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Billy Bang: Vietnam: Reflections

Read "Vietnam: Reflections" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

On the second installment of his Vietnam trilogy, following the highly acclaimed Vietnam: The Aftermath (Justin Time, 2001), violinist Billy Bang continues the healing process. His great achievement is not only personal, having faced the demons of that bloody and futile war as a GI, but also musical as well. Bang succeeds in transforming the harrowing ...

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Billy Bang: Vietnam: Reflections

Read "Vietnam: Reflections" reviewed by Jim Santella

From jazz's modern edge comes Billy Bang's second reflection on the impact of the Vietnam war experience. Along with fellow Vietnam veterans Ron Brown, Butch Morris, Michael Carvin, and Ted Daniel, the creative violinist interprets a program of originals and traditional folk songs (from Vietnam) to remember the people whose lives were changed. On both sides. ...

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Billy Bang: Vietnam: Reflections

Read "Vietnam: Reflections" reviewed by John Kelman

With his previous record, Vietnam: The Aftermath, violinist, veteran, and anti-war activist Billy Bang exorcized some of the demons that continued to haunt him for thirty years following his return from a tour of duty in Vietnam in the '60s. With Vietnam: Reflections, an album that blends traditional Vietnamese folk melodies with modal grooves and tender ...