Bill Barron Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Sep 24, 2011


Date: April 15, 1959
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: United Artists

Cecil Taylor (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Cecil Taylor (p), Buell Neidlinger (b), Denis Charles (d)

a.     Get Out Of Town - 9:12  (Cole Porter)
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5046 — Love For Sale   
b.     I Love Paris - 5:11  (Cole Porter)
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5046 — Love For Sale   
c.     Love For Sale - 8:15  (Cole Porter)
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5046 — Love For Sale   
d.     Little Lees (Louise) - 9:04  (Cecil Taylor)
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5046 — Love For Sale   
e.     Matie's Trophies (Motystrophe) - 10:13  (Cecil Taylor)
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5046 — Love For Sale   
f.     Carol/Three Points - 8:16  (Cecil Taylor)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 4 94107 2 5 — Love For Sale   (1998)

Bill Barron (ts) on d-f; Ted Curson (t) on d-f.

Source: Blue Note 94107


Date: November 17, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Riverside

Philly Joe Jones (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Blue Mitchell (t), Julian Priester (tb), Dolo Coker (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a.     Battery Blues - 4:06  (Julian Priester)
     Milestone LP 12": M 47016 — The Big Beat   (1973)
     Milestone CD: MCD 47016 — The Big Beat   (1989)
b.     I'll Never Be The Same - 3:58  (Matt Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Gus Kahn)
c.     Julia - 3:26  (Julian Priester)
d.     Joe's Delight - 3:50  (Philly Joe Jones)
e.     Joe's Debut - 5:35  (Philly Joe Jones)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-313 — Showcase   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-484-2 — Showcase   (1992)

Blue Mitchell (t) on a-d.


Date: November 18, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Riverside

Philly Joe Jones (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Blue Mitchell (t), Julian Priester (tb), Sonny Clark, Dolo Coker (p), Philly Joe Jones (p, d), Jimmy Garrison (b)

a.     Minor Mode - 4:26  (Bill Barron)
b.     Interpretation - 4:02  (Bill Barron)
c.     Gone - 4:42  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Milestone LP 12": M 47016 — The Big Beat   (1973)
     Milestone CD: MCD 47016 — The Big Beat   (1989)
d.     Gwen - 3:57  (Philly Joe Jones)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-313 — Showcase   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-484-2 — Showcase   (1992)

Bill Barron (ts) on a-c; Blue Mitchell (t) on a-b; Julian Priester (tb) on a-c; Sonny Clark (p) on a-b; Dolo Coker (p) on c; Philly Joe Jones (p) on d.

Jones plays piano and drums on d. via overdubbing.


Date: January 21, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Ollie Shearer (ldr), Bill Barron (f, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Pepper Adams (bar), Buck Clayton (t), Kiane Zawadi (eu), Ollie Shearer (vib, per), Kenny Burrell (g), Tommy Flanagan (p), Doug Watkins (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a. CO64668 (part 1)   fs This Land - 0:07  (Ollie Shearer)
b. CO64668 (part 1)    This Land - 5:03  (Ollie Shearer)
c. CO64668 (part 1)   fs This Land - 0:07  (Ollie Shearer)
d. CO64668 (part 1)   fs This Land - 0:10  (Ollie Shearer)
e. CO64668 (part 1)    This Land - 5:24  (Ollie Shearer)
f. CO64668 (part 1)   inc This Land - 2:37  (Ollie Shearer)
g. CO64668 (part 1)   inc This Land - 1:40  (Ollie Shearer)
h. CO64668 (part 1)    This Land - 4:27  (Ollie Shearer)
i. CO64668 (part 1)    This Land - 0:15  (Ollie Shearer)
j. CO64668 (part 1)    This Land - 0:16  (Ollie Shearer)
k. CO64669 (part 2)   fs This Land - 0:05  (Ollie Shearer)
l. CO64669 (part 2)    This Land - 6:29  (Ollie Shearer)
m. CO64669 (part 2)   inc This Land - 0:55  (Ollie Shearer)
n. CO64669 (part 2)    This Land - 5:42  (Ollie Shearer)
o. CO64669 (part 2)   fs This Land - 0:07  (Ollie Shearer)
p. CO64669 (part 2)   inc This Land - 0:34  (Ollie Shearer)
q. CO64669 (part 2)    This Land - 5:48  (Ollie Shearer)
r.     Shed Some Light - 1:55
s.     Shed Some Light - 3:17
t.     Shed Some Light
u.     Shed Some Light

Jackie McLean (as) on a-j, r-u; Buck Clayton (t) on a-j, r-u; Kenny Burrell (g) on a-j, r-u.

Details on timings from Gary Carner's 1989 master's thesis on Pepper Adams. Carner auditioned acetate recording of this unissued session.


Date: May 20, 1960
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Philly Joe Jones (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Mike Downs (c), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. 4556    Muse Rapture - 6:01  (John Hines)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1340 — Philly Joe's Beat   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6264 — Philly Joe's Beat/Together!   (1999)
b. 4557    Joe's Delight  (Philly Joe Jones)
c. 4558    Two Bass Hit - 4:33  (Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1340 — Philly Joe's Beat   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6264 — Philly Joe's Beat/Together!   (1999)
d. 4559    Got To Take Another Chance - 4:03  (Philly Joe Jones)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1340 — Philly Joe's Beat   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6264 — Philly Joe's Beat/Together!   (1999)
e. 4560    Lori - 5:21  (Jimmy Garrison)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1340 — Philly Joe's Beat   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6264 — Philly Joe's Beat/Together!   (1999)
f. 4561    I'll Keep You In My Heart
g. 4562    Dear Old Stockholm [Ack Värmeland, Du Sköna] - 5:35  (Traditional)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1340 — Philly Joe's Beat   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6264 — Philly Joe's Beat/Together!   (1999)
h. 4563    Salt Peanuts - 6:13  (Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1340 — Philly Joe's Beat   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6264 — Philly Joe's Beat/Together!   (1999)
i. 4564    That's Earl, Brother - 5:04  (Dizzy Gillespie)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1340 — Philly Joe's Beat   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6264 — Philly Joe's Beat/Together!   (1999)

Engineer: Tom Dowd & Phil Iehle


Date: May 24, 1960
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Mercury

Charles Mingus (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (f), Harry Shulman (ob), Eric Dolphy, John LaPorta (as), Bill Barron, Joe Farrell, Yusef Lateef (ts), Danny Bank (bar), Marcus Belgrave, Ted Curson, Hobart Dotson, Clark Terry, Richard Williams (t), Eddie Bert, Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Knepper (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Roland Hanna (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d), Sticks Evans, Max Roach, George Scott (per), Charles McCracken (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a. 20093    Half-Mast Inhibition - 8:13  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 20627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
Limelight LP 12": LM 82015 — Mingus Revisited   (1965)
b. 20094    Mingus Fingus No. 2 - 3:37  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
     Mercury EP 7": 126 106 MCE — Jazz Makers - Charlie Mingus   
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 20627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
Mercury LP 12": SR 60627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
c. 20095    Bemoanable Lady - 4:27  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 20627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
Limelight LP 12": LM 82015 — Mingus Revisited   (1965)
d. 20096?    Yusef Isef Too  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
e. 20097?    Portrait  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus

Max Roach (per) on a; Gunther Schuller (con) on a.


Date: August 20, 1960
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Philly Joe Jones (ldr), Bill Barron, Allen Eager (ts), Mike Downs (t), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), James 'Spanky' DeBrest (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a.     Two Bass Hit - 5:30  (Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis)
b.     Blue Gwynn - 7:30  (Philly Joe Jones)
c.     Joe's Delight - 10:30  (Philly Joe Jones)
d.     Interpretation - 5:00  (Bill Barron)

Allen Eager (ts) on c.

Personnel is speculative based on known studio sessions and sketchy notes for broadcast recordings.

Timings are approximate.


Date: August 27, 1960
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Philly Joe Jones (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Mike Downs (t), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), James 'Spanky' DeBrest (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a.     Blue 'n' Boogie - 7:00  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
b.     Muse Rapture - 10:00  (John Hines)
c.     Blue Gwynn - 8:00  (Philly Joe Jones)

One additional selection (#4 - 7:30) - details unknown.

Personnel is speculative based on known studio sessions.

Timings are approximate.


Date: October 4, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Philly Joe Jones (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Mike Downs (t), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), James 'Spanky' DeBrest (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. 5049    The Cat Walk  (Donald Byrd)
b. 5050    Peaches T
c. 5051    Noodlin'  (Bill Barron)
d. 5052    Strollin'  (Horace Silver)
e. 5053    Bebe
f. 5054    Valyrie
g. 5055    Blue 'n' Boogie  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
h. 5056    Spontaneous Blues

All composers (except c. and g.) uncertain.


Date: February 21, 1961
Location: Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ
Label: Savoy

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Kenny Barron (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Frankie Dunlop (d)

a.     Blast Off - 9:36  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12160 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0212 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   (1993)
b.     Ode To An Earth Girl - 7:31  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12160 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0212 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   (1993)
c.     Fox Hunt - 7:06  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12160 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0212 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   (1993)
d.     Oriental Impressions - 6:22  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12160 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0212 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   (1993)
e.     Back Lash - 5:45  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12160 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0212 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   (1993)
f.     Nebulae - 6:17  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12160 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0212 — The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron   (1993)
g.     Desolation - 5:18  (Bill Barron)
All titles on:      Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1184 — Nebulae   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0212 — Nebulae   (1993)
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92878-2 — Modern Windows Suite   (2000)

Date: April 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Old Town

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.     Ahma [See Ya] - 4:25  (Ted Curson)
b.     Flatted Fifth - 3:38  (Ted Curson)
Both titles on:      Nippon Columbia LP 12": YS-7131-AX — Plenty Of Horn   (1983)
     Old Town LP 12": LP 2003 — Plenty Of Horn   
     Boplicity CD: 18 — Plenty Of Horn   (1995)

Date: April 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Old Town

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     Caravan - 2:59  (Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
b.     Nosruc - 6:24  (Ted Curson)
c.     Dem's Blues - 3:46  (Ted Curson)
d.     Antibes - 5:08  (Ted Curson)
e.     Mr. Teddy - 5:15  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Nippon Columbia LP 12": YS-7131-AX — Plenty Of Horn   (1983)
     Old Town LP 12": LP 2003 — Plenty Of Horn   
     Boplicity CD: 18 — Plenty Of Horn   (1995)

Date: June 5, 1961
Location: Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ
Label: Savoy

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Ted Curson (t), Kenny Barron (p), Eddie Khan (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. a-01    Men At Work - 6:43  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92878-2 — Modern Windows Suite   (2000)
b. a-01    Tone Colors - 7:40  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92878-2 — Modern Windows Suite   (2000)
c. a-01    Dedication To Wanda - 4:09  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92878-2 — Modern Windows Suite   (2000)
d. a-01    Keystone - 6:25  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92878-2 — Modern Windows Suite   (2000)
e. b-01    Noodlin'  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
f. b-02    Duality  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
g. b-03    Self Portrait  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
h. b-04    Persian Street Scene  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
i.     Light Fantastic  (Bill Barron)

a, b, c, d performed as medley.

The first four selections make up the "Modern Windows Suite."


Date: March 31, 1962
Location: New York City
Label: Savoy

Bill Barron, Booker Ervin (ldr), Bill Barron, Booker Ervin (ts), Kenny Barron (p), Larry Ridley (b), Andrew Cyrille (d)

a. SBB6335    Bill's Boogie - 6:46  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12183 — Hot Line   (1965)
b. SBB6336    Groovin' - 6:09  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12183 — Hot Line   (1965)
c. SBB6337    Now's The Time - 9:04  (Charlie Parker)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12183 — Hot Line   (1965)
d. SBB6338    A Cool One - 4:34  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12183 — Hot Line   (1965)
e. SBB6339    Jelly Roll - 4:48  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12183 — Hot Line   (1965)
f. SBB6340    Playhouse March - 5:18  (Ted Curson)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12183 — Hot Line   (1965)
g. SBB6341    Billie's Bounce - 3:04  (Charlie Parker)
h. SBB6342    Work Song - 5:02  (Nat Adderley)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12183 — Hot Line   (1965)
All titles on:      Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1160 — The Hot Line   (1986)

Location may be Newark, NJ.


Date: ca. 1963
Label: Diplomat

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Kenny Barron (p), Ron Carter (b), Charli Persip (d)

a. 01    Desafinado [aka Slightly Out Of Tune]  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Jon Hendricks)
b. 02    One Note Samba [aka Samba De Uma Nota Só]  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça)
c. 03    When Johnny Comes Marching Home  (Patrick S. Gilmore)
d. 04    Sugar Loaf  (Bill Barron)
e. 06    Sazella De Rio  (Bill Barron)
f. 07    Promenade Sao Paulo  (Bill Barron)
g. 08    In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree  (Egbert Van Alstyne, Harry Williams)
h. 09    Desarama  (Bill Barron)
i. 10    Witch Hazel  (Bill Barron)
All titles on:      Diplomat LP 12": D 2285 — The Brasileros - Bossa Nova   

Date unknown - 1963 is speculative.

One additional selection #5 "Bossa Nova Blues" probably by Bill Barron, possibly alternative title for his "Blue Nova."

Bill Barron is not credited on this album. Some information on this session supplied by Kenny Barron in a 2001 interview for jazzreview.com.


Date: March 24, 1963
Location: Gotham Studios, New York City
Label: Dauntless

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Willie Thomas (t), Kenny Burrell (g), Kenny Barron (p), Henry Grimes (b), Charli Persip (d), Jose Soares (per)

a. b-04    Jet Song - 3:20  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
b. a-01    Something's Coming - 3:17  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
c. a-05    Maria - 2:22  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
All titles on:      Dauntless LP 12": DM 4312 — West Side Story Bossa Nova   (1963)
     Dauntless LP 12": DS 6312 — West Side Story Bossa Nova   (1963)
     Dauntless CD: DC 6004 — West Side Story Bossa Nova   (2002)

Details from AFM Local 802 contract.


Date: March 27, 1963
Location: Gotham Studios, New York City
Label: Dauntless

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Willie Thomas (t), Clifton 'Skeeter' Best (g), Steve Kuhn (p), Henry Grimes (b), Charli Persip (d), Jose Soares (per)

a. a-04    Cool - 4:00  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
b. b-05    Somewhere - 3:55  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
c. b-03    I Feel Pretty - 3:44  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
All titles on:      Dauntless LP 12": DM 4312 — West Side Story Bossa Nova   (1963)
     Dauntless LP 12": DS 6312 — West Side Story Bossa Nova   (1963)
     Dauntless CD: DC 6004 — West Side Story Bossa Nova   (2002)

Details from AFM Local 802 contract.


Date: March 28, 1963
Location: Gotham Studios, New York City
Label: Dauntless

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Willie Thomas (t), Kenny Burrell (g), Steve Kuhn (p), Henry Grimes (b), Charli Persip (d), Jose Soares (per)

a. b-02    America - 3:35  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
b. a-03    Gee, Officer Krupke - 4:00  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
c. a-02    One Hand, One Heart - 3:33  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
d. b-01    Tonight - 3:23  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
All titles on:      Dauntless LP 12": DM 4312 — West Side Story Bossa Nova   (1963)
     Dauntless LP 12": DS 6312 — West Side Story Bossa Nova   (1963)
     Dauntless CD: DC 6004 — West Side Story Bossa Nova   (2002)

Details from AFM Local 802 contract.


Date: December 5, 1963
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Audio Fidelity

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Kenny Barron (p), Ronald Boykins (b), Dick Berk (d)

a. a-01    Around The World - 3:45  (Victor Young, Harold Adamson)
b. a-02    Big Bill - 5:10  (Bill Barron)
c. a-03    The Leopard - 6:25  (Ted Curson)
d. a-04    Hurdy Gurdy - 5:10  (Bill Barron)
e. b-01    Dwackdi Mum Fudalik - 4:05  (Ted Curson)
f. b-02    Jes Swingin' - 4:20  (Bill Barron)
g. b-03    In A Monastery Garden - 5:35  (Albert W. Ketelbey)
h. b-04    You Are Too Beautiful - 6:25  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on:      Audio Fidelity LP 12": AFSD 6123 — Now, Hear This!   (1964)
     Chiaroscuro LP 12": CR-2010 — The Leopard   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 323 — Now, Hear This!   

This session has been mistakenly reported as for the Dauntless label.


Date: August 1, 1964
Location: Acousti Studio, Paris, France
Label: Fontana

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (cl, ts), Ted Curson (t, pt), Herb Bushler (b), Dick Berk (d), unidentified (per)

a. a-01    Kassim - 7:41  (Ted Curson)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
b. a-02    East 6th Street - 5:38  (Bill Barron)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
c. a-03    7/4 Funny Time - 5:28  (Bill Barron)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
d. b-01    Tears For Dolphy - 8:32  (Ted Curson)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
e. b-02    Quicksand - 6:39  (Ted Curson)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
f. b-03    Reava's Waltz - 7:10  (Ted Curson)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
g.     Searching For The Blues - 7:47  (Ted Curson)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1030 — Flip Top   (1977)
h.     Desolation - 8:45  (Bill Barron)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1030 — Flip Top   (1977)
i.     Light Blue - 3:43  (Bill Barron)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1030 — Flip Top   (1977)
All titles on:      Black Lion CD: BLCD 760190 — Tears For Dolphy   (1993)

Bill Barron (cl) on e; (ts) on a-d, f-i; Ted Curson (t) on a-d, f-i; (pt) on e; unidentified (per) on a.

Last three selections sometimes incorrectly listed as from August 1, 1965.

Unknown added percussion on a.


Date: August 1964
Location: Lugano Jazz Festival, Lugano, Switzerland
Label: [radio broadcast]

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Herb Bushler (b), Dick Berk (d)

a. 02    Nublu - 8:07  (Bill Barron, Ted Curson)

Additional selections: 6:41/8:56 - titles unknown.


Date: March 25, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Georges Arvanitas (p), Herb Bushler (b), Dick Berk (d)

a. 8790    Ted's Tempo - 5:19  (Ted Curson)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1441 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1965)
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD-8531 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1999)
b. 8791    Straight Ice - 5:36  (Ted Curson)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1441 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1965)
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD-8531 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1999)
c. 8792    Nublu - 9:12  (Bill Barron, Ted Curson)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1441 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1965)
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD-8531 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1999)
d. 8793    Kaleidoscope  (Ted Curson)

Date: March 29, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Georges Arvanitas (p), Herb Bushler (b), Dick Berk (d)

a. 8798    Elephant Walk - 5:30  (Ted Curson)
b. 8799    Star Eyes - 5:40  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
c. 8800    Reava's Waltz - 4:18  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": SD 1441 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1965)
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD-8531 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1999)

Bill Barron (ts) on a, c; Georges Arvanitas (p) on a-b.


Date: July 2, 1965
Location: Newport Jazz Festival - Festival Field, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

Cecil Taylor (ldr), Jimmy Lyons (as), Bill Barron (ts), Cecil Taylor (p), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (d)

a. 01    Steps - 17:20  (Cecil Taylor)
b. 02    Unit Structure/As Of Now/Section - 16:15  (Cecil Taylor)
c. 03    Tales (8 Whisps) - 16:09  (Cecil Taylor)

Date: August 29, 1965
Location: Madison Club, Baltimore, MD
Label: [private recording]

Grachan Moncur III (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Lenny Grazier (p), Butch Warren (b), Harry T. 'Stump' Saunders (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Tape may exist in the archives of the Left Bank Jazz Society.


Date: probably March 1966
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Dragon

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (mld, ts), Lars Sjösten (p), Cameron Brown (b), Jan Carlsson (d)

a.     Through The Looking Glass - 13:16  (Bill Barron)
b.     In And Out - 8:07  (Bill Barron)
c.     Celestial Body - 5:02  (Bill Barron)
All titles on:      Dragon CD: DRCD 343 — A Swedish-American Venture   (2002)

Bill Barron (mld) on b.


Date: early June 1966
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Dragon

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Jan Wallgren (p), Sven Hessle (b), Rupert Clemendore (d)

a.     More Blues - 4:41  (Bill Barron)
b.     Wrapping It Up - 3:14  (Bill Barron)
Both titles on:      Dragon CD: DRCD 343 — A Swedish-American Venture   (2002)

Date: August 31, 1966
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Dragon

Bill Barron (ldr), Lennart Åberg, Claes Rosendahl (f, ts), Arne Domnérus (cl, as), Rune Falk (bar), Jan Allan, Rolf Ericson (t), Runo Ericksson (btb), Rune Gustafsson (g), Jan Johansson (p), George Riedel (b), Egil Johansen (d), Bill Barron (con)

a.     A Swedish-American Venture - 5:43  (Bill Barron) / arr: Bill Barron
     Dragon CD: DRCD 343 — A Swedish-American Venture   (2002)

probable personnel


Date: ca. 1972
Location: New York City
Label: Savoy

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Kenny Barron (p), Chris White (b), Al Hicks (d)

a. a-01    Motivation  (Bill Barron)
b. a-02    Land Of Sunshine  (Bill Barron)
c. a-03    Blues For R. A.  (Bill Barron)
d. b-01    Cosmos  (Kenny Barron)
e. b-02    Hold Back Tomorrow  (Bill Barron)
f. b-03    Mental Vibrations  (Bill Barron)
All titles on:      Savoy LP 12": 12303 — Motivation   

No date given.


Date: May 2, 1972
Location: Trenton, NJ
Label: [television broadcast]

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t, pt), Lee Schipper (vib), Sam Jones (b), Freddie Waits (d)

a. 01    Blues  (Traditional)
b. 02    Typical Ted  (Ted Curson)
c. 03    Snake Johnson  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    The Leopard  (Ted Curson)
e. 05    Reava's Waltz  (Ted Curson)

Broadcast on September 7, 1972 on PBS television program The Jazz Set, hosted by Chris Albertson.

Sources: David Meeker: Jazz On The Screen; Chris Albertson


Date: November 19, 1972
Location: New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Bill Barron, Kenny Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Kenny Barron (p)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Remaining personnel unknown.


Date: April 28, 1975
Location: Bell Sound, New York City
Label: Muse

Kenny Barron (ldr), James Spaulding (bf, as), Bill Barron (ss), Charles Sullivan [aka Kamau Adilifu] (t), Carlos Alomar (g), Kenny Barron (p, ep, clv, syn, per), Chris White (eb), Billy Hart (d)

a. a-01    Spirits - 9:00  (Kenny Barron)
b. a-02    Firefly - 8:52  (Kenny Barron)
c. a-03    Ethereally Yours - 5:53  (Kenny Barron)
d. b-01    Hellbound - 13:00  (Kenny Barron)
e. b-02    Lucifer - 5:36  (Kenny Barron)
f. b-03    Oleo - 5:03  (Sonny Rollins)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5070 — Lucifer   (1975)

James Spaulding (bf) on a-c, e; (as) on a-b, e; Bill Barron (ss) on a-b, e; Charles Sullivan [aka Kamau Adilifu] (t) on a-b, e; Carlos Alomar (g) on a-b, e; Kenny Barron (ep) on a-e; (clv) on a-b, e; (syn) on a-e; (per) on a-b, e; Chris White (eb) on a-b, e; Billy Hart (d) on a-b, e.


Date: August 1978
Location: Generation Sound, New York City
Label: Muse

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ss, ts), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Kenny Barron (p), Buster Williams (b), Ed Blackwell (d)

a. a-01    Jazz Caper - 7:25  (Bill Barron)
b. a-02    Spring Thing - 7:25  (Bill Barron)
c. a-03    Until Further Notice - 5:31  (Bill Barron)
d. a-04    New Love - 4:03  (Bill Barron, Janet Jarrett)
e. b-01    One For Bird - 8:09  (Bill Barron)
f. b-02    Hoppin' And Skippin' - 6:08  (Bill Barron)
g. b-03    Flip Flop - 6:41  (Bill Barron)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5235 — Jazz Caper   (1982)

Bill Barron (ss) on c, f; (ts) on a-b, d-e, g; Jimmy Owens (t) on a-c, f-g; (fh) on e.


Date: July 10, 1979
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Dragon

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Lars Sjösten (p), Sture Nordin (b), Egil Johansen (d)

a.     Flip Flop - 8:27  (Bill Barron)
b.     Jazz Caper - 7:03  (Bill Barron)
Both titles on:      Dragon CD: DRCD 343 — A Swedish-American Venture   (2002)

Date: c. late 1980
Label: Chiaroscuro

Ted Curson (ldr), Nick Brignola (ss, bar), Charles I. Williams (as), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t, fh, pt), Jim McNeely (p), David Friesen (b), Steve McCall (d), Lawrence Killian (per)

a. a-01    Snake Johnson - 7:25  (Ted Curson)
b. a-02    Searching For The Blues - 5:33  (Ted Curson)
c. a-03    Blue Piccolo - 10:40  (Ted Curson)
d. b-01    Dwackdi Mum Fudalik - 7:01  (Ted Curson)
e. b-02    Marjo - 6:40  (Ted Curson)
f. b-03    LSD, Take A Holiday - 5:25  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Chiaroscuro LP 12": CR 2028 — Snake Johnson   (1981)

d. listed as Dwackdo Mun Fudalik


Date: August 23 & 24, 1983
Location: Jimmy Madison Studio, New York City
Label: Muse

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ss, ts), Jimmy Owens (t), Kenny Barron (p), Ray Drummond (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. a-01    Variations In Blue - 6:15  (Bill Barron)
b. a-02    September 1979 - 7:09  (Bill Barron)
c. a-03    Be Who You Are - 7:03  (Bill Barron)
d. b-01    The Name Of This Is... - 7:44  (Bill Barron)
e. b-02    Swingin' In Bushnell Park - 9:10  (Bill Barron)
f. b-03    Minority - 6:36  (Gigi Gryce)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5306 — Variations In Blue   (1984)

Bill Barron (ss) on e; (ts) on a-d, f.


Date: July 22, 1984
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Dragon

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Lars Sjösten (p), Lars Lundström (b), Rune Carlsson (d)

a.     Variations In Blue - 7:22  (Bill Barron)
b.     Time, Motion, Space - 10:36  (Bill Barron)
Both titles on:      Dragon CD: DRCD 343 — A Swedish-American Venture   (2002)

Date: October 19, 1984
Location: Crowell Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Label: Cadence Jazz

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Bill Lowe (btb, tu), Jay Hoggard (vib), Fred Simmons (p), Wes Brown (b)

a.     Waiting For You  (collective improvisation)
     Cadence Jazz CD: CJR 1119 — Compilation   

Date: March 8, 1985
Location: Crowell Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Label: Cadence Jazz

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Bill Lowe (btb, tu), Fred Simmons (p), Wes Brown (b), Ed Blackwell (d)

a.     Going Forth  (Fred Simmons)
b.     Blues In B-flat Minor  (Bill Barron)
c.     My Funny Valentine  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on:      Cadence Jazz CD: CJR 1119 — Compilation   

Bill Barron (ts) on a-b; Bill Lowe (btb) on a-b; (tu) on a-b; Wes Brown (b) on a-b; Ed Blackwell (d) on a-b.


Date: March 29, 1985
Location: Crowell Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Label: Cadence Jazz

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Bill Lowe (btb, tu), Fred Simmons (p), Wes Brown (b), Ed Blackwell (d)

a.     Giant Steps  (John Coltrane)
     Cadence Jazz CD: CJR 1119 — Compilation   

Date: October 5, 1985
Location: Cobi's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Kenny Barron (p), Cecil McBee (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. 01    September 1979 - 11:22  (Bill Barron)
b. 02    Spring Thing - 15:36  (Bill Barron)
c. 03    What's New - 8:49  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
d. 04    Interpretation - 14:56  (Bill Barron)
e. 05    Tragic Magic - 8:23  (Kenny Barron)
f. 06    Cherokee - 11:20  (Ray Noble)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31596 — Live At Cobi's, vol. 2   (2006)

Date: March 20, 1987
Location: Garden Productions, New York City
Label: Muse

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ss, ts), Kenny Barron (p), Ray Drummond (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. a-01    This One's For Monk - 6:57  (Bill Barron)
b. a-02    Yes, No, Maybe So - 8:44  (Bill Barron)
c. a-03    Ballad For My Love - 5:00  (Bill Barron)
d. b-01    Easy Does It - 7:12  (Bill Barron)
e. b-02    Travelin' On The Freeway - 6:52  (Bill Barron)
f. b-03    Row House - 6:52  (Kenny Barron)
All titles on:      Muse CD: MCD 5368 — The Next Plateau   (1989)

Bill Barron (ss) on d; (ts) on a-c, e-f.


Date: October 24, 1987 and March 4, 1988
Location: Cobi's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Fred Simmons (p), Santi Debriano (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. 01    This One's For Monk - 13:04  (Bill Barron)
b. 02    Easy Does It - 12:14  (Bill Barron)
c. 03    Confirmation - 10:53  (Charlie Parker)
d. 04    Row House - 9:44  (Kenny Barron)
e. 05    Angel Eyes - 5:52  (Matt Dennis, Earl Brent)
f. 06    Voyage - 8:43  (Kenny Barron)
g. 07    Until Further Notice - 9:24  (Bill Barron)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31570 — Live At Cobi's   (2005)

Further details needed.


Date: January 5, 1989
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Joken

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Eddie Henderson (t), Kenny Barron (p), Rufus Reid (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. 01    Caravan - 7:49  (Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
b. 02    I Thought About You - 7:18  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
c. 03    More Blues - 4:14  (Bill Barron)
d. 04    We'll Be Together Again - 5:26  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
e. 05    Emanation - 6:37  (Kenny Barron)
f. 06    Alone Together - 7:38  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
g. 07    Interpretation - 6:07  (Bill Barron)
h. 08    Time, Motion, Space - 5:38  (Bill Barron)
All titles on:      Joken CD: BK-102 — Higher Ground   

Eddie Henderson (t) on a, c, e, g-h.

h. listed as "Time Space Motion".