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Tony Barba is a recent addition to Chicago after living in New York City for the last decade. Graduating in 2001 from the NYU jazz department, Barba studied saxophone with such notables as George Garzone and Ralph Lalama. SInce then, Tony has performed in the United States, Europe, Canada, Asia and Africa with such artists as Andrew Hill, Josh Ritter, Escort, Tony Malaby, Ben Monder, David Murray, Angelica Sanchez, Al Vizutti, Tony Scherr, Steven Bernstein, Ellery Eskelin, Shane Endsley, the Violent Femmes, Pete Yorn, Antibalis, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. From 2001 until 2010, Tony led and self-released two albums with his funk band the Barbarian Horde, which featured many of Brooklyn's finest musicians

Blood Moon

Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Blood Moon; Hide Alerts; Rounding Up; Wishlist; Washed Up; The Hypnotist; Drifters; Monster; The Long Haul; Cut and Dry.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tony Barba: Blood Moon

Read "Blood Moon" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Madison-based saxophonist Tony Barba is a sonic chameleon, able to wrap catchy melodic themes around a variety of different genres. His ear for melodies is on full display on his newest outing for the Midwestern label Shifting Paradigm Records. In interplay with Chicagoan guitarist Matt Gold and the Madison-based rhythm section of John Christensen on bass ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble (featuring Clarence Penn): Forward

Read "Forward" reviewed by Troy Dostert

There's something to be said for acknowledging one's artistic debts. It's a trait especially prominent in jazz, where musicians paying tribute to their forebears is commonplace, a way to sustain the tradition and recognize its continual evolution. Trumpeter and composer Paul Dietrich has certainly done that with the debut recording from his large ensemble, Forward. Although ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eric Siereveld: Walk The Walk

Read "Walk The Walk" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The “organic" in trumpeter Eric Siereveld's Organic Quintet doesn't mean the group has no artificial ingredients or synthetic preservatives; rather, it denotes the fact that the quintet's modus operandi rests in some measure on the well-defined tone colors produced by Steve Snyder's indispensable Hammon B3 organ. The word “indispensable" is used because it is Siereveld's purpose ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eric Sierveld's Organic Quintet: Walk The Walk

Read "Walk The Walk" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

After three years in Congressman Paul Ryan's home state, trumpeter Eric Sierveld returns home to NYC. The grand results is Walk The Walk, an escapade with the newly christened, no-fretting, tight strutting Organic Quintet. Percolating from start to finish, the Quintet--featuring Sierveld joined by Tony Barba on sax, Jonathan Kreisberg: guitar; Steve Snyder on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Makaya McCraven: In the Moment

Read "In the Moment" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Esplorazione e improvvisazione, ecco le due coordinate lungo cui si muove questo bel disco firmato dal batterista e produttore Makaya McCraven, un album che somiglia a un progetto che somiglia alla fotografia, in parte a fuoco e in parte no, di lunghe serate passate a improvvisare sul palco del Bedford di Chicago, un locale ispirato agli ...

Facetime

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2012

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Crash Landing

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Label: Unknown label
Released: 2012
Duration: 5:47

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Tony Barba's New Album Facetime Now Available!

Tony Barba's New Album Facetime Now Available!

Facetime is now available through Layered Records. This Rock/Jazz trio features Tony Barba on tenor sax and bansuri, Patrick Mulcahy on electric bass, and Conor Elmes on drums. From Layered's website: A veteran NYC saxophonist/composer now residing in Chicago, Tony Barba has leapt between improvised music, punk rock, jazz (or pretty much anything that can be ...


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