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Barney McAll

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


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.


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

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"Barney McAll is a musical conjurer of the highest order." —CMJ WEBSITE REVIEW

"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


Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Extra Celestial Arts


Mother Of Dreams And...

Concord Music Group


Release The Day

Transparent Music


Yemaya One

From: Mother Of Dreams & Secrets
By Barney McAll

Thirty Two

From: Widening Circles
By Barney McAll

Release The Day

From: Release The Day
By Barney McAll


From: Flashbacks
By Barney McAll



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