Barry Altschul

Barry Altschul is a drummer who gained fame in the late 1960s with the pianists Paul Bley and Chick Corea, playing in the “outside” style of jazz that had been evolving steadily since the innovations of Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane. His first major gig in the late 1960s was with Paul Bley's trio. In 1969 he joined with Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Anthony Braxton to form the group Circle. At the time, he made use of a high-pitched Gretsch kit with add-on drums and percussion instruments, which he integrated seamlessly in a whirlwind of sound. No one sounded quite like him at the time, and his nuclear energy served him well when he teamed up with Sam Rivers and Anthony Braxton throughout the 1970s.

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Tales of the Unforeseen
Tales of the...
TUM Records
2015
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The 3dom Factor
The 3dom Factor
TUM Records
2013
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Les Passagers Du Delta (The Passengers Of The Delta)
Les Passagers Du...
DLM Editions
2013
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For Stu
For Stu
Soul Note
1981
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Another Time / Another Place
Another Time /...
Muse Records
1978
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You Can't Name Your Own Tune
You Can't Name Your...
Muse Records
1977
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