Tim Berne

Born 16 October 1954.
Tim Berne


Tim Berne (born 1954) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

Described by critic Thom Jurek as commanding "considerable power as a composer and ... frighteningly deft ability as a soloist", Berne has composed and performed prolifically since the 1980s. His mainstream success has been limited – Berne recorded two albums for Columbia Records – but he has released a significant body of work over the decades spanning dozens of critically acclaimed recordings.

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  • Founded Screwgun Records

BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Snakeoil

    Snakeoil 2012

    Reviewed by John Eyles
    An interesting new chapter for Berne, promising much for the coming years on ECM.
  2. Review of The Sevens

    The Sevens

    Reviewed by Dan Hill
    The mighty Tim Berne teams up with guitarists David Torn and Marc Ducret plus a...
  3. Review of The Sublime And

    The Sublime And

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    The hardest working avant jazz sax hero in the business turns out his most accessible...
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