Barney McAll

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Barney McAll
Born 1966
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, arranger
Instruments Piano, keyboards
Labels

ABC Classics
Jazzhead
Transparent Music

Extra Celestial Arts
Associated acts Sylent Running, MODAS
Website barneymcall.com/

Barney McAll (born Melbourne, Australia, 1966) is a jazz pianist and composer. Barney McAll moved to New York City from Australia in 1997 to join saxophonist Gary Bartz's band. As well as remaining to be a member of the Gary Bartz quartet, he also plays with the Josh Roseman Unit, Fred Wesley and the JB's, Groove Collective, and Kurt Rosenwinkel's "Heartcore". He completed a Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, studying with pianists Paul Grabowsky, Tony Gould and Mike Nock and with guitarist Doug Devries.

His ensembles include "M.O.D.A.S", "Sylent Running", "GRAFT" and his most recent ensemble ASIO (Australian Symbiotic Improvisers Orbit). He was awarded the Australia Council Fellowship in 2007 and worked as musical director for Australian vocalist Sia Furler from 2011-2012.

Barney McAll is also the 2015 recipient of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks composer residency in Sydney, Australia.

He has recorded or performed internationally with many other musicians including Dewey Redman, Roy Ayers, Kenny Garrett, Maceo Parker, Jimmy Cobb, Eddie Henderson, Aloe Blacc, Bernie Worrell, Peter Apfelbaum, Billy Harper, Daniel Merriweather and Vernel Fournier. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2015 McAll won Best Jazz Album for Mooroolbark.[1]

Awards[edit]

  • 1990 Winner Jazz Piano Award at the Wangaratta Festival Of Jazz
  • 1993 Winner ARIA Award for Best Jazz Composition "Hindered On His Way To Heaven" (with Vince Jones)
  • 1996 Nominated ARIA Award Best Jazz Album : EXIT
  • 1998 Best Jazz Composition Award from NSW Jazz Action society
  • 2006 Bell Award nomination Best Jazz Album : MODAS (Mother Of Dreams And Secrets)
  • 2007 Grammy nomination for best contemporary Jazz Album (people people, music music)
  • 2007-2008 Australia Council Fellowship
  • 2010 Bell Award nomination Best Song : Flashback
  • 2010 Bell Award nomination Best Contemporary Jazz Album : Flashbacks
  • 2012 AIR Award nomination Best Jazz Album : Graft
  • 2012 Nominated ARIA Award Best Jazz Album : Graft
  • 2012 Bell Award nomination Best Song "Nostalgia For The Present"
  • 2012 Bell Award nomination Best Jazz album : Graft
  • 2014 Bell Award nomination Best Contemporary jazz album : Trio Feral :Don't Feed
  • 2015 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composer Residency
  • 2015 Winner ARIA Award Best Jazz Album : Mooroolbark
  • 2015 Winner Australian Independent Record Labels Association Best Jazz Album : Mooroolbark
  • 2015 Winner The Age Music Victoria Awards Best Jazz Album : Mooroolbark
  • 2016 Bell Award nomination Best Produced Album
  • 2016 Bell Award nomination Best Ensemble "ASIO"
  • 2016 Winner Bell Award Best Jazz Album
  • 2016 Winner Bell Award Best Song "Nectar Spur"

Selected discography[edit]

Leader[edit]

  • 1996 – Exit (Jazzhead)
  • 1998 – Widening Circles (Jazzhead)
  • 2000 – Release the Day (Transparent Music/Jazzhead)
  • 2005 – Mother of Dreams and Secrets (Jazzhead)
  • 2009 – Flashbacks (Extracelestial Arts)
  • 2011 – Blueprints (Jazzhead)
  • 2011 – Recollections – Best Of (Jazzhead)
  • 2012 – Graft (Jazzhead)
  • 2013 – Swirl Cauldron Swirl (Extra Celestial Arts)
  • 2013 – Solo Piano Live (Extra Celestial Arts)
  • 2015 – Mooroolbark (ABC Jazz)

Sideman[edit]

  • 1993 – Vince Jones – It All Ends Up In Tears
  • 1993 – Bill Ware – Groove Thing (Eight Ball)
  • 1994 – Kate Ceberano and Friends – ABC
  • 1996 – Vince Jones – Trustworthy Little Sweethearts
  • 1996 – Dale Barlow – Dale Barlow
  • 1997 – Vince Jones – Future Girl
  • 1997 – Tim Rollinson – Cause + Effect Mercury Records
  • 1997 – Jack Lee – Poong-Un – Nuevo
  • 1998 – Vince Jones – Here's to the Miracles
  • 1998 – Slave Pianos – A Diagnosis Revolver Records
  • 1999 – Vince Jones – Virtue
  • 1999 – The WhitlamsLove This City
  • 1999 – Groove Collective – Declassified (Shanachie)
  • 1999 – Gary Bartz – Live At The Jazz Standard
  • 2000 – Phil Stack – Lucky You
  • 2000 – LIVE and Hard to Find Groove Collective
  • 2000 – Richard Worth – Rise (Giant Step)
  • 2001 – Vincent Herring – Save The World
  • 2001 – Ron Trent
  • 2001 – Groove Collective – Giant Step Record Sessions Vol.1 (Shanachie)
  • 2001 – Groove Collective– It's All in Your Mind (Shanachie)
  • 2002 – Groove Collective – Live And Hard To Find (live album) (Kufala Records)
  • 2002 – Gary Bartz – Live At The Jazz Standard Vol 2
  • 2002 – Ron Trent – Musical Reflections
  • 2002 – David Rex – Collision Course
  • 2002 – Wangaratta Live – Jazzhead
  • 2002 – Groove Collective – Brooklyn, NY 04.20.02 (live album) (Kufala Records)
  • 2003 – Red Lotus – Make Way
  • 2003 – Greg Gonzales – X=X
  • 2003 – Jacam Manricks – Skies the Limit
  • 2003 – Greta Gertler – The Baby That Brought Bad Weather
  • 2004 – Jay Rodriguez and Ron Trent – Batidos
  • 2004 – DJ Jazzy Jeff – In The House
  • 2004 – Fred Wesley and The JB's – Wuda Cuda Shuda
  • 2004 – Paul Williamson's Hammond Combo – A Month Of Mondays
  • 2005 – The Modern Congress – The Hidden Soul of Harmony (Casa Del Discos)
  • 2005 – Fabio Morgera – The Voice Within
  • 2005 – The Jay Collins Band – Poem For You Today
  • 2006 – Josh Roseman – 'Treats for the Night Walker
  • 2006 – Groove Collective – People People Music Music Savoy Records
  • 2006 – Greta Gertler – Pecadillo
  • 2007 – Groove Collective – PS1 Warm Up:Brooklyn, NY, July 2, 2005 (live album) (Kufala)
  • 2007 – Umberto Echo – Dub Trail
  • 2007 – Jojo Kuo – No Kelen Kelen – Goin Native Records
  • 2008 – Josh Roseman – Constellations: live in Vienna (ENJA)
  • 2008 – Jo Lawry – I Want To be Happy
  • 2009 – Jonathan Zwartz – The Sea
  • 2009 – Julien Wilson / Steve Magnusson – Kaleidoscopic (Jazzhead)
  • 2009 – Sa-RaNuclear Evolution: The Age of Love
  • 2010 – Rebecca Barnard – Everlasting
  • 2010 – Tom Browne – S'Up (Pony Canyon)
  • 2010 – Sia Furler – iTunes – Live in Sydney
  • 2011 – Andy Bey – Companions Of The Lost Ark – ILM Recordings
  • 2012 – Gary Bartz – Coltrane Rules: Tao of a Music Warrior (OYO Records)
  • 2012 – Tim Rollinson – The Protagonist (The Modern Congress)
  • 2012 – Brad Jones – Avant Lounge (Ropeadope Records)
  • 2012 – Tim Clarkson – Evolution Of Beauty – Dangerous Music Records
  • 2012 – The Universal Thump – The Universal Thump
  • 2013 – Jonathan Zwartz – The Remembering and Forgetting Of The Air
  • 2013 – Julien Wilson – This Is Always ( Lionshare Records)
  • 2014 – Gary Bartz – Coltrane Rules: Tao of a Music Warrior Volume 2 (OYO Records)
  • 2014 – Aaron Comess – Aaron Comess Quintet
  • 2015 – Julien Wilson – This Narrow Isthmus ( Lionshare Records)
  • 2016 – Alice Bierhorst – The Beacon

Collaborator[edit]

  • 1998 – Jonathan Zwartz, Hamish Stuart, Barney McAll – Zeeks Beek ABC/EMI
  • 2005 – Jody Watley, Ron Trent, Barney McAll – Saturday Night Experience
  • 2005 – Barney McAll, Genji Siraisi – Baby Winter
  • 2006 – Barney McAll, Badal Roy, Rufus Cappadocia – Vivid
  • 2008 – George Schuller, Barney McAll, Matt Pavolka – That Trio This
  • 2009 – Sylent Running – Empathy Chip
  • 2014 – Trio Feral – Don't Feed

Arranger[edit]

  • 1996 – Vince Jones – Trustworthy Little Sweethearts
  • 1997 – Vince jones – Future Girl
  • 1998 – Vince Jones – Here's to the Miracles
  • 1999 – Vince Jones – Virtue
  • 2000 – Vince Jones – Live
  • 2006 – Pamela Luss – Theres Something About You I Don't Know
  • 2007 – Pamela Luss – Your Eyes
  • 2008 – Pamela Luss – Magnet
  • 2008 – Paulette McWilliams – Flow
  • 2010 – Tom Scott with Paulette McWilliams – Telling Stories
  • 2010 – Rebecca Barnard – Everlasting

Producer[edit]

  • 1997 – Vince Jones – Future Girl
  • 1998 – Vince Jones – Here's to the Miracles
  • 2006 – Barney McAll, Badal Roy, Rufus Cappadocia – Vivid
  • 2009 – Jacam Manricks – Labyrinths (Co-Producer)
  • 2009 – Sylent Running – Empathy Chip
  • 2010 – Rebecca Barnard – Everlasting (Co-Producer)
  • 2012 – Brad Jones – Avant Lounge (Ropeadope Records) (Co-Producer)

Solo Albums Producer[edit]

  • 1996 – Exit (Jazzhead)
  • 2000 – Release the Day (Transparent Music/Jazzhead)
  • 2005 – Mother of Dreams and Secrets (Jazzhead)
  • 2009 – Flashbacks (Extracelestial Arts)
  • 2011 – Blueprints (Jazzhead)
  • 2011 – Recollections – Best Of (Jazzhead)
  • 2012 – Graft (Jazzhead)
  • 2013 – Swirl Cauldron Swirl (Extra Celestial Arts)
  • 2013 – Solo Piano Live (Extra Celestial Arts)
  • 2015 – Mooroolbark (ABC Jazz)

Film Score Credits[edit]

Works[edit]

  • 1993 "Diminuet" Exploring the possibilities of the miniature (La Mama, Carlton, VIC)
  • 1999 ¡¡EMANCIPATE THE DISSONANCE!! with Slave Pianos (Lombard-Freid Fine Arts NYC)
  • 2004 Two lives in flux – and vice versa Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2009 “Vanishing Point” collaboration with video artist Janet Biggs (Claire Oliver Gallery NYC)
  • 2015 "The Unanswered Question (once touched, remains unknown) " The University of Houston Choral Chorale Choir with Janet Biggs
  • 2015 Zephyrix - Monash Art Ensemble
  • 2016 Transitive Cycles - Federation Bells Commission , City Of Melbourne

References[edit]

  1. ^ ARIA Music Awards for Barney McAll:

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