Primary Instrument: Piano
Australian pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger, Barney McAll received a Bachelor Of Music from The Victorian College of Arts and moved to NYC in 1997 after being invited to join Miles Davis alumni Gary Bartz' quartet. He also tours regularly with the various ensembles of trombonist Josh Roseman and with Fred Wesley and the JB's, and The Groove Collective.
Since moving to New York Barney has also performed or toured with Dewey Redman, Jim Black, Maceo Parker, Kenny Garrett, Vernel Fornier, Badal Roy, Stefon Harris, Wallace Roney, Jimmy Cobb, Eddie Henderson and Roy Ayers.
He leads numerous ensembles including; Sylent Running, Triplum and MODAS (Mother Of Dreams And Secrets) and has also written scores for various films including the multi award winning documentary Liberia: An Uncivil War.
He was awarded the prestigious fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2007.
HAS PERFORMED OR RECORDED WITH: Matt Wilson, Bernie Worrell, Billy Kilson, Charlie Hunter, Billy Harper, Kenny Garrett, Ed Howard, Vernel Fornier, Terry Clarke, Mike Clarke, Tim Ries, Marvin Stamm , Badal Roy, Stefon Harris, Wallace Roney, Seamus Blake, Mark Turner, Peter Apfelbaum, Gary Bartz, Andy Bey, David Binney, Jim Black, Jeff Ballard, Dewey Redman, Louis Hayes, Gerry Gonzales, Mark Turner, Fred Wesley, N’dea Davenport, Bobby Sanabria, Steve Turre ,Josh Roseman, Ben Monder,The Groove Collective, Rodney Holmes, Jimmy Cobb, Andy Bey, Vincent Herring, Dave Gilmore, Chris Speed, Reggie Washington, Ben Perowsky, Scott Colly, Adam Rogers, Bernie Worrell, Ron McLure, David Gilmore, Brad Jones, Ed Howard, Eddie Henderson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Roy Ayers, Liberty Ellman
GRATITUDE TO TEACHERS:
Mulgrew Miller, Aydin Essen, Charlie Banacos, Walter Bishop Jr, The Hon. Barry Harris, Larry Goldings, Jim Beard, Bruce Barth, Charlie Banacos, Dave Kikoski.
In Cuba; Chucho Valdez, Ramon Valle, Adres Alen, Olavo Alen, Peruchin Jnr.
PAST PERFORMANCES HAVE INCLUDED:
Smithsonian Institute with Gary Bartz Quartet,The Lithuanian World Music Festival, The Santa Clara Jazz Festival, Cuba
Barney McAll Quartet European Tour featuring Billy Harper, The Barney McAll Octet - featured as part of the ABC TV Jazz documentary The Pulse
Yugoslavia and Italy with The Barney McAll Quartet featuring Alto Saxophonist Jessie Davis
Ass. Musical Director for CNR Gospel Choir NY, Melbourne Jazz Festival, The Perth Jazz Festival
Akaroa Jazz Festival New Zealand with Barney McAll unit, Musical Director for Gospel Extravaganza, Sydney Town Hall Tours in Russia, Europe, Japan, Canada, Norway, Australia and all across the United States
COMPOSING AND ARRANGING:
New Compostions for Guitar, Vibraphone and Piano and Voice to be premiered at THE STONE NYC June 22nd 2008 Sturgio Leone for Three Trombones and piano/ Josh Roseman's Water Surgeons
New Work for Tabla, Cello and Kaval “Motherland Afghanistan”
Various arrangements for The CNR Gospel Choir
Overture for the Opera; 'Two Lives In Flux and Vice Versa' with Slave Pianos Collective
Vincent Herrings Lady Liberty Big Band performance at Carnegie Hall
featuring; Seamus Blake, Tom Harrell, Richie Goods, Steve Turre, Greg Hutcherson Pamela Luss
Renee Geyer and Octet Melbourne International Festival
Vincent Herrings CD “Save The World”
'Slave Piano' Collaboration with artists Danius Kesminas and
Michael Stevenson for Lombard Freid Gallery Soho New York
See Also FILMOGRAPHY for Film Composing
M.O.D.A.S (Mother Of Dreams And Secrets)
Triplum: Pump Up The Treble
Gary Bartz Quartet, Quintet and NTU Troop Redux
Kurt Rosenwinkel's Heart-Core Band
Josh Roseman’s Water Surgeons
Josh Roseman's New Constellations
Josh Roseman Unit
Barney McAll : Badal Roy : Rufus Cappadocia :: VIVID Trio
Fred Wesley and The JB's
Awards:Received Fellowship from Australian Arts Council to further studies and compose music in Cuba
Jazz CD of the year "Village Voice Pazz and Jop Awards" NYC
2002 Best Newcomer CD: Los Angeles Times music critic Don Heckman 2002
Top Ten CDs of 2001 www.CDNOW.com music critic Drew Wheeler
Australia Council Grant to tour Europe 2001 w/ Billy Harper
Travelled to Cuba - attended 'Music Bridge' Composers Forum 1998
Best Jazz Composition 1998 award from NSW Jazz Action Society
Musical Director (Ultra Nate, Dance Diva) for Billboard Awards, S.O.B.s NYC
Best Jazz Composition 1995 award from NSW Jazz Action Society
APRA award for best Jazz Composition 1993 “Hindered On His Way To Heaven”.
Australia Council Grant 1991 for Study In New York
Wangaratta International Jazz piano competition 1990 1st place
Received Australian Arts Grant to further studies in New York 1992
Graduated with Bachelor of Music from Victorian College of the Arts 1986.
There was a virtual absence of familiar bop riffs, extended bop harmonies or precise bop rhythms. Instead, Rosenwinkel’s pieces offered turbulent, thickly textured waves of sound, mostly produced by Barney McAll’s impassioned keyboard work. LOS ANGELES TIMES
Barney is a special piano player with that certain heart and touch, so he has great possibilities. He’s a genuine musician, not just a skilled artist. There’s a certain touch that I’m talking about. It’s hard to explain, but he has that. BILLY HARPER