George Barrow

George Barrow (25 September 1921 – 20 March 2013) was an American jazz saxophonist who played both tenor and baritone saxes.

Self-taught on the saxophone, flute and clarinet, by the mid-1950s, he was playing in different line-ups led by Charles Mingus, including the Quintet (with Eddie Bert, Mal Waldron and Max Roach) before going on to join line-ups led by Ernie Wilkins, including the Ernie Wilkins-Kenny Clarke Septet and the Ernie Wilkins Orchestra, as well as with Oliver Nelson, notably on the classic album The Blues and the Abstract Truth.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 21st, 1921 (New York City), Died March 19th, 2013 (West Village)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 101374 1/16/1957 Some day morning will come Amram-Barrow Quartet, The instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101375 1/16/1957 Lobo nocho Amram-Barrow Quartet, The instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101376 1/16/1957 I let a song go out of my heart Amram-Barrow Quartet, The instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101377 1/16/1957 Darn that dream Amram-Barrow Quartet, The instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101404 1/21/1957 City talk Amram-Barrow Quartet, The instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101405 1/21/1957 Phipps quipps Amram-Barrow Quartet, The instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101406 1/21/1957 The best thing for you Amram-Barrow Quartet, The instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101407 1/30/1957 Shenandoah Amram-Barrow Quartet, The instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101408 1/30/1957 Somewhere along the way Amram-Barrow Quartet, The instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101409 1/30/1957 I love you Amram-Barrow Quartet, The instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barrow, George," accessed October 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303265.

Barrow, George. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303265.

"Barrow, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303265

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