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Just added – Barney McClure on solo piano
October 18, 2019| $10
7:30 pm for two 45-minute sets
New Ukiah resident, Barney McClure has been a long-time session player in the Los Angeles area and even a former Mayor in Washington state. He also has seven feature CDs on the market and one book on improvisational theory entitled There Is No Such Thing As A Mistake. Check them out. Barney’s book, There Is No Such Thing As A Mistake, is a “how-to” in improvisational jazz and is a popular hit with teachers who use it as a curriculum guide, and with instrumentalists and vocalists at any level who can use it as a self-help guide.
Barney McClure has been everywhere and done it all. He has performed and/or recorded with: Ernestine Anderson, Mark Murphy, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Big Joe Turner, Don Shelton, Greta Matassa, Rebecca Parris, Dee Daniels, Grady Tate, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, Larry Coryell, Mimi Fox, the late Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, and Emily Remler, Bud Shank, Don Lanphere, Richie Cole, Harold Land, Scott Hamilton, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Red Holloway, Buddy Tate, the late Sonny Stitt, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Kenny Wheeler, Shorty Rogers, Blue Mitchell, Bill Watrous, Milt Jackson, Terry Gibbs, Red Norvo, Gary Peacock, Bob Magnusson, John Heard, Billy Higgins, Lewis Nash, and Jeff Hamilton – and, more. Barney has backed such notables as Bob Hope, Bob Newhart, Professor Irwin Corey, George Kirby and Steve Allen.
Barney McClure learned to arrange in the Army during the sixties in Europe and continued in Hollywood for many years. His performances have taken him all over Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Canada and the US. You can hear Barney in the movie ~Officer and a Gentleman~, and the soundtrack of ~Mr. Holland’s Opus~.
Learn more and listen: here