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Live Review

Bruce Barth Trio: New York City, March 3, 2011

Read "Bruce Barth Trio: New York City, March 3, 2011" reviewed by Emilie Pons


Bruce Barth TrioSmallsNew York City, USAMarch 3, 2011 On Thursday night, March 3, 2011, at Smalls in New York City, pianist Bruce Barth, bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Adam Cruz delighted an audience of jazz aficionados, gathered for a lovely CD release party for Bruce Barth Trio, The Flail, and the surprising Cyrille Aimee + Friends, with singer Aimee's beautifully raucous and raspy voice quieting the chatty room of jazz lovers to a hush. ...

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Album Review

Bruce Barth / Steve Wilson: Home

Read "Home" reviewed by Larry Taylor


The increase in house concerts throughout the country is apparent, taking place in big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Baltimore, as well as in smaller towns such as Columbia, Missouri, where this recorded duo date took place. Appearing at the home of Barbara Tellerman and Allyn Sher in 2009, pianist Bruce Barth and saxophonist Steve Wilson created some excellent music with vibrantly alive sound quality.

Barth and Wilson have been playing together since they met in New York ...

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Album Review

Bruce Barth: American Landscape

Read "American Landscape" reviewed by Bill Tannebring


If you’re already a Bruce Barth fan, you’ll find much to like on American Landscape. If you’re not familiar with Barth, let me introduce you. The California-born pianist grew up in New York and spent his early years in Boston studying with Norman Simmons, Jaki Byard and Fred Hersh. It’s evident in Barth's playing that these legends of the keyboard had a tremendous influence on him.

The former Terrance Blanchard sideman is among the busiest pianists and composers in jazz, ...

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Album Review

Bruce Barth: Live At The Village Vanguard

Read "Live At The Village Vanguard" reviewed by Jim Santella


On Live At The Village Vanguard, Cole Porter’s “In The Still Of The Night” charges straight ahead with the zip, the zig, and the zag of a hound dog chasing a rabbit through open sagebrush. While Bruce Barth is totally unpredictable in places, he is sure to bring back the familiar melody to us before we get lost. His melodies are pretty, but what captures the listener’s ear is the pianist’s spontaneous approach to improvised adventure.

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Album Review

Bruce Barth: Live At The Village Vanguard

Read "Live At The Village Vanguard" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Serious craftsmen in most occupations tend to shun the spotlight. This is also true of pianist Bruce Barth. Although he leads his own trio on this live recording, he maintains a workmanlike approach, eschewing fireworks for a solid performance.

Maybe it is his role as long time accompanist for singers such as Carla Cook, Laverne Butler, Dominique Eade, and Rene Martin that keeps Barth from flashy displays of technique. Or maybe he’s just a consummate professional playing jazz, ...

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Album Review

Bruce Barth: East and West

Read "East and West" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


MAXJAZZ Inaugurates their long awaited follow up to the Vocal Series with the Piano Series—and the label debut of one of their own.

Pianist Bruce Barth is a producer for MAXJAZZ. He has been instrumental in producing the highly successful Vocal Series for the label. He now steps halfway out of the sound booth and gets behind his piano to produce, with the help of an all-star cast, jazz of great complexity, thoughtfulness and sensitivity. I don't know if Mr. ...

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Album Review

Bruce Barth: East and West

Read "East and West" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


MAXJAZZ Inaugurates their long awaited follow up to the Vocal Series with the Piano Series—and the label debut of one of their own.

Pianist Bruce Barth is a producer for MAXJAZZ. He has been instrumental in producing the highly successful Vocal Series for the label. He now steps halfway out of the sound booth and gets behind his piano to produce, with the help of an all-star cast, jazz of great complexity, thoughtfulness and sensitivity. I don't know if Mr. ...


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