TIM BERNE

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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 in 1974. There Berne took lessons from Hemphill, and later recorded with him.

In 1979, Berne founded Empire Records to release his own recordings. He recorded two albums for Columbia Records, which generated some discussion and controversy, due in part to the fact that Berne's music had little in common with the neo-tradionalist hard bop performers prominent in the mid-1980s. Some regarded Berne's music as uncommercial. In the late
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Columbia Records/Sony 1991
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Tim Berne Sanctified Dreams Dutch vinyl LP album record 460676-1 CBS 1987 Tim Berne Sanctified Dreams Dutch vinyl LP album record 460676-1 CBS 1987 USD $15.09 Buy It Now 6 days
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Shadow Man Tim Berne's Snakeoil Audio CD Shadow Man Tim Berne's Snakeoil Audio CD USD $23.05 Buy It Now 8 days
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Tim Berne - Incidentals [New CD] Tim Berne - Incidentals [New CD] USD $16.61 Buy It Now 9 days
AVANT GARDE JAZZ LP 7X  TIM BERNE CLINE CLINE GOLIA MIRANDA RAPSON 1980 EPC 36K AVANT GARDE JAZZ LP 7X TIM BERNE CLINE CLINE GOLIA MIRANDA RAPSON 1980 EPC 36K USD $19.99 Buy It Now 9 days
TIM BERNE - SONGS AND RITUALS IN REAL TIME - DOUBLE JAZZ VINYL GF LP 1982 EMPIRE TIM BERNE - SONGS AND RITUALS IN REAL TIME - DOUBLE JAZZ VINYL GF LP 1982 EMPIRE USD $36.62 Buy It Now 9 days
TIM BERNE Sanctified Dreams VINYL LP promo record 1987 Columbia album NEAR MINT TIM BERNE Sanctified Dreams VINYL LP promo record 1987 Columbia album NEAR MINT USD $12.99 Buy It Now 10 days
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Tim Berne, Tim Bernes Caos Totale - Nice View [New CD] Tim Berne, Tim Bernes Caos Totale - Nice View [New CD] USD $14.63 Buy It Now 10 days
TIM BERNE - PACE YOURSELF (1991) CD JMT PRODUCTIONS 834 442-2 CONTEMPORARY JAZZ TIM BERNE - PACE YOURSELF (1991) CD JMT PRODUCTIONS 834 442-2 CONTEMPORARY JAZZ USD $6.38 Buy It Now 11 days
Mutant Variations Tim Berne Audio CD Mutant Variations Tim Berne Audio CD USD $19.34 Buy It Now 11 days
Tim Berne's Snakeoil - You've Been Watching Me [New CD] Tim Berne's Snakeoil - You've Been Watching Me [New CD] USD $15.43 Buy It Now 11 days
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TIM BERNE BLOODCOUNT - SATURATION POINT - JAZZ CD ALBUM 1997 SCREWGUN (US ISSUE) TIM BERNE BLOODCOUNT - SATURATION POINT - JAZZ CD ALBUM 1997 SCREWGUN (US ISSUE) USD $21.46 Buy It Now 13 days
Tim Berne - Bang [New CD] Tim Berne - Bang [New CD] USD $12.46 Buy It Now 13 days
TIM BERNE: Sanctified Dreams LP (sm tag tear oc, promo stamp obc) Jazz TIM BERNE: Sanctified Dreams LP (sm tag tear oc, promo stamp obc) Jazz USD $12.00 Buy It Now 14 days
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Tim Berne : Snakeoil CD (2012) Tim Berne : Snakeoil CD (2012) USD $12.49 Buy It Now 14 days
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Poisoned Minds - the Paris Concert Vol.2 Tim Berne's Bloodcount Audio CD Poisoned Minds - the Paris Concert Vol.2 Tim Berne's Bloodcount Audio CD USD $15.11 Buy It Now 16 days
TIM BERNE - Unwound - 3 CD - Box Set - RARE TIM BERNE - Unwound - 3 CD - Box Set - RARE USD $59.95 Buy It Now 16 days
TIM BERNE'S SNAKEOIL - SHADOW MAN  CD  6 TRACKS MODERN JAZZ  NEW+ TIM BERNE'S SNAKEOIL - SHADOW MAN CD 6 TRACKS MODERN JAZZ NEW+ USD $26.83 Buy It Now 17 days
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TIM BERNE'S BLOODCOUNT - POISONED MINDS PARIS CONCERT 2 -JAZZ CD ALBUM 1995 JMT TIM BERNE'S BLOODCOUNT - POISONED MINDS PARIS CONCERT 2 -JAZZ CD ALBUM 1995 JMT USD $13.88 Buy It Now 18 days
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TIM BERNE'S CAOS TOTALE Nice View JAPAN CD POCJ-1214 1994 OBI TIM BERNE'S CAOS TOTALE Nice View JAPAN CD POCJ-1214 1994 OBI USD $53.01 Buy It Now 19 days
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Tim Berne's Caos Totale ‎ Tim Berne's Caos Totale ‎"PACE YOURSELF" CD, JMT, LIKE NEW, 1991 USD $9.50 Buy It Now 20 days
Tim Berne Sanctified Dreams 1987 Columbia 44073 Jazz 33rpm Vinyl LP Near Mint Tim Berne Sanctified Dreams 1987 Columbia 44073 Jazz 33rpm Vinyl LP Near Mint USD $24.99 Buy It Now 20 days
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TIM BERNE - Nice View - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** TIM BERNE - Nice View - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $23.75 Buy It Now 21 days
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TIM BERNE Discography

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TIM BERNE 7x album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
7x
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
TIM BERNE Spectres album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Spectres
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
TIM BERNE Tim Berne, Bill Frisell ‎: ...Theoretically album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tim Berne, Bill Frisell ‎: ...Theoretically
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
TIM BERNE Mutant Variations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mutant Variations
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
TIM BERNE Sanctified Dreams album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Sanctified Dreams
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
TIM BERNE Fulton Street Maul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fulton Street Maul
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
TIM BERNE Fractured Fairy Tales album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Fractured Fairy Tales
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
TIM BERNE Pace Yourself (Tim Berne's Caos Totale) album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Pace Yourself (Tim Berne's Caos Totale)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
TIM BERNE Diminutive Mysteries (Mostly Hemphill) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Diminutive Mysteries (Mostly Hemphill)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
TIM BERNE Nice View (Tim Berne's Caos Totale) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Nice View (Tim Berne's Caos Totale)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
TIM BERNE The Shell Game album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Shell Game
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
TIM BERNE The Sevens album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sevens
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
TIM BERNE Science Friction album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Science Friction
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
TIM BERNE Hardcell : Feign album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hardcell : Feign
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
TIM BERNE Snakeoil album cover 3.94 | 5 ratings
Snakeoil
21st Century Modern 2012
TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man
21st Century Modern 2013
TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Snakeoil ‎: You've Been Watching Me album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Tim Berne's Snakeoil ‎: You've Been Watching Me
21st Century Modern 2015
TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Snakeoil : Incidentals album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Tim Berne's Snakeoil : Incidentals
21st Century Modern 2017
TIM BERNE Tim Berne / Matt Mitchell : Angel Dusk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tim Berne / Matt Mitchell : Angel Dusk
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018

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TIM BERNE live albums

TIM BERNE The Five Year Plan album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Five Year Plan
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
TIM BERNE Songs and Rituals in Real Time album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Songs and Rituals in Real Time
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
TIM BERNE The Ancestors album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Ancestors
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Lowlife - The Paris Concert album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Lowlife - The Paris Concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Poisoned Minds - The Paris Concert album cover 3.55 | 2 ratings
Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Poisoned Minds - The Paris Concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Memory Select - The Paris Concert album cover 3.96 | 3 ratings
Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Memory Select - The Paris Concert
21st Century Modern 1995
TIM BERNE Bloodcount : Unwound album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Bloodcount : Unwound
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
TIM BERNE Big Satan: I Think They Liked It Honey album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Big Satan: I Think They Liked It Honey
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
TIM BERNE Paraphrase: Visitation Rites album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Paraphrase: Visitation Rites
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
TIM BERNE Tim Berne Bloodcount : Discretion album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Tim Berne Bloodcount : Discretion
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
TIM BERNE Tim Berne Bloodcount : Saturation Point album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Tim Berne Bloodcount : Saturation Point
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
TIM BERNE Cause & Reflect (with Hank Roberts) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cause & Reflect (with Hank Roberts)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
TIM BERNE Ornery People (with Michael Formanek) album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Ornery People (with Michael Formanek)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
TIM BERNE Paraphrase: Please Advise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paraphrase: Please Advise
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
TIM BERNE Open, Coma album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Open, Coma
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
TIM BERNE The Sublime and Science Friction Live album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Sublime and Science Friction Live
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
TIM BERNE Electric and Acoustic Hard Cell Live album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Electric and Acoustic Hard Cell Live
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
TIM BERNE Big Satan: Souls Saved Hear album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Big Satan: Souls Saved Hear
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
TIM BERNE Paraphrase: Pre-emptive Denial album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paraphrase: Pre-emptive Denial
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
TIM BERNE Big Satan - Live in Cognito album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Big Satan - Live in Cognito
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
TIM BERNE Bloodcount: Seconds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bloodcount: Seconds
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
TIM BERNE Insomnia album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Insomnia
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
TIM BERNE b,b & c: The Veil album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
b,b & c: The Veil
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
TIM BERNE The Bang – Tim Berne, Bobby Previte, Mark Feldman, Herb Robertson, Matteo Ederle, Percy Jones, Roberto Zorzi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bang – Tim Berne, Bobby Previte, Mark Feldman, Herb Robertson, Matteo Ederle, Percy Jones, Roberto Zorzi
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Snakeoil ‎: Spare album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tim Berne's Snakeoil ‎: Spare
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
TIM BERNE The Offshoot : Charybdis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Offshoot : Charybdis
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
TIM BERNE Tim Berne’s Snakeoil : Anguis Oleum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil : Anguis Oleum
21st Century Modern 2016
TIM BERNE My First Tour - Live in Brussels album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My First Tour - Live in Brussels
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017

TIM BERNE demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

TIM BERNE re-issues & compilations

TIM BERNE The Empire Box album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Empire Box
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
TIM BERNE Mind Over Friction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mind Over Friction
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002

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TIM BERNE Electric and Acoustic Hard Cell Live

Live album · 2004 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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snobb
Six years ago sax player Tim Berne started recording for German ECM label and his music received much wider distribution (and some additional glance working with most prestigious jazz label ever). He already had a chance to be contracted by major label in States in mid-late 80s, but few albums released didn't satisfy Columbia people,so Tim returned back on half-underground scenes in New York, having cult following from fans of "New York new avant-gard jazz", whatever it was.

For those knowing Berne from most current ECM works he most probably associates with well-composed modern complex jazz, perfectly played but a bit too chamber (or not enough raw - you chose). Then a journey to Berne's 90s and 00s recordings (mostly on tiny labels or his own Screwgun) can offer plenty of pleasant surprises. "Electric And Acoustic Hard Cell Live" is a good example and there are some more with no doubt.

Hard Cell was a short-living super-trio of sort uniting Tim Berne with his regular keyboardist Craig Taborn and Californian drummer Tom Rainey. Just two albums have been recorded, both live (both released on Berne's own Screwgun label). Four tracks (lasting between 7 and 16 minutes each) are raw, muscular tuneful and surprisingly post-bop influenced. Recorded during two different gigs, material presented is of quite good sound quality and contains lot of audience emotional evidences, all for good.

Two track looks like just audience recording,but as on some better bootlegs this fact even adds more blood and adrenaline into music and common atmosphere. No even traces of Berne's later chamber sobriety can be found here and Craig's used electronics only adds effect of modernity. Being energetic, music here sounds far from some noisy free jazz chaos cliche's, is melodic and combines improvisations with well composed material.

One of Berne's better recordings which can be recommended for his more current fans - most probably you will find a lot of things you will like here.

TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Snakeoil ‎: You've Been Watching Me

Album · 2015 · 21st Century Modern
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Tim Berne's Snakeoil was first released as his ECM debut,"You've Been Watching Me" is third band's album (all - on ECM) and first where line-up was improved with guitarist Ryan Ferreira. I know that some old Berne's fans were seriously disappointed with his ECM deal and music recorded on this label. Comparing with Berne's early avant-rock chaotic energy, his new music sounded too polished or even conformist for them.Here on third Snakeoil album adding young and generally explosive guitarist will disappoint them again - it's still obvious Snakeoil,not Berne's previous years Bloodcount with Marc Ducret.

Produced by David Torn,"You've Been Watching Me" still contains lot of rock aesthetics,more prog than brutal avant-rock though. With Snakeoil Berne from rebelling alternative jazz idol turned to mature composer still using same techniques and methods. His music now sound less scratchy and noisy, but the tension and his way of thinking are both transformed to multilayered and knotty constructions,sometimes even with obvious academic music influence.

Of all three Berne's ECM albums,this one is most collective work without obvious leader. Ferreira guitar's addition is more liquid and very controlled in quantity. As both previous Snakeoil works this one isn't easy listening even if it contains some modern rock elements.

Surprisingly,I've been a bit disappointed with sound quality,usual ECM strong side. Sound is clear and well-balanced, but somehow compressed to the level almost killing its all vitality - huge disadvantage for such kind of music.

Great album if you liked two previous Snakeoil releases, not all that much different if you didn't.

TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man

Album · 2013 · 21st Century Modern
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Composer and sax player Tim Berne music was never an easy listening, "Shadow Man",his second album for ECM is even less so.

Known for decades as one of leaders of contemporary New York avant-garde jazz, Berne was known by his explosive and noisy recordings with electric band first of all. When in 2012 he released his first ever album for ECM, some his old fans decided that he's selling out (my old friend,originally physical engineer,but who lives organizing jazz concerts and running jazz label for years said that year he's not interested in Tim Berne's music anymore). Were they right? I don't think so.

Even on Berne's first ECM album,"Snakeoil",he demonstrated new concept,combining unusual for him fully acoustic quartet's music with crisp ECM sound. Second album,released an year after, "Shadow Man" is recorded by same acoustic quartet, this time in New York with assistance of Berne's one-time collaborator David Torn. Both albums are studio-recorded under well-known ECM attention to sound quality and details.And them both perfectly show the other side of Berne's music - great composer and almost pedantic studio musician. Comparing with ECM debut, "Shadow Man" is more matured,deeper - and being seriously pre-composed - freer. It's obvious that all quartet feel more comfortable in their new music, which is quirky,complex,multi-layered and beautiful at the same time.

More than 70 minutes long, this album doesn't sound like such. Even experienced listener will hardly separate where composed is changed with improvised and vise versa. Never Berne's music has been recorded with such attention to smaller details, and at the same time it didn't become too bloodless or mannerist,not at all. Even more - besides of five Berne's originals there is one Paul Motian song - "Psalm", full of sensitiveness and beauty,which was hardly imaginable on Berne's albums from previous decades.

Most probably the formula of success lays on original combination of Berne's NY avant-garde jazz tradition and ECM studio excellence,leaving European chamber jazz influence (which makes many ECM releases so face-off) aside.

This album with no doubt requires repeating listening and with every spin opens more and more new sides. One among few current time jazz albums,looking not in the past but towards advanced jazz future.

TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Memory Select - The Paris Concert

Live album · 1995 · 21st Century Modern
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Memory Select, the last part of Tim Berne's Bloodcount's The Paris Concert is the strongest part as well. The thing about this disk is that it continues the same epicness and the same energetic behavior while also displaying the strengths of every member of the ensemble's playing. There is not a weak point in the performance, Berne is brilliant as always but the guitarist Marc Ducret is absolutely stunning as well, one of the strongest points of the whole concert is in the final track when he really gets to work and delivers a solo that makes the ears tingle.

If there were one flaw in this series, it would be the sheer length, not many will find time to listen to it all. Those who do, however, are in for a treat as it is one of the best jazz performances I've ever heard.

TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Poisoned Minds - The Paris Concert

Live album · 1995 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Continuing with the Paris concert series, the second installation, Poisoned Minds is another treat and although the weakest link still is a great record.

The music here is very much a continuation of the last records but there are flaws in it that did not appear on the first disc. On this one, the epics seem a little too sprawling and there are points where they just need to end but don't. It's not a large problem as it only happens twice and the music is otherwise energetic and entertaining.

Berne really shows off his chops on this one and the extremity of his playing is quite frankly amazing but may also be the cause of this disk's sprawling problems if that's what they're called.

But, the last disk is really where it's at.

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