Joey Baron

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Joey Baron
Joey Baron.jpg
Joey Baron in a live performance with John Zorn at the Barbican Centre, on June 18, 2006
Background information
Born (1955-06-26) June 26, 1955 (age 59)
Origin Richmond, Virginia, United States
Occupations Drummer, arranger, composer
Instruments Drums, percussion, keyboards

Joey Baron (born June 26, 1955, in Richmond, Virginia)[1] is an American avant-garde jazz drummer probably best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, Steve Kuhn, and John Zorn. He has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, Laurie Anderson, John Scofield, Al Jarreau, Michael Jackson, Jim Hall, Eric Vloeimans, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Pepper, John Abercrombie, Tim Berne, Pat Martino and Eliane Elias. His own groups he has led include the Down Home Group, Barondown, Killer Joey.


As leader[edit]

  • Tongue in Groove (JMT, 1992)
  • RAIsedpleasuredot(New World, 1993)
  • Crackshot (Avant, 1995)
  • Down Home (Intuition, 1997)
  • We'll Soon Find Out (Intuition, 1999)
  • Beyond (Auditorium, 2001)
  • Venice, dal vivo (D'Autres Cordes, 2010)

As sideman[edit]

With John Abercrombie

With the Toshiko Akiyoshi

With Laurie Anderson

With Tim Berne

  • Miniature (JMT, 1988)
  • Fractured Fairy Tales (JMT,1989)
  • I Can't Put My Finger On It (JMT, 1991)
  • Diminutive Mysteries (JMT, 1993)

With David Bowie

With Uri Caine

With Anthony Coleman

With Dave Douglas

With Mark Feldman

With Bill Frisell

With Fred Frith

With Richard Galliano

  • Laurita (Dreyfus, 1999)

With Jim Hall

  • These Rooms (Columbia, 1988)
  • Hemispheres (ArtistShare, 2008) with Bill Frisell
  • Conversations (ArtistShare, 2009)

With Fred Hersch

  • Sarabande (SunnySide, 1987)

With Mark Johnson

With Haino Keiji

  • An Unclear Trial: More Than This (Avant, 1998)

With Steve Kuhn

With Joe Lovano

With Pat Martino

With Carmen McRae

  • Live at Ronnie Scott's (Pye, 1977)

With Enrico Pieranunzi

  • New Lands (Timeless, 1984)
  • Deep Down (Soul Note, 1986)
  • Play Morricone (CamJazz, 2001)
  • Current Conditions (CamJazz, 2003)
  • Play Morricone 2 (CamJazz, 2003)
  • Ballads (CamJazz, 2006)
  • Live in Japan (CamJazz, 2007)
  • As Never Before (CamJazz, 2008)

With John Scofield

With John Taylor

With Toots Thielemans

  • Only Trust Your Heart (Concord, 1988)
  • Do Not Leave Me (Stash, 1989)

With John Zorn



  1. ^ Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian (2004). The Rough Guide to Jazz. Rough Guide Reference Series (3rd ed.). Rough Guides. p. 50. ISBN 1-84353-256-5. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 

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