Britain's Barry Guy is a highly regarded bassist and composer known for his work in avant-garde jazz. Classically trained, Guy is both a skilled craftsman and gifted soloist, whose music straddles the line between free-form improvisation and contemporary classical composition. Along with teaching at London's Guildhall School of Music, Guy has issued a prolific number of albums including 1972's Ode with the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, 1984's Supersession with longtime associate Evan Parker, and 2016's The Blue Shroud.
Born in London in 1947, Guy first came to prominence in the '60s as a member of pianist Howard Riley's trio alongside drummer Tony Oxley, appearing on albums like 1967's Discussions, 1969's Angle, and 1971's Flight. In the early '70s, Guy formed the innovative London Jazz Composers Orchestra, a collection of like-minded ... Read Full Biography