The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron

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The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron
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Studio album by Bill Barron
Released 1961
Recorded February 21, 1961
Studio Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ
Genre Jazz
Label Savoy
Producer Herman Lubinsky
Bill Barron chronology
The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron
Modern Windows
(1961)Modern Windows1961

The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron is the debut album by saxophonist Bill Barron which was recorded in 1961 and first released on the Savoy label.[1][2][3] The album was reissued on CD combined with Modern Windows in 2000.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]

In his review on Allmusic, Michael G. Nastos called stated "This recording displays all the why's and wherefore's as to his unsung greatness, showcasing his clever compositions and his clear, distinct, definite tenor tone that holds allegiance to no peer or predecessor"[4] All About Jazz noted "The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron somehow was engineered for sharper and more assertive sound reproduction, clarifying the roles of the instruments within each piece. Furthermore, the compositions on the album are based upon single themes for the most part".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Barron

  1. "Blast Off" – 9:37
  2. "Ode to an Earth Girl" – 7:33
  3. "Fox Hunt" – 7:07
  4. "Oriental Impressions" – 6:24
  5. "Back Lash" – 5:47
  6. "Nebulae" – 6:18
  7. "Desolation" – 5:21 Bonus track on reissue



  1. ^ Discography of the Savoy/Regent and Associated Labels accessed February 6, 2017
  2. ^ Bill Barron Catalog accessed February 6, 2017
  3. ^ Bill Barron discography accessed February 6, 2017
  4. ^ a b Nastos, Michael G.. Bill Barron – Modern Windows Suite: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  5. ^ AAJ Staff All About Jazz Review accessed February 6, 2017