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Drummer Joey Baron Interviewed at AAJ

SOURCE: Published: 2009-12-16
Joey Baron Combining technical acuity with a deep sense of groove, Joey Baron
Joey Baron
Joey Baron
b.1955
drums
drums with playful exuberance. Throughout his more than 35-year career, he's propelled experimentalists like guitarist Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell
b.1951
guitar
and saxophonist John Zorn
John Zorn
John Zorn
b.1953
sax, alto
, as well as mainstreamers like vocalist Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
1920 - 1994
vocalist
and saxophonist David Sanborn
David Sanborn
David Sanborn
b.1945
saxophone
. He's even played with pop stars David Bowie and Marianne Faithfull. But Baron makes no distinctions between gigs, keeping an expansive, welcoming view of music. After leading the groups Barondown, Down Home, and Killer Joey, he's recently focused on percussion work in solo, duo, and trio settings. A rare December, 2009 solo concert at Roulette offers the chance to experience Baron's artistry at its most distilled.

AAJ Contributor Sean Patrick Fitzell spoke at length with Baron about his almost endless list of collaborators, and working in, around and well beyond the jazz mainstream.

Check out Joey Baron: Just Say Yes at AAJ today!


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