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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
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