Its professional career began 1957 in that volume of Mel Melvin, in which likewise its brother Bill played. After a removal to New York 1959 it played first with Philly Joe Jones, then with Yusef Lateef, James Moody and Lee Morgan. Lateef had - as Barron says - a large influence on its improvisation way. 1961 it is engaged by Lou Donaldson, in order to change two years later to Dizzy Gillespies Quintett, where he becomes successor of Lalo Schifrin. To a European tour it changes to Freddie Hubbard and plays afterwards among other things with Jimmy Owens, Joe Henderson, Esther Marlow, spleen Jackson, Stanley Turrentine and Stan Getz. Afterwards Barron enters 1970 again with Yusef Lateef . 1981 he formed the group of Sphere with Charlie Rouse (later replaces by Gary Bartz).
Barron was nominated repeated for the Grammy, among other things for People Time (with Stan Getz), Sambao, Night and the town center (with Charlie Haden), Wanton mirror-image-guessed/advised (with Charlie Haden and Roy Haynes) and mirror-image-guessed/advised Song. It received already four times in consequence the honor as a best pianist from the jazz of journalist Association.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||US-American jazz pianist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||9. June 1943|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|