The Jazz Session #254: Bruce Barth

Pianist Bruce Barth’s latest record is Live At Smalls (Smalls Live, 2011) with Vicente Archer and Rudy Royston. In this interview, Barth talks about the equal partnership and openness he looks for in his bandmates; what he learned from his early work with Stanley Turrentine and Terence Blanchard; and the difficulties of studying at a jazz school in a place where there isn’t a jazz scene. Learn more at

Tracks used in this episode: Oh Yes I Will; Sunday; Yama; Almost Blues; Peaceful Place; Looking Up.

Author: Jason Crane

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