born on 12/12/1909 in Scandia, IA, United States
died on 4/1/1991 in New York City, NY, United States
Edward Emanuel "Eddie" Barefield (December 12, 1909 in Iowa – January 4, 1991 in New York City) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and arranger most noteworthy for his work with Bennie Moten, Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Coleman Hawkins, Sammy Price, Bernie Young, and Ben Webster. Barefield's musical career also included work with ABC and WOR radio as well as appearances in several films.
Barefeld died of a heart attack at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on January 4, 1991.
- Plays the Work of Edgar Battle (Cosmopolitan, 1962)
- Plays Ballad Beautiful by Edgar Battle (Cosmopolitan, 1964)
- Eddie Barefield (RCA, 1974)
- The Indestructible Eddie Barefield (Famous Door, 1977)
- List of Jazz Arrangers
- "Eddie Barefield, 81; Played Saxophone In Major Big Bands". The New York Times. January 8, 1991. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
- "Eddie Barefield, Ex-musician, Dies". Reading Eagle. January 7, 1991. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
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