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
Ode To An Earth Girl-
Fox Hunt-
Oriental Impressions-
Back Lash-
Nebulae-
DesolationSavoy Jazz SJL 1184

* Savoy MG-12160   The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron
= Savoy Jazz SJL 1184   Bill Barron - Nebulae

Bill Barron Sextet

Ted Curson, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Jay Cameron, baritone sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Eddie Kohn, bass; Pete Laroca, drums.

Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, June 5, 1961

Men At WorkSavoy MG-12163
Tone Colors-
Dedication To Wanda-
Keystone-
Noodlin'-
Duality-
Self Portrait-
Persian Street Scene-
Light Fantasticunissued

* Savoy MG-12163   A Jazz Suite From The New "Soul" By Bill Barron - Modern Windows

1962

Bill Barron Quintet

Bill Barron, Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Larry Ridley, bass; Andy Cyrille, drums.

NYC, March 31, 1962

SBB6335Bill's BoogieSavoy SAVOY 12183
SBB6336Groovin'-
SBB6337Now's The Time-
SBB6338A Cool One-
SBB6339Jelly Roll-
SBB6340Playhouse March-
SBB6341Billie's BounceSavoy Jazz SJL 1160
SBB6342Work SongSavoy SAVOY 12183

* Savoy SAVOY 12183   The Tenor Of Bill Barron - Hot Line
= Savoy Jazz 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 Baron, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Chris White, bass; Al Hicks, drums.

1972

MotivationSavoy SAVOY 12303
Land Of Sunshine-
Blues For R. A.-
Cosmos-
Hold Back Tomorrow-
Mental Vibrations-

* Savoy SAVOY 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 and 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, and 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