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Steve Barta

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Symphonic Arrangement: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Baroque & Blue; Sentimentale; Javanaise; Fugace; Irlandaise; Versatile; Veloce.

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Steve Barta: Symphonic Arrangement: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio

Read "Symphonic Arrangement: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


French composer and pianist Claude Bolling achieved what might be considered the best example the Gunther Schuller's “Third Stream" that elusive synthesis of classical music and jazz improvisation, in his Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio (CBS Masterworks, 1975). Bolling composed the seven-part musical suite with his friend, flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal, in mind. The recording ...

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Another Life Brazil

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Track listing:

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Jumpinjazz Kids Wins Parents' Choice Gold Award

Jumpinjazz Kids Wins Parents' Choice Gold Award

“JUMPINJAZZ KIDS – A SWINGING JUNGLE TALE” RECEIVES PARENTS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD; SPECIAL CONCERT TO TAKE PLACE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM OCTOBER 19TH AND WILL FEATURE GUEST APPEARANCES BY ARTISTS FROM THE CD INCLUDING DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER AND HUBERT LAWS “A stand-out mix of storytelling and songs . . . an imagination-stirring musical adventure!” – Parents’ ...

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Steve Barta: Another Life Brazil

Read "Another Life Brazil" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Pianist Steve Barta continues his musical travels through Brazil that started with Blue River (Source Music, 2001), a collaboration with flautist Herbie Mann. Mann joined Barta on Another Life Brazil, performing his valedictory on the title tune shortly before his death at 73, in 2003. None other than Hubert Laws rounds out the wind parts on ...

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Three Ships

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2003
Track listing: Caroling, Caroling; I Love The Winter Weather/I

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Steve Barta: Three Ships

Read "Three Ships" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Better Late than Never. Pianist and composer Steve Barta has released several fine holiday-related discs. To date these include That Christmas Feeling, Noel, Christmas Around the World, and The Twelve Days of Christmas. His Christmas offerings, especially the latter and this new recording, have absorbed a Bossa base that was very much in presence in his ...

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Blue River

Label: Source Music
Released: 2001
Track listing: Wish Upon A Canvas; Blue River; In Another Life; Like An Old Piano; Rossport; Carinho; The High Road; Asleep In The Sweet Light; Umtradah; On The Edge; Blue River. (Total Time: 48:55)

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Steve Barta: Blue River

Read "Blue River" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Steve Barta lands squarely on the Jazz radar with this acclaimed collaboration with Herbie Mann. I met Steve Barta this past Holiday Season. He was demonstrating his most recent self- produced release The Twelve Days of Christmas (previously reviewed in these pages). Barta was joined by the esteemed flautist, Herbie Mann ...


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