George Barrow (musician)
George Barrow (21 September 1921 – 20 March 2013) was an American jazz saxophonist who played both tenor and baritone saxes.
Self-taught on the saxophone, flute and clarinet, by the mid-1950s, he was playing in different line-ups led by Charles Mingus, including the Quintet (with Eddie Bert, Mal Waldron and Max Roach) before going on to join line-ups led by Ernie Wilkins, including the Ernie Wilkins-Kenny Clarke Septet and the Ernie Wilkins Orchestra, as well as with Oliver Nelson, notably on the classic album The Blues and the Abstract Truth.
- The Amram-Barrow Quartet – with David Amram
- Kenny Clarke & Ernie Wilkins (Savoy, 1955)
With Charles Mingus
- The Moods of Mingus (Savoy, 1955)
- Mingus at the Bohemia (Debut, 1955)
- The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach (Debut, 1955)
With Teddy Charles
With The Three Playmates
- The Three Playmates (Savoy, 1957)
- Trane Whistle (Prestige, 1960)
With Oliver Nelson
- The Blues and the Abstract Truth (Impulse, 1961)
With Gene Ammons
With Jimmy Forrest
- Soul Street (New Jazz, 1962)
With Etta Jones
- From the Heart (Prestige, 1962)
With Jimmy Smith
- Bashin': The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith (Verve, 1962)
With Clark Terry
- Clark Terry Plays the Jazz Version of All American (Moodsville, 1962)
With Frank Wess
- Southern Comfort (Prestige, 1962)
With Bill Dixon
With Bobby Timmons
- Got to Get It! (Milestone, 1967)
- The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (ECM, 1968)
With Melvin Van Peebles
- Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death (A&M, 1971)
- Jazz legend George Barrow is dead at 91 Daily News. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
- Jenkins, Todd S. (2006) I Know What I Know: The Music of Charles Mingus, p. 34. Greenwood Publishing Group At Google Books. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
- Savoy 15000 series Jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
- Charles Mingus Catalog Jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
- Savoy Records discography Jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 23 June 2013.