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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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What Survives (Radio Edits)

Label: ArtsForge
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1 Cliff's Edge (Radio Edit); 2 Secret of Life (feat. Bill Barner); 3 A Promise (Radio Edit) [feat. Woody Mankowski]; 4 Frankenfanny (Radio Edit) [feat. Ron Carter]; 5 Lightning Strikes (Radio Edit) [feat. Bob Levy & Ken Schaphorst]; 6 Must Go Back (Radio Edit) [feat. Jeff Cox & Chris Mueller]; 7 Dreams (When You Awake to Me) [feat. Woody Mankowski]; 8 I Wanna Fly (feat. Ken Schaphorst & Bob Levy); 9 Windowshade (Radio Edit); 10 Caught in the Current (feat. Bill Barner & Martyn Kember-Smith); 11 Finding No Path (Radio Edit) [feat. Chris Mueller & Dane Richeson]; 12 What Survives (Radio Edit) [feat. Woody Mankowski]; 13 Waltzing Night into Day (Radio Edit) [feat. Doug Schneider]; 14 River Runs Through Me (Radio Edit); 15 The Shape of My Life (feat. Woody Mankowski); 16 One Body of Man (Radio Edit); 17 Dénouement; 18 Dreams (Reprise) [feat. Emily Rohm].

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Windowshade

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Label: ArtsForge
Released: 2020
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Ten Tunes

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Track listing: Opening Gambit; Flying Monkeys; Charm Offensive; Wide Stance Dance; Barbaro; Squeaky Rico; Connecting Dots; Toddler Dance; A War of Words; Palmas.

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Bill Barner: Ten Tunes

Read "Ten Tunes" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Variety is the theme of Bill Barner's plainly titled Ten Tunes. Although currently employed by a big band and small swing combos, Barner's career as reed man has spanned different genres, from free jazz and Indian raga and to bluegrass and klezmer, and the disc reflects that versatility, with the leader focusing exclusively on clarinet.

Album

Rain Bather

Label: ArtsForge
Released: 2009
Track listing: I Wanna Fly #1; Cliff's Edge #2; Must Go Back #3; Lightning Strikes #4; Caught in the Current #5; Windowshade #6; Secret of Life #7; Seven Buttons On a Nehru Jacket #8; Waltzing Night Into Day #9; Acid Hopping #10; Finding No Path #11; River Runs Through Me #12; Last Song On Vaudeville #13.


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