Eddie Barefield

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Eddie Barefield
Ben Webster, Eddie Barefield, Buck Clayton, Benny Morton, Famous Door NYC, ca October 1947 (Gottlieb).jpg
Ben Webster, Eddie Barefield, Buck Clayton, Benny Morton, Famous Door NYC, ca October 1947. Photography by William P. Gottlieb
Background information
Born (1909-12-12)December 12, 1909
Origin Iowa, United States
Died January 4, 1991(1991-01-04) (aged 81)
Genres Jazz
Occupations Musician, arranger
Instruments saxophone, clarinet

Eddie Barefield (December 12, 1909, Iowa – January 4, 1991, New York City) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and arranger most noteworthy for his work with Bennie Moten, Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Coleman Hawkins, Sammy Price, Bernie Young, and Ben Webster. Barefield's musical career also included work with ABC and WOR radio as well as appearances in several films.[1]

Barefeld died of a heart attack at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on January 4, 1991.[2]

Leader Discography[edit]

  • Plays the work of Edgar Battle (Cosmopolitan, 1962)
  • Play Ballad Beautiful by Edgar Battle (Cosmopolitan, 1964)
  • Eddie Barefield (RCA, 1974)
  • The undestructible (Famous Door, 1976)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eddie Barefield, 81; Played Saxophone In Major Big Bands". The New York Times. January 8, 1991. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eddie Barefield, Ex-musician, Dies". Reading Eagle. January 7, 1991. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 

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