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1. HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE IN THE BILL BARNES TRIO?
Yes, this was an actual question (from a very short acquaintance.)


2. IS THE TRIO AVAILABLE FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES?
Yes! Inquire within for current booking and contact information.


3. WHERE MAY I OBTAIN A COPY OF WINDS OF BODHGAYA?
Amazon, CD Baby, Barnes & Noble.com select retail stores, iTunes.
Click here for more details


4. WHAT ABOUT BILL’S GUITARS?

Bill plays several guitars, including his beloved archtop jazz box, the D’Angelico New Yorker, an authorized re-creation of the fabled instrument created by the legendary New York luthier John D’Angelico, crafted by top Japanese luthier Hidesato Shiino.  For Gypsy jazz he plays a Selmer-style jazz Manouche acoustic petite bouche made by Dell'Arte. Rounding out the tools in his gig bag is a
Gibson Les Paul.

5. WHO ARE BILL’S FAVORITE GUITAR PLAYERS?
Over the years Bill has been influenced by many different jazz players,
including Kenny Burrell, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, Howard Roberts,
Larry Carlton, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Attila Zollar, Jim Hall, Joe Pass,George Barnes, Bucky Pizzarelli, Grant Green, George Benson, Gabor Szabo, Django Reinhardt, Stocheo Rosenberg, and Lenny Breau. Other influences include blues,R&B and rock guitarists such as BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield,
Steve Cropper, Johnny Winter, Roy Buchanan, Duane Allman, Jeff Beck and Hank Garland. Currently he is digging on contemporary artists such as Ron Affif, Mark Whitfield, Jimmy Bruno, Vic Juris, Jack Wilkins, Swiss Guitarist Thomas Moeckel
and Swedish guitarist Andreas Oberg.


6. WHAT'S BILL’S WORKING ON NOW?
Always looking to continue his artistic growth, Bill has been revisiting the
music of Django Reinhardt, the legendary Romany guitarist who pioneered
jazz guitar as a solo instrument back in the nineteen-thirties and gave birth
to a whole genre now commonly called "Hot Club swing" or "Gypsy jazz", more
correctly called jazz Manouche and the technique of jazz Manouche. This art
lives on in contemporary Romany guitarists such as Bireli Lagrene, Jimmy
Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, Stochelo Rosenberg, Tchavalo Schmitt and
others. Bill hopes to eventually add his musical voice to the rising tide of
non-Gypsy guitarists in what is now being called the Hot Club Revival.


7. WHERE CAN I SEE MORE PHOTOS OF BILL?
Click here

Jazz - Straight Ahead and Slightly to the Left

 
   
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