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Barry Romberg

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: July 24, 1959    

Barry has been a major fixture on the Canadian jazz scene for over 25 years and has been featured on over 70 recordings including 12 as leader/co- leader,with groups such as The MRC Trio, Inside Out & Random Access. Over the years Barry has worked with Gil Evans, Joe Henderson, Ritchie Bierach, Don Pullen, Don Byron & Sam Rivers to name a few. Barry has also been a featured performer on numerous Canadian tours as well as the US, Europe & India. Barry is also a Juno winner & 8 time Juno nominee.
Barry Romberg's Random Access Group was nominated at the National Jazz Awards for Best Electric Group in 2005/2006/2007/2008/2009 and Barry was also nominated for drummer of the year at the NJA in 2006/2007/2008/2009...
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    was, shall, why, because

    Romhog Records
    2010
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    The Gods Must Be Smiling

    Romhog Records
    2010
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    Existential Detective

    Romhog Records
    2008
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    Random Access, Part 4: No Soap Radio

    Maya Recordings
    2007
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    Big Giant Head

    Romhog Records
    2007
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    Accidental Beef

    Romhog Records
    2006
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    Random Access Part 3

    Romhog Records
    2005
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Romberg resisted the urge to put the jams (MRC Trio) through the same cut and paste process as the Random Access materials, and it was a wise call, for these long evolutions are the most effective way of hearing his own highly individual work. He may owe a sentimental debt to Elvin (Jones), but in his intense musicality and prodigious output he is closer in spirit to Jack Dejohnette. Random Access Part 3 and Tribal Dance are both jawdroppingly good.
Brian Morton, Wire Magazine

Drummer-composer-bandleader Barry Romberg is playfully subversive. The Latest installment¦ (RA 3) is full of suprises and good humour, along with a multitude of good grooves¦..Romberg displays quick hands, keen instincts and coloristic tendencies behind the kit.
Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times Magazine

Barry Romberg's sound hasn't fully filtered down across that long border separating his native Canada from the US, and it's a shame...

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Primary InstrumentDrums

LocationToronto

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