Born: January 6, 1943
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....
Les Passagers Du Delta (The Passengers Of The Delta)Double-Time Records
The 3domTUM Records
The 3dom FactorTUM Records
For StuDouble-Time Records
Another Time / Another PlaceDouble-Time Records
You Can't Name Your Own TuneDouble-Time Records
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