Bruce Barth

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Bruce Barth
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Background information
Born (1958-09-07) 7 September 1958 (age 62)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
LabelsEnja, Fresh Sound, MAXJAZZ

Bruce Barth, born September 7, 1958 in Pasadena, California, is a jazz pianist.[1][2] He has played the piano since the age of five. Barth's career had included major work with ensembles, as well as solo work. He has recorded on the Enja, Fresh Sound, and MAXJAZZ labels.


An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.

As leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Personnel/Notes
1993* In Focus Enja Quintet, with Scott Wendholt (trumpet, flugelhorn), Steve Wilson (alto sax, soprano sax), Robert Hurst (bass), Lewis Nash (drums)
1994* Morning Call Enja With Scott Wendholt (trumpet, flugelhorn), Steve Wilson (alto sax, soprano sax), Larry Grenadier (bass), Leon Parker (drums)
1997 Don't Blame Me Double-Time Trio, with Ed Howard (bass), Billy Drummond (drums)
1998 Hope Springs Eternal Double-Time Quartet, with Steve Wilson (alto sax, soprano sax, flute), Ed Howard (bass), Adam Cruz (drums)
1999 Where Eagles Fly Fresh Sound With Sam Newsome (soprano sax), Pat O'Leary (bass), Adam Cruz (drums)
2000 Somehow It's True Double-Time With Terell Stafford (trumpet), Adam Kolker (tenor sax, soprano sax), Ugonna Okegwo (bass), Billy Hart (drums), Duduka DaFonseca (percussion)
2000 East and West Maxjazz With Terell Stafford (trumpet, flugelhorn), Steve Wilson (alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet), Sam Newsome (soprano sax), Adam Kolker (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Ugonna Okegwo (bass), Al Foster (drums)
2000 American Landscape Satchmo Jazz Solo piano
2002 Live at the Village Vanguard Maxjazz Trio, with Ugonna Okegwo (bass), Al Foster (drums); in concert
2007* Live at Maxjazz Cafe del Teatre Quadrant With Montez Coleman (drums); DVD
2010* Home We Always Swing With Steve Wilson (alto sax, soprano sax); in concert
2010 Live at Smalls Smalls Live Trio, with Vicente Archer (bass), Rudy Royston (drums); in concert
2012 Three Things of Beauty Savant Most tracks quartet, with Steve Nelson (vibraphone), Ben Street (bass), Dana Hall (drums); one track duo, with Nelson (vibraphone)
2014* Daybreak Savant With Terell Stafford (trumpet), Steve Nelson (vibraphone), Vicente Archer (bass), Montez Coleman (drums)

As sideman[edit]

Year recorded Leader Title Label
1992 Randy Johnston Jubilation Muse
1995 Steve Wilson Four for Time Criss Cross
2011 Terell Stafford This Side of Strayhorn Maxjazz


  1. ^ Palm, Kristin (2008). "Barth Biography". Net Industries. Retrieved 2008-10-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Barth at All About Jazz". All About Jazz. 2007-05-31. Archived from the original on 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2008-10-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)