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Barry Wedgle

Barry Wedgle wasn't born with a guitar in his hands, but he soon made up for that lapse by the time he was 12, he was leading his own band & playing around his hometown, Denver, Colorado. Like many players who grew-up in the sixties & later moved into jazz, Barry was greatly influenced by Jimi Hendrix. But between Jimi & jazz, Barry listened to and mastered many different styles to be categorized. For example, his flamenco playing was good enough to tour extensively in Spain, Mexico, Central & South America. for people who know the real deal.
When he first hit New York he spent considerable time jamming and running around the city with another player, Pat Metheny. He returned to Denver to record his first album, Kake, featuring Collin Walcott, Paul McCandless & Jay Clayton. When other artists heard him they remembered the frizzy haired, out going guitarist. Harry Belafonte flew him to Toronto for a concert. Allen Ginsberg asked him to accompany readings. Taj Mahal invited him on stage at New Morning, in Paris. He recorded at Mount Fuji with the popular Japanese Rolling Club Band.
Wedgles real love has remained jazz, and hes paid his dues to establish himself in that form, touring through Europe with Sam Rivers and Steve Lacy, having done three recordings with Steve and maintaining both a duo-concert & recording relationship. Bouncing between Europe, the U.S., Japan and South America, Barry continues gigging and recording with other top shelf performers, Mal Waldron, John Hicks, and Joe Lee Wilson, to name a few.
What kind of guitar does Barry Wedgle play? A lot of guitar. Rather than waste your time with a pile of adjectives extolling his qualities, I suggest you listen for a while and enjoy.

David Aaronson
Jazz Hot
Paris, France

People Barry Wedgle has played with aside from recordings;

Sam Rivers
Ted Curson
Archie Shepp
David (Fathead) Newman
Joe Levano
Taj Mahal
Chico Hamilton
Charley Haden
Eddy Daniels
Joe Locke
John Hicks
Dave Samuels
Ira Nepus
Glen Moore
Vincent Chancey
Joe Sample
Billy Johnson
Mark Johnson
Ben Monder
Ed Schuller
Ralph Towner
Harry Belafonte
Robby Krueger
Billy Rogers
Sticks Hooper
Spider Web
Tony Moreno
Jim Seeley
Allen Ginsberg
Jeff Collela
Joe Lee Wilson
Chip White
Sigfried Kessler
Douglas Dunn
Nada Diachenco
Rene Heradia
Jorge Pardo
Carlos Benaven
Carlos Carli
John Kaisan Neptune
Bruno Carr
Wilson Viveros
Arte Landy
John Betsch
Jean Jacque Avenel
Toko Hino
Tokoshi Kako
Ross Trout
Steve McCraven
Bobby Few
Jim Pepper
Steve Neal
Bobby Colombi
Kenny Werner
Ed Blackwell
Ratso Harris
Sahib Sabib
George Brown
Peter Warren
Pat Metheny
Ruben Dantas
Billy Drews
Hugh Regan
Kike Santander
Oliver Johnson
David Murray Big Band
Joe Bonner
Glen Farris
Mac Goldsbury
Ray Drummond
John McNeal
Paul Warburton
Sinne Eeg
Warren Smith
Mike Clark
Eddy Moore
Mal Waldren
Steve Grossman
Anthony Cox
David Gilmore

Barry Wedgle Discography

Exit Records #1009
Barry Wedgle-Composer, Guitar
& Charrango
Jerry Granelli-Drums
Phil Sparks-Bass
Jim Peluso-Drums
Titos Sampa-Congas
Fly McClard-Tenor Saxophone &
Horn Arrangement
Geoff Lee-Piano
Collin Walcott-Tabla
Jay Clayton-Voice
Paul McCandless-Oboe
Glen Nitta-Alto Saxophone
Mark Harris-Tenor Saxophone
Rick Jones-Trumpet
Walter Dawkins-Tenor Saxophone
Beth Winter-Choir
Chandricka Fernandez-Choir
Cara McMillen-Choir
Bob Burnham-Engineer & Producer
Brad Smith-Engineer & Producer
Recorded in Denver, Colorado in 1982.

The Rendezvous
Exit Records #1001
Barry Wedgle-guitar
Steve Lacy-soprano saxophone
Recorded in Paris, France, 1994

The Antidote
Barry Wedgle Octet
(Nominated for a Grammy1995)
Capri Records #74044-2/USA
Russell Bizzett-drums
Ira Nepus-trombone
Jim Seeley-trumpet
Kim Stone-bass
Jeff Collela-piano
Mike Nelson-saxophone
& Nick LeFleur Arranger
Engineer: Bob Burnham; Recorded in Hollywood, CA, USA 1990

In Your Dreams
Exit Records #1007
Barry Wedgle-Composer, Vocals & Guitar
Kim Stone-Bass & Producer
Anne Kennedy-Vocals
Christian Teele-Drums
Steve Barta-Piano
Bryant Jones-Keyboard
Greg Adams-Keyboard
Doug Grow-Vocals
Dave VanVliet-Keyboard
Bob Mocarsky-Keyboard
Keith Oxman-
Tenor Saxophone
Chris Lawson-Trumpet
Chuck Schneider-
Tenor Saxophone
Brad Upton-Trumpet
Pam Powers-Violin
Crystal Bliss Brandl- Djembe,
Djun Djun & Shakers

Barry Wedgle-guitar
Shigeo Sugiyama-bass
M.A. Records, Japan M010A (CD)/Japan
Recorded in Matsumoto, Japan 1989

Exit Records #1002
Barry Wedgle-composer & guitar
George Coleman-tenor saxophone
Steve Lacy-soprano saxophone
Mark Thompson-Keyboards
Brice Wassy-Drums
Rammond Doumbe-Bass
Felix Saba-Lecco- Drums
Noel Ekwabi-Bass
Biboul Darouiche-Percussion
Bob Drewry- String Arrangement
John Spindler-Violin
Alberto Ramirez- keyboards & mixing
Dave Zinno-Bass
Flavia DeMello-Vocal Percussion
Chandricka Fernandez-Voical
Beth Winter-Vocal
Cara McMillen-Vocal
J. F. Kellner-Engineer
Recorded in Paris, France, Boulder, Colorado & Cali, Colombia

Love Can See
(Nominated for a Grammy)
Barry Wedgle
Tokuma Japan TKCB-30133 (CD)/Japan
Russell Bizzett-drums
Jeff Colella-piano
Ira Nepus-trombone
Jim Seeley-trumpet
Kim Stone-bass
Engineer: Bob Burnham
Recorded in Hollywood, CA, USA,

Exit Records #1018
Bruce Arnold-electric guitar
Barry Wedgle--classical guitar
Darkness Publishing BMI
Recorded in NYC

New Weave
Rare Silk
(Nominated fro a Grammy)
Polygram Records #810-028-1y-1
(Cassette, LP, CD)/USA, Europe, Japan
Gary Bartz-saxophone
Michael Brecker-saxophone
Randy Brecker-trumpet
Eric Gunnison-piano
Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Colorado, USA

Country and Eastern
Exit Records #1006
Bob Amacher-Boudin
Andre Mongosh-Tuvan throat singer & egil
Barry Wedgle-Guitar
Vera Sazhena -Voice
Recorded in Moscow, Russia

Futurities 1&2
(5 stars in Down Beat Mag.)
Steve Lacy-saxophone
Hat Art Records (CD) #6031, 6032/USA, Europe, Japan
George Lewis-trombone
Oliver Johnson-drums
& Jean-Jaques Avenel-bass
Recorded at IRCAM Studio
Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France,

This Girl Charito
(Barry Wedgle wrote the hit tune 'Nights of Love')
Crown Records PAS#1005 (CD)/Japan
Featuring; Noriki-piano & arranger
Recorded in Tokyo, Japan, 1989

Christmas Carols
Barry Wedgle-guitars
Exit Records#1019
Recorded at Exit Records Studios
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Exit Records #1005
Barry Altschul-drums
Barry Wedgle-guitar
Kim Stone-bass
Recorded in Manitou Springs,
Colorado at Kim Stone Studios

Rolling Club Band
Tokuma Japan #30uc-468(CD)/Japan
Featuring; Shigeo Sugiyama-bass
Recorded at Mt. Fuji, Japan,

Source Music SBCD #906/USA
Featuring; Kim Stone-bass
Bob Rebholts-flute
Recorded in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Barry Wedgle Trio
Exit Records #1007
Barry Wedgle-guitar
Eric Von Essen-bass
Russel Bizzett-drums
Wayne Peet-engineer
Kilzone Studio-studio

Doug Grow
Lake George Records CR02/USA
Featuring; Kim Stone-bass
Recorded in Manitou Springs, CO, USA

Art Sound Orchestra
Exit Records # 1003
Mike Ellis-Composer-Soprano-
Saxophone-Musical Director
Matthew Russell-Composer-
Flutes & Percussion
Brice Wassy-Composer-Drums-
Musical Director
Nicolas Genest-Trumpet
Jean-Michel Couchet-Alto Sax
Bradley Wheeler-Alto Saxophone
Avram Fefer-Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Rangell-Tenor Saxophone
Daniel Casimir-Trombone
Jean-Francois Kellner-Guitar
Mark Sims-Trombone
Paolo Pondy-Guitar
Norbert Lucarain-Vibraphone
John Silverman-Bass
Barry Wedgle-Guitar
Noel Ekwabi-Bass
Ravy Magnifique-Percussion
Arnold Moueza-Percussion
Francois Theberge-arranger
Phillip Brandt-engineer
Recorded in Paris, France

The Steve Lacy Trio
Steve Lacy
Volcanic Records
Featuring; Jean-Jaques Avenel-bass
Recorded in Lyon, France

7 Outlaws
Etienne Rolin
Erol Records #7001/ France
Glen Farris-trombone
Jean-Jaques Avenel-bass
Oliver Johnson-drums
Recorded in Anguleme, France

Jazz Electrique
Exit Records #1012
Ian Dixson-trumpet
Claudia Phillips-vocal
Mark Thompson-keyboards
Mike Ellis-soprano saxophone
Tom Alexander-saxophones
Stefan Rougier-drums
Terry Fossemalle-bass
Barry Wedgle-guitar
Mathew Russell-drum programmer
Recorded in Paris & Tokyo
1990 thru 1993

Another Trane Ride
Exit Records #1022
Barry Wedgle-guitars
Compositions by John Coletrane
Recorded at Exit Records Studios
Colorado Springs Colorado

What Else is New
Mike Ellis
Pan Alpha Records #1-7-28016/ Japan
John Betsch-drums
Jean-Jaques Avenel-bass
Bobby Few-piano
Recorded in Paris, France

Magic Night
Chastang Sylvester Sexteto
CFE Records JS136/Espania
Featuring; Tony Moreno-drums
Recorded in Madrid, Spain

Jerry Granelli
Excalibur Records/USA
Fly McCard-Sax's
Phil Sparks-bass
Excalaber Records
North Star Studios
Recorded in Boulder, CO, USA

20th Century Classacal Music
Exit Records #1017
Neil Haverstick-guitars
Barry Wedgle-electric guitars
Recorded at Exit Records Studios
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Paul Pino
Pablo Records/USA
Paul Pino-trumpet
Carolin Rich-vocal
Barry Wedgle-guitar
Bruno Carr-drums
Phil Sparks-bass
Recorded in Denver, CO, USA

Jim Nolet-violin
Tim Hagans-trumpet
Cathexis Records #93-0006-2/ USA
Recorded in New York City, NY, USA

Exit Records #1014
Barry Wedgle-composer & guitar
George Garzone-tenor saxophone
Santi Debriano-bass
Billy Hart-drums
Daniel Moreno-Percussion
David Baker-engineer
Mike Ellis-producer
Recorded in Sound on Sound Studios NYC

Shaman Dance
Mike Ellis-saxophone
Bolot Bairyshev-throat singer
Andre Mongush-throat singer
Tatiana Komova-vocal
Gregory Voskoboynik-cello
Tatiana Mikheeva-vocsl
Dimitry Cheglakov
Andrei Razin-pian
Nokolai Vintskevich-saxophone
Danel Moreno-percussion
Bob Amacher-percussion
Typhe Records
#DM-80054 J26
Recorded in Moscow, Russia

Through the Eyes of a Child
Kim Ciara
Neurotic Dancer Records #1001
Brad Easton-reeds & flute
Ken Janzen-keys
Brandy Herbert-guitar
Barry Wedgle-guitar
Kim Ciara-bass
Mark Smith-drums
Colorado Springs, Co.

Samui Surpise
Art of Life Records
Barry Wedgle-guitar
Norman King--tenor sax
Recorded at Samui Sight and sound studios
Koe Samui Thailand
David Donald-engineer

Exit Records #1030
vocals by Sinne Eeg
music by Michel LeGrand
2.MY FUNNY VALINTINE 6:27 (recorded in Tokyo Japan 1989)
vocals and piano by Jay McGovern
music by Rogers and Hart
3.THE PEACOCKS 6:28 (recorded in NYC 2010)
guitar by Barry Wedgle
music by Jimmy Rowles
4.NIGHTS OF LOVE 5:04 (recorded in Tokyo Japan 1989)
vocals by Charito
music and lyrics by Barry Wedgle
5.CLOSE YOR EYES 3:06 (recorded in Shanghai China 2007)
vocals by Sinne Eeg
music and lyrics by Bernice Petkerey
6.FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE 4:15 (recorded in Tokyo Japan 1989)
vocals and piano by Jay McGovern
music by Rogers and Hart
7.ON THE DAY YOU LEAVE 4:38 (recorded in Colorado 2004)
vocals by Crystal Bliss and Max Wedgle
music by Marty Robbins
8.THESE FOOLISH THINGS 3:39 (recorded in Shanghai China 2007)
vocals by Sinne Eeg
music by J. Strachey & H. Link
9.AFTERMATH 5:48 (recorded in Moscow Russia 2001)
vocals by Anna
music by S. Wedgle & B. Wedgle
10.SPANISH HARLEM 2:50 (recorded in NYC 2011)
vocals by Flavia de Mellow
music by B. Wedgle & F. de Mellow
11.IN YOUR DREAMS 4:42 (recorded in Tokyo Japan 1989)
vocals by Julia
music by B. Wedgle & M. Nguyen

Exit Records #1030

Russell Bizzett-drums #1,4,8,12,13,14,16,17 (R. Bizzett's drums recorded by Lynn Hedegard)
Kim Stone-contra bass #1, electric bass #4
Armando Barreta- Bass #2,5,7,8,10,11,12,13,14,16,17
Sato Takashi- oriental instruments #5,13
Bob Mocarsky-keyboards #1
Ernesto Sandoval-drums & percussion #2,3,5,7,9,10,11
Andre Mongoush-egil and voice #3 (produced by Mike Ellis in Moscow Russia)
Ric Frank-flute #14
Sylvain Leroux-plastic flute #8
Ernesto Sandoval-trumpet #7
B. Wedgle-guitars all songs, contra bass #5,7,9,12,15 & keyboards #3,4,6,9,12,13,15,17

We recorded this record mostly by send files to each other via emails and drop boxes so it took a long time to get things together but we were able to communicate musically over long distances and make an international record from our home bases. I never tried this before. It was a lot of fun. Much of the work I could do from my bed thanks to modern technology. I'd like to thank all the people involved for doing such a supreme job and I hope you like it.

Drummer Russell Bizzett in San Diego California, Bob Mocarsky in Hong Kong, China, Kimit Henry Stone in Colorado, Takashi Sato in Tokyo, Armando Barreta in the Dominican Republic, Andre Mongoush-Moscow Russia, Ernesto Sandoval Honduras ,Rick Frank, Barry Wedgle-Sylvain Leroux-NYC
NYC 2011



This album is a combination of a quartet from Moscow Russia and duet guitar pieces playing John Coletrane songs recorded in Colorado Springs Colorado at my home then.
The Russian recordings feature
Andre Mongush-egil and voice (Tuvan Throat Singer)
Vera Sazhena- voice
Bob Amacher-Boudin drum
and my self on flamenco guitar. I was on tour with another project all over Russia and I met these very unique musicians. Unique in their originality and unusually Bob and Vera are Shamans in the literal sense. They practce Shamanism as a way of life. Andre is aTuvan from in and around Kazil, Tuva form a family of sheep herders. It was explained to me that Tuvans are nomads and the have summer and winter homes where they move yjier gomisile which happens to be a yurt which is moved as American indians moved thier teepees with the seasons. I felt in very good company in the recording studio surrounded be two shamans and a Tuvan. Bob arranged the studio and the engineer wasn't very good so I had to do a lot of work to improve the sound and it is still not ideal to my ears but I feel it is such a special event that it needed documenting. B. W.