I’ve had the pleasure of knowing saxophonist-clarinetist-flutist-composer-arranger-educator Chris Byars for over 20 years, even collaborating with him on occasion. He is not only a master musician but also shares with me a great interest in and curiosity regarding certain historical figures in jazz who are worthy of greater recognition. Therefore I am delighted to offer here Chris’s discography which contains a number of excellent and highly recommended recordings, many of which are readily available. Chris has demonstrated how to move jazz forward by building on, rather than discarding the past. I look forward to the discography expanding as time goes on.
Noal Cohen, November 2021
- Chris Byars Website
- Smalls Records Chris Byars Profile
- Liner Notes to the CD A Hundred Years from Today
- Lucky Thompson in Paris: The 1961 Candid Records Session by Noal Cohen & Chris Byars
- Tribute to Lucky Thompson at Smalls 2006