Brian Barley

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Brian Barley was a Canadian tenor sax player who combined an improvisational jazz aesthetic with elements of modern composition not far removed from Stravinsky or Bartók. Sadly, Barley's career was short-lived…
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Brian Barley was a Canadian tenor sax player who combined an improvisational jazz aesthetic with elements of modern composition not far removed from Stravinsky or Bartók. Sadly, Barley's career was short-lived -- he passed away from a severe epileptic seizure in 1971. He was just 28 years old.