notice-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31570   Bill Barron Quartet - Live At Cobi's

1989 (aged 62)

Bill Barron Quintet

Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 5, 1989
CaravanJoken Records BK-102
I Thought About You-
More Blues-
We'll Be Together Again-
Emanation-
Alone Together-
Interpretation-
Time Space Motion-
* Joken Records BK-102   Bill Barron - Higher Ground

Bill Barron Interview

Bill Barron, interviewee; Matt Moran, interviewer.
college radio station, Connecticut, July, 1989
Bill Barron SpeaksDragon (Swd) DRCD 343
* Dragon (Swd) DRCD 343   Bill Barron - A Swedish-American Venture