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Tim Berne (born 1954) is an American jazz saxophone player and composer.

Though Berne was a music fan, he had no interest in playing a musical instrument until he was in college, when he purchased an alto saxophone. He was more interested in rhythm and blues music–Stax records releases and Aretha Franklin, especially–until he heard a recording by Julius Hemphill.

Hemphill was known for his integration of soul music and funk with free jazz. Berne moved to New York City… read more

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  • Snakeoil is easily one of the jazz albums of the year.
  • Snakeoil seems to be becoming one of my favourite Jazz records.
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  • I'm here for SNAKEOIL.
  • Stumbled upon him while searching for [artist]Erik Friedlander[/artist]-related stuff. His piece Insomnia really is a gathering of wonderful musicians as well as great ideas, straight from the mind and heart of those people. Incredible stuff.
  • Tim is no. 1 in my jazz pantheon. I don't think there's ever been anyone in the history of jazz who's done so much groundbreaking music so consistently for such a long time. 30 years and still blowing minds, including my mind for the past 17. The man is an icon of quality, creativity and independence.
  • And David Sanborn!?!? http://www.flyglobalmusic.com/fly/archives/europe_reviews/david_sanborn_original_album_s.html
  • Fractured Fairy Tales is a brilliant. Thanks Tim for providing me once again with great music.
  • Genius
  • avant-garde jazz !!

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