Don Byron

For well over a decade, Don Byron has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls “a sound above genre.” As clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation. He has been consistently voted best clarinetist by critics and readers alike in leading international music journals since being named “Jazz Artist of the Year” by Down Beat in 1992. Acclaimed as much for his restless creativity as for his unsurpassed virtuosity as a player, Byron has presented a multitude of projects at major music festivals around the world, including recent performances in Vienna, San Francisco, Hong Kong, London, Monterey, New Zealand, and on New York's Broadway.

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Albums

Do The Boomerang: The Music Of Junior Walker
Do The Boomerang: The...
Blue Note Records
2007
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[no cover]
Do The Boomerang :...
Nonesuch
2006
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A Ballad for Many
A Ballad for Many
Cantaloupe Music
2006
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Do the Boomerang: The Music of Junior Walker
Do the Boomerang: The...
Blue Note Records
2006
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Ivey-Divey
Ivey-Divey
Blue Note Records
2004
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[no cover]
You Are #6 : More...
Southport Records
2001
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