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Barry Guy

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Birthday: April 22, 1947

About Barry Guy

Barry Guy is an innovative bass player and composer whose creative diversity in the fields of jazz improvisation, chamber and orchestral performance, and solo recitals is the outcome both of an unusually varied training and a zest for experimentation, under pinned by a dedication to the double bass and the ideal of musical communication. He is the founder and Artis tic Director of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra and the BGNO (Barry Guy New Orchestra), for which he has written several extended works. His concert works for chamber orchestras, chamber groups and soloists have been widely performed and his skilful and inventive writing has resulted in an exceptional series of compositions. Barry Guy continues to give solo recitals throughout Europe as well as continuing associations with colleagues involved in improvised, baroque and contemporary music. His current regular ensembles are the Homburger/Guy duo, the Parker/Guy duo, piano trios with Marilyn Crispell and Paul Lytton, Jaques Demierre and Lucas Niggli, and a recently formed trio with Agusti Fernandez and Ramon Lopez. He continues the longstanding trio with Evan Parker and Paul Lytton, as well as projects with Mats Gustafsson.


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