“Snap! This is my kind of jazz.” – Joani Taylor, vocalist, Vancouver
“Winds of Bodhgaya delights and surprises the listener by weaving a musical tapestry of simplicity, power and acoustic integrity” – Atlantic News
“ Unique interpretations of jazz standards played with virtuosity and sensitivity by Mr. Barnes and his fellow artists.” – Steve Taylor, 1st Violin, Louisville Orchestra
“Eloquent and broad-shouldered music that is from the heart.” -Jon Dalton, jazz guitarist, John-Paul Gard Trio, UK
“Very pure phrasing and tasty playing!” –Yannick Robert, jazz guitarist, Paris, France
“Very lyrical and so much feeling” – Seiko Akita, jazz pianist, composer, New York City.
“The real deal.” –Dave Illig, jazz guitarist, Houston
Former New York session guitarist Bill Barnes started his musical career in the late sixties, touring with ATCO Records recording artist Arthur Conley (Sweet Soul Music). He has since played with a stellar lineup of music industry heavies including Eddy Floyd, SpiderTurner, The Marvelettes, Len Barry, Gary US Bonds, The Coasters, The Platters, Rufus Thomas and Sam the Sham as well as jazz luminaries such as Michael Henderson and Gabrielle Goodman. On the concert stage he has opened for a diverse lineup of acts, including Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Tommy James, Blue Oyster Cult, Betty Wright, Tommy Roe, KC and the Sunshine Band, Dobie Gray and The Ides of March. His latest album is available from Ponca Jazz Records, Amazon.com, iTunes or CD Baby.
Montage from performances: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sueC2LQQFyE&list=UUBuuAO22ICkIEcJ1OlS55TA&index=0&feature=plcp
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