Welcoming the Fall

September 13, 2009 § Leave a comment


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Welcoming the Fall

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year, with its crisp nights, colorful trees, fireplace blazing and all the fall festivities!  After a difficult summer it is even more welcome.

The good news is that I have formed a new trio, with bassist Jon Wilkins and drummer Scott Kinnison.

BBTpaintingI’m very excited about the new sound!  We have been rehearsing in Manchester, New Hampshire and should be playing New England venues soon.  In addition to some of my originals, classic jazz standards, tunes from the Great American Songbook and some modal favorites from titans like Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter and Chick Corea, we will be working on new material for my upcoming album, Guitar Noir.

Recently Jazz.com published my article on one of my all-time favorite guitarists, Duane Allman.  Here’s the link to the article:

Duane Allman: a Rock Visionary on the Cusp of Jazz

Soon my three-part article on the future of jazz guitar will be out.  The central theme of these articles focuses on  the myriad challenges the art of jazz faces in the 21st century and the need to retain and expand the audience base- vital for the music to thrive, evolve and grow.

In the meantime, here are links to some other Jazz.com pieces I have written:

Life in a Gypsy Jazz Camp

A New Label in the Jazz World

Django Reinhardt NY Festival at Birdland

My Detroit Jazz Article

My Profile of French Jazz Manouche Wunderkind Adrien Moignard

My Herbie Hancock Concert Article

Your comments are welcome.  Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great fall season!

Bill Barnes       BBlinedraw

http://www.billbarnestrio.com

Photo by Julie Powers
“Bill Barnes Trio”- acrylic on canvas, by Colette Nolcox
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