Joey Baron

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Joey Baron

Joey Baron (* 26. June 1955 in Richmond , Virginia ) is a US -American drummer and composer of avant-garde jazz .


Joey Baron worked with Marianne Faithfull , Bill Frisell , Stan Getz and John Zorn ( Masada: Alef , 1994). He has also played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra , Tony Bennett , Carmen McRae , Laurie Anderson , John Scofield , Al Jarreau , Jim Hall , Eric Vloeimans , Dizzy Gillespie , Art Pepper , John Abercrombie and Tim Berne . Baron played alongside his sideman appearances in his own formations, such as with the "Down Home Group" (with Arthur Blythe , Ron Carter and Bill Frisell), Barondown and Killer Joey . In his solo projects, Joey Baron is influenced by Ornette Coleman's harmonious approaches , and he also uses elements of Afro-American music, hip hop and free jazz . Joey Baron has an appearance in the documentary about Fred Frith Step Across the Border by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel.

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  1. Morton & Cook 1994, p. 83