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US bassist

Born and raised in Georgia, USA, Baron Browne gravitated to music at a very early age, learning to play his uncle's drumset at 7 years old. As a teenager he dabbled in piano lessons and at age 12 played guitar for a year before realizing that bass guitar was to be his instrument. At age 18, Baron was launched into the professional music scene right out of high school, moving to Boston and studying at the Berklee College of Music. After studying at the prestigious school for a year, he began working full time in Boston with artists such as Kevin Eubanks, Tiger Okoshi, Mike Stern, Bill Frisell and Dean Brown.

In 1983, Baron received a call from jazz-fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. After touring for three years and recording three albums with Ponty, Billy Cobham came calling. Baron traveled extensively throughout Europe and the U.S. with the legendary drummer. After three years and two albums with Cobham, Baron returned to the Ponty band for more work. In 1992, Baron joined the group Steps Ahead featuring Mike Mainieri and "Saturday Night Live" saxophonist Alex Foster. One year later he was invited by renowned jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton to join him for tours of Japan, Europe and the US.

Baron's versatility with playing all styles of music allowed him to also perform with R&B and Pop artists such as Brian McKnight, Tom Jones and Exposé. In 1996, Ponty called on Baron once again to record his first live album in over 20 years ("Live at Chene Park"). The album received rave reviews from jazz critics. In 1997 Baron's talents were secured by renowned Journey drummer Steve Smith for a European tour with his group Vital Information.

The sought-after bassist has made several television appearances, including "The Pat Sajak Show" on CBS and "Ohne Filter" in Germany. Baron can be heard on many albums by jazz recording artist Walter Beasley. Walter's album "For Your Pleasure" reached the number one spot on the Billboard Magazine contemporary jazz chart. Because of Baron's musical experience, Walter also made Baron musical director of his touring band.

In 1999 Baron went on an extensive tour of Europe, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand with Vital Information to help promote their CD entitled "Where We Come From." A double live CD called Live Around The World documenting the band on that tour was released in 2000.

In the year 2002 Baron continued to tour with Vital Information to promote the CD "Show ‘Em Where You Live." He was also included in the writing and producing of this album. While working with Vital Information, Steve Smith also used Baron for his Buddy Rich tribute band Buddy's Buddies with Mark Soskin and Buddy Rich alumni Steve Marcus and Andy Fusco. They have released two live recordings showcasing that lineup, "Very Live at Ronnie Scotts' Set 1 and Set 2."

As of 2004, Baron continues to write and perform with Vital Information as a full-fledged member. Their latest release "Come On In" received rave reviews from jazz critics around the world. Baron has continued to play a role in the music industry. He has expanded his range to include producing and arranging for other artists as well as his own projects.

Baron has also toured and performed with Angela Bofill, Stanley Clarke, Tom Browne, Billy Cobham, Kevin Eubanks, Lonnie Liston Smith, Noel Pointer, Freddie Hubbard, Tiger Okoshi, Kenny G, Jean-Luc Ponty, Dave Valentine, Stanley Turrentine, Gary Burton, Larry Coryell, Randy Brecker, Al Di Meola, Exposé, Tom Jones, Brian McKnight, Walter Beasley, and Aydın Esen, Tommy Campbell, Sa Davis and Andrea Bocelli.
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Baron Browne Discography Tracks

CBS-6.127, CBS-6127 Baron Browne - De Noche Y Con Poca Luz album art Frank Quintero Frank Quintero - De Noche Y Con Poca Luz(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS-6.127, CBS-6127 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
CBS-6.145, CBS/6145 Baron Browne - Pajaros Y Estrellas album art Frank Quintero Frank Quintero - Pajaros Y Estrellas(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS-6.145, CBS/6145 Venezuela 1981 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - Transparence album art Jean Robitaille Tiger (as Barron Browne) Jean Robitaille - Transparence (Album) Paroles & Musique Canada 1982 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - Gang War album art Prince Charles And The City Beat Band Prince Charles And The City Beat Band - Gang War (Album) Virgin, Virgin Europe 1983 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - Sundance album art Kevin Eubanks Kevin Eubanks - Sundance (Album) GRP US 1984 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - GRP Digital Sampler Jazz Vol.1 Limited Edition album art Various The Sting (as Barry Brown) Various - GRP Digital Sampler Jazz Vol.1 Limited Edition (Comp) GRP US 1984 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - A Través De Mis Ojos album art Frank Quintero Frank Quintero - A Través De Mis Ojos (Album) CBS Venezuela 1984 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - Fables album art Jean-Luc Ponty Jean-Luc Ponty - Fables (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - Warning album art Billy Cobham Billy Cobham - Warning (Album) GRP Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - Powerplay album art Billy Cobham Billy Cobham - Powerplay (Album) GRP US 1986 Sell This Version
GRP-F-7704 Baron Browne - New GRP Digital Sampler Volume 3 album art Various Zanzibar Breeze Various - New GRP Digital Sampler Volume 3(LP, Promo, Smplr) GRP GRP-F-7704 US 1986 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - The Gift Of Time album art Jean-Luc Ponty The Gift Of Time and 5 more… Jean-Luc Ponty - The Gift Of Time (Album) Columbia, Columbia US 1987 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - Same Ole Love album art Billy Cobham Mozaik Billy Cobham - Same Ole Love GRP UK 1987 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - Billy's Best Hits album art Billy Cobham Billy Cobham - Billy's Best Hits (Comp) GRP Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - Storytelling album art Jean-Luc Ponty Jean-Luc Ponty - Storytelling (Album) Columbia, Columbia Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
CACD 8055-3 Baron Browne - Ludwigsburger Jazztage album art Various, Joshua Redman Quartet, Chick Corea, Kenny Werner Trio, Kenny Werner's Uncovered Hearts Feat. Randy Brecker And Andy Gomez*, Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead*, Joe Lovano's Universal Language* Various, Joshua Redman Quartet, Chick Corea, Kenny Werner Trio, Kenny Werner's Uncovered Hearts Feat. Randy Brecker And Andy Gomez*, Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead*, Joe Lovano's Universal Language* - Ludwigsburger Jazztage(CD, Comp) Chaos CACD 8055-3 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - Live At Chene Park album art Jean-Luc Ponty Jean-Luc Ponty - Live At Chene Park (Album) Atlantic Jazz Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Baron Browne - Wanting album art Gabriela Anders Gabriela Anders - Wanting (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1998 Sell This Version
33297-2 Baron Browne - For Your Pleasure album art Walter Beasley Do You Wanna Dance and 3 more… Walter Beasley - For Your Pleasure(CD, Album) Koch International, Shanachie 33297-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
none Baron Browne - Free for a price album art Bruce Bartlett (4) Bruce Bartlett (4) - Free for a price(File, AAC, Album, m4a) Not On Label none US 1998
Baron Browne - Stay The Same album art Joey McIntyre I Cried Joey McIntyre - Stay The Same (Album) C2Records Japan 1999 Sell This Version
none Baron Browne - Premium album art Hummer House On The Hill Hummer - Premium(CD) Accurate Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
dm 0006 Baron Browne - Timescape album art Aydin Esen* Aydin Esen* - Timescape(CD, Album) Doublemoon dm 0006 Turkey 1999 Sell This Version
R2 79862 Baron Browne - The Very Best Of Jean-Luc Ponty album art Jean-Luc Ponty Infinite Pursuit Jean-Luc Ponty - The Very Best Of Jean-Luc Ponty(CD, Comp, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 79862 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Baron Browne - Live From Mars album art Vital Information Vital Information - Live From Mars(CD) Not On Label none US 2000 Sell This Version