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Tim Berne

as, *1954 US, Syracuse, New York
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Tim Berne (born 1954) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Described by critic Thom Jurek as commanding "considerable power as a composer and ... frighteningly deft ability as a soloist", Berne has composed and performed prolifically since the 1980s. His mainstream success has been limited – Berne recorded two albums for Columbia Records – but he has released a significant body of work over the decades spanning dozens of critically acclaimed recordings.

  • Alto sax
  • Bariton sax
  • Vibraphone
  • Vocals
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Eye Meddle on Sun Of Goldfinger by David Torn, Tim Berne & Ches Smith
Piper on Candid by Sunny Five, Tim Berne & David Torn
Tim Berne, Bill Frisell - M. on Theoretically by Tim Berne & Bill Frisell
The 12 1/2 % Solution on Loose Cannon by Tim Berne, Michael Formanek & Jeff Hirshfield
The Latter on Oceans And by Tim Berne, Hank Roberts & Aurora Nealand
Ak on Prezens by David Torn
Inside The Brain on Theoretically by Tim Berne & Bill Frisell
Scratch on Candid by Sunny Five, Tim Berne & David Torn
Bulbs on Prezens by David Torn
Craw on Candid by Sunny Five, Tim Berne & David Torn

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Sun Of GoldfingerDavid Torn / Tim Berne / Ches Smith2019Album
Angel DuskTim Berne, Matt Mitchell2018Album
FørageMatt Mitchell, Tim Berne2017Album
SpareTim Berne, Stephen Byram2015Album
SnakeoilTim Berne2012Album
Ordinary MadnessMarc Hannaford, Tim Berne, Scott Tinkler, Simon Barker, Philip Rex2012Album
InsomniaTim Berne2011Album
IntollerantMr. Rencore + Tim Berne2011Album
Old And UnwiseBruno Chevillon / Tim Berne2011Album
Mind Over FrictionTim Berne2007Album
(Feign)Hardcell - Tim Berne + Craig Taborn + Tom Rainey2005Album
The Sublime And. Science Friction LiveTim Berne2003Album
Science FrictionTim Berne2002Album
The SevensTim Berne2002Album
Auto Da FéEnten Eller & Tim Berne2001Album
Open, ComaTim Berne and Copenhagen Art Ensemble with Herb Robertson and Marc Ducret2001Album
The Shell GameTim Berne, Craig Taborn, Tom Rainey2001Album
Live Janvier 99Tim Berne2000Album
EllissiUmberto Petrin, Tim Berne1999Album
MelquiadesEnten Eller & Tim Berne1999Album
The Empire BoxTim Berne1999Album
Cause&ReflectTim Berne and Hank Roberts1998Album
Ornery PeopleTim Berne, Michael Formanek1998Album
InferenceMarilyn Crispell . Tim Berne1995Album
Diminutive Mysteries (Mostly Hemphill)Tim Berne1993Album
Loose CannonMichael Formanek / Tim Berne / Jeff Hirshfield1993Album
Tim Berne's Fractured Fairy TalesTim Berne1989Album
MiniatureMiniature / Joey Baron, Tim Berne, Hank Roberts1988Album
Fulton Street MaulTim Berne1987Album
Sanctified DreamsTim Berne1987Album
Split ImageMark Helias - Gerry Hemingway - Dewey Redman - Tim Berne - Herb Robertson1985Album
Mutant VariationsTim Berne1984Album
...TheoreticallyTim Berne, Bill Frisell1984Album
Songs And Rituals In Real TimeTim Berne1982Album
SpectresTim Berne1981Album
7XTim Berne1980Album
The Five-Year PlanTim Berne1979Album
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