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Barre Phillips

b, cb, 1934-1959 US, San Francisco
Musician of Jazz and Classical

Barre Phillips (born October 27, 1934 in San Francisco, California) is a jazz and free improvisation bassist. A professional musician since 1960, he migrated to New York City in 1962, then to Europe in 1967. Since 1972 he has been based in southern France where in 2014 founded the European Improvisation CenterHe studied briefly in 1959 with S. Charles Siani, Assistant Principal Bassist with the San Francisco SymphonyDuring the 1960s he recorded with (among others) Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Giuffre, Archie Shepp, Peter Nero, Attila Zoller, Lee Konitz and Marion Brown.

  • Bass
  • Double bass
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Forest Shouts on Face à Face by Barre Phillips & György Kurtág Jr.
Ms. P. on Three Day Moon by Barre Phillips
Algobench on Face à Face by Barre Phillips & György Kurtág Jr.
Quest - Pt. 1 on End To End by Barre Phillips
A-i-a on Three Day Moon by Barre Phillips
S.C. & W. on Three Day Moon by Barre Phillips
Song For Clare on Music From Two Basses by Dave Holland & Barre Phillips
Zero Tolerance on We Met - and Then by Barre Phillips, John Butcher & Ståle Liavik Solberg
Mountainscape 5 on Mountainscapes by Barre Phillips
Quest - Pt. 4 on End To End by Barre Phillips

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
End To EndBarre Phillips2018Album
Oh My, Those Boys!Barre Phillips, Motoharu Yoshizawa2018Album
No Man's ZoneBarre Phillips Avec Emilie Lesbros2017Album
La Vida Es SueñoBarre Phillips & Emir2017Album
Breath Of TimeEric Plandé + Barre Phillips2016Album
New York CItyBarre Phillips, Marc Pichelin, Kristof Guez2016Album
3 On A Thin LineHarold Rubin, Barre Phillips, Tatsuya Nakatani2013Album
SchwarmSebastian Gramss Bassmasse featuring Barre Phillips2013Album
2012.10.26 Hall Egg FarmTakehisa Kosugi, Barre Phillips, Yuji Takahashi2013Album
Les Passagers Du Delta (The Passengers Of The Delta)Barry Altschul, Denis Levaillant, Barre Phillips2013Album
Live At Space WhoBarre Phillips2013Album
Traces - Fifty Years Of Measured MemoriesBarre Phillips2012Album
13 Miniatures For Albert AylerJean-Jacques Avenel - Jacqueline Caux - Jean-Luc Cappozzo - Steve Dalachinsky - Simon Goubert - Raphaël Imbert - Sylvain Kassap - Joëlle Léandre - Urs Leimgruber - Didier Levallet - Ramón López - Joe McPhee - Evan Parker - Barre Phillips - Michel Portal - Lucia Recio - Christian Rollet - John Tchicai2012Album
Everybody Else But MeTony Bevan • Matthew Bourne • Tony Buck • Barre Phillips2011Album
The Rock On The HillLol Coxhill - Barre Phillips - JT Bates2011Album
Sonic Brotherhood - DTFP Israel 2009Mark Dresser, Irina-Kalina Goudeva, Jean-Claude Jones, Barre Phillips, Bertram Turetzky2011Album
Birds AbideBarre Phillips / Catherine Jauniaux / Malcolm Goldstein2010Album
While You Were OutNed Rothenberg, Catherine Jauniaux, Barre Phillips2009Album
Peitzer Grand Mit VierenGünter Sommer, Manfred Schoof, Gianluigi Trovesi, Barre Phillips2009Album
PortraitsBarre Phillips2009Album
Teatro MuseoRené Bottlang, Barre Phillips, Christian Lété2008Album
Arts InterplayRoy Campbell, Maria Mitchell, Barre Phillips, John Betsch, Jeff Schlanger2008Album
Elm City DuetsJoe Morris / Barre Phillips2008Album
A L'ImprovisteBarre Phillips & Joëlle Léandre2008Album
Live In Puget-VilleMalcolm Goldstein, Barre Phillips2006Album
Orbit 2: Voyaging AntipodesTetsu Saitoh / Kazuo Imai / Barre Phillips / Lauren Newton / Jacques Demierre / Urs Leimgruber2006Album
Live In ViennaBarre Phillips2006Album
After You GoneBarre Phillips, Joëlle Léandre, William Parker, Tetsu Saitoh2004Album
Angles Of ReposeJoe Maneri / Barre Phillips / Mat Maneri2004Album
Vieles Ist EinsJoscha Oetz With Barre Phillips, Andreas Wagner, Greg Stuart2002Album
RacinesBarre Phillips2002Album
October Bass Tri-LogueBarre Phillips, Nobuyoshi Ino, Tetsu Saitoh2001Album
MaghzenBiggi Vinkeloe, Barre Phillips2001Album
Voluminous VentureMasashi Harada & Barre Phillips2001Album
Journal Violone 9Barre Phillips2001Album
The Space BetweenThe Space Between w/ Barre Phillips2001Album
Lone Jack PineJeannette Lambert / Barre Phillips / Michel Lambert2000Album
Other SongsGeorg Gräwe / Barre Phillips2000Album
Sankt Gerold VariationsPaul Bley / Evan Parker / Barre Phillips2000Album
Play 'Em As They FallBarre Phillips & Kazuo Imai1999Album
Tales Of RohnliefJoe Maneri / Barre Phillips / Mat Maneri1999Album
TrignitionBarre Phillips / Bertram Turetzky / Vinny Golia1999Album
Heat TransferHans Burgener, Barre Phillips, Martin Schütz1998Album
Jazzd'aiàBarre Phillips - Serge Pesce - Jean-Luc Danna1998Album
Live "Okidoki"Motoharu Yoshizawa Featuring Barre Phillips, Kim Dae Hwan1998Album
One Way OutBiggi Vinkeloe, Barre Phillips, Peeter Uuskyla1998Album
Etchings In The AirBarre Phillips - Keiji Haino1996Album
UzuBarre Phillips / Motoharu Yoshizawa1996Album
Time Will TellPaul Bley / Evan Parker / Barre Phillips1995Album
Looking Out Our WindowHans Burgener, Barre Phillips, Martin Schütz1994Album
Two Strings Will Do ItBarre Phillips / Keiji Haino / Sabu Toyozumi1994Album
Giacobazzi "Autour De La Rade"André Jaume / Barry Altschul / Barre Phillips1993Album
Aquarian Rain (Music For Bass, Percussion And Tape)Barre Phillips1992Album
ArcusBarry Guy & Barre Phillips1991Album
CamouflageBarre Phillips1990Album
FiguringBarre Phillips / Derek Bailey1990Album
NaxosBarre Phillips1990Album
RéservéPeter Brötzmann • Günter Sommer Plus Barre Phillips1989Album
Open SpacesArrigo Cappelletti Duo & Arrigo Cappelletti Trio Featuring Barre Phillips1989Album
PassagesDenis Levaillant Avec Barry Altschul Et Barre Phillips1987Album
Call Me When You Get ThereBarre Phillips1984Album
Music By ...Barre Phillips, Aina Kemanis, John Surman, Hervé Bourde, Claudia Phillips, Pierre Favre1981Album
Journal Violone IIBarre Phillips1980Album
Die Jungen: Random GeneratorsPeter Kowald / Barre Phillips1979Album
Engatsse !Bernard Lubat Et Hervé Bourde Et Barre Phillips1979Album
Three Day MoonBarre Phillips1978Album
MountainscapesBarre Phillips1976Album
It's Up To YouFriedrich Gulda - Paul Fuchs . Limpe Fuchs . Albert Mangelsdorff . Barre Phillips . Munir Bashir . Gerhard Herrmann . Leszek Zadlo . Ursula Anders1974Album
For All It IsBarre Phillips1973Album
Music From Two BassesDave Holland / Barre Phillips1971Album
Alors!!!Michel Portal / John Surman / Barre Phillips / Stu Martin / Jean-Pierre Drouet1970Album
Live At The "Gill's Club"Siegfried Kessler, Barre Phillips, Steve McCall1970Album
Journal VioloneBarre Phillips1968Album
Alors !!!Michel Portal, John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin, Jean-Pierre DrouetSingle
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