Barney McAll is a Grammy-nominated, ARIA award-winning pianist and composer who has played on over 100 recordings and has released 13 highly acclaimed solo albums. Tonight's performance will be a CD release celebration for his 12th album as a leader, 'Hearing The Blood'.
He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Smithsonian Institute, The Village Vanguard, The Blue Note and at nearly every major international jazz festival globally, having toured for almost 30 years. He has recorded or performed with some of the most important musicians in improvised music including: Dewey Redman, Roy Ayers, Kenny Garrett, Maceo Parker, Jimmy Cobb, Eddie Henderson, Aloe Blacc, Bernie Worrell, Peter Apfelbaum, Billy Harper, Daniel Merriweather and Vernel Fournier. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2015 McAll won Best Jazz Album for ‘Mooroolbark’.
Barney joined Miles Davis alumni, saxophonist Gary Bartz's band in 1995 and, as well as remaining to be a member of the Gary Bartz quartet, also performs with the Josh Roseman Unit, Fred Wesley and the JB's Kurt Rosenwinkel's 'Heartcore' and with his own ensembles ASIO and Trio Feral.
'The year's most exhilarating hours of music, McAll cast such a spell at the piano that he even created the illusion of bending notes...The energy reached such a pitch that the audience was spontaneously erupting in enthusiasm and disbelief' – Sydney Morning Herald