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Barry Altschul

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Occupation(s)  Musician
Role  Drummer
Instruments  Drum kit
Genres  Jazz
Years active  1960s–present
Music group  Circle (1970 – 1971)
Name  Barry Altschul

Barry Altschul

Born  January 6, 1943 (age 80) New York City, United States (1943-01-06)
Albums  Reunion: Live in New York, ARC, Virtuosi, Japan Suite, Paris Concert
Similar People  Joe Fonda, Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Paul Bley

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Barry Altschul (born January 6, 1943, New York City) is a free jazz and hard bop drummer who gained fame in the late 1960s with pianists Paul Bley and Chick Corea.


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Altschul, having initially taught himself to play drums, studied with Charlie Persip during the 1960s. In the latter part of the decade, he performed with Paul Bley. In 1969 he joined with Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Anthony Braxton to form the group Circle. At the time, he made use of a high-pitched Gretsch kit with add-on drums and percussion instruments, which he integrated seamlessly in a whirlwind of sound.

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In the 1970s Altschul worked extensively with Anthony Braxton's quartet featuring Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, and George Lewis. Braxton, signed to Arista Records, was able to secure a large enough budget to tour with a collection of dozens of percussion instruments, strings and winds. In addition to his participation in ensembles featuring avant-garde musicians, Altschul performed with Lee Konitz, Art Pepper and other "straight ahead" jazz performers.

Altschul also made albums as a leader, but after the mid-1980s he was rarely seen in concert or on record, spending much of his time in Europe. Since the 2000s, he has become more visible, with two sideman appearances on the CIMP label with the FAB trio (with Billy Bang and Joe Fonda), the Jon Irabagon Trio recording "Foxy", and the bassist Adam Lane. Altschul has played or recorded with many musicians, including Roswell Rudd, Dave Liebman, Barre Phillips, Denis Levaillant, Andrew Hill, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, and Lee Konitz.

As leader/co-leader

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  • 1967: Virtuosi (Improvising Artists) with Paul Bley and Gary Peacock
  • 1977: You Can't Name Your Own Tune (32 Jazz)
  • 1978: Another Time/Another Place (Muse)
  • 1979: For Stu (Soul Note)
  • 1979: Somewhere Else (Moers Music)
  • 1979: Be-Bop? (Musica) with Pepper Adams
  • 1980: Brahma (Sackville)
  • 1983: Irina (Soul Note)
  • 1986: That's Nice (Soul Note)
  • 2003: Transforming the Space
  • 2012: Reunion: Live in New York (Pi)
  • 2013: The 3Dom Factor (TUM)
  • 2015: Tales of the Unforeseen (TUM)
  • As sideman

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    With Paul Bley

  • Touching (Debut, 1965)
  • Closer (ESP-Disk, 1966)
  • Ramblin' (BYG Actuel, 1967)
  • Copenhagen and Haarlem (Arista, 1975)
  • Japan Suite (Improvising Artists, 1977)
  • Hot (Soul Note, 1985)
  • Live at Sweet Basil (Soul Note, 1988)
  • With Anthony Braxton

  • The Complete Braxton (Freedom, 1971 [1973])
  • Town Hall 1972 (Trio, 1972)
  • Quartet: Live at Moers Festival (Ring, 1974 [1976])
  • Five Pieces 1975 (Arista, 1975)
  • Creative Orchestra Music 1976 (Arista, 1976)
  • Dortmund (Quartet) 1976 (hatART, 1976 [1991])
  • The Montreux/Berlin Concerts (Arista, 1975–76)
  • With Chick Corea

  • The Song of Singing
  • Circling In (1975)
  • ARC (ECM, 1971)
  • Circulus (1970)
  • Paris Concert (ECM, 1971)
  • With Franco D'Andrea

  • My One and Only Love (Red, 1983)
  • With Denis Levaillant

  • Passages (DLM, 1986/2012)
  • With Kenny Drew

  • And Far Away (Soul Note, 1983)
  • With Dave Holland

  • Conference of the Birds (ECM, 1973)
  • With Julius Hemphill

  • Coon Bid'ness (1975)
  • With Andrew Hill

  • Spiral (1975)
  • With Dave Liebman

  • Drum Ode (ECM, 1974)
  • With John Lindberg

  • Give and Take (Black Saint, 1982)
  • With Sam Rivers

  • Hues (Impulse!, 1973)
  • Sizzle (Impulse!, 1975)
  • The Quest (Red, 1976)
  • With John Surman

  • Bass Is (Enja, 1970)
  • 'With Various

  • Wildflowers 2 (Douglas, 1976)
  • References

    Barry Altschul Wikipedia