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John Barnes

b. 15 Might 1932, Manchester, Lancashire, Britain. Unusually, Barnes started his musical profession as both a brass and reed participant, but quickly forgotten the flügelhorn towards the clarinet. Initially he performed traditional jazz using the Zenith Six, Mike Daniels’ Delta Jazzmen and Alan Elsdon. From the middle-60s, nevertheless, when he was with Alex Welsh, Barnes experienced prolonged his stylistic range and experienced also began to play alto, soprano, baritone saxophones and flute. Barnes spent ten years with Welsh, and by enough time he remaining, in 1977, he was broadly regarded as the very best baritone saxophonist in European countries and one of the greatest on the planet. Since departing Welsh he spent some time working using the Midnite Follies Orchestra, Humphrey Lyttelton, as co-leader of a little group with Roy Williams along with numerous going to American jazz music artists.

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