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Bill Dixon: 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur

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Tra i musicisti più originali e - tutto sommato - largamente sottovalutati nell'ambito del jazz meno convenzionale, il trombettista Bill Dixon [mitico agitatore della October Revolution in Jazz del 1964] ha trovato di recente, ormai ultraottantenne, una rinnovata visibilità, dapprima come ospite di Rob Mazurek e della sua Exploding Star Orchestra, ora con la riproposizione su disco di ...

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Bill Dixon: 17 Musicians in Search Of A Sound: Darfur

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Unlike bassist Henry Grimes, Bill Dixon was never lost. Maybe his absence over the last 15 years was because he didn't want to be found. After the trumpeter, born in 1925, pioneered the New Thing jazz of the 1960s, including the October Revolution festival and the Jazz Composer's Guild, he dropped from the spotlights to teach ...

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Bill Dixon: 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur

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Trumpeter Bill Dixon works with an orchestral conception, even when playing solo, so it is fascinating to hear what happens when he has 17 musicians at his disposal. Dixon first came to prominence as the organizer of the 1964 October Revolution in Jazz, and later taught at the prestigious Bennington College in a near 30 year ...

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Bill Dixon: 17 Musicians In Search Of A Sound: Darfur

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If there's an opposite of aging that isn't growing ever youthful then Bill Dixon's got it. It comes here in music of infinite color, played by an ensemble entirely empathetic with his aims and intentions yet still capable of putting some personal stamp on it. As such it gets to grips, in no uncertain terms, with ...