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Bill Barner

IBill Barner's “Ten Tunes” reached number 10 on the jazz radio top 40. Radio accolades include, “Very impressed with Bill Barner’s clarinet work”~Sandy Taylor, WRIU Kinston, RI., and “The Bill Barner album is fun and mood transforming. Barner and his companions also have excellent tone quality and have a good sense of jazz theory”~Jenni Gibson, WSUM 91.7 FM Madison, WI. The recording has garnered good reviews such as this from Roots Music Report, “Jazz music allows for the exploration of many avenues of creativity. Clarinetist Bill Barner wrote these ten tunes while thinking of music from various continents

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The Ten Tunes CD reached number 10 on the jazz radio top 40 charts. Reviewers have written:

“This enjoyable and always interesting session highlights the versatility of the clarinet—and also the high level musicianship of Barner and his band mates—but also breaks it free from the narrow niche to which the instrument, unfortunately, is often relegated to in modern music. (AllAboutJazz.com)

For his new album Ten Tunes, Barner decided to largely ignore genres and infuse the foreign flavors of the Middle East, Spain, and Brazil, liberally adding rock rhythms alongside swinging ones. He’s ably assisted by longtime cohorts Stan Smith (guitar) and Roger Hines (acoustic bass), as well as Brazilian drummer Danny Aguiar

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Ten Tunes
Ten Tunes
Self Produced
2012
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