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FAB Trio: History of Jazz in Reverse

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History of Jazz in Reverse si può considerare l'ultimo disco di Billy Bang, ucciso nell'aprile dell'anno scorso da un tumore al polmone. Dopo Leroy Jenkins, Billy Bang è stato il principale violinista del movimento free e negli anni Sessanta fu protagonista di una significativa vicenda umana: dopo la drammatica esperienza militare in Vietnam riuscì a rinascere con forza ...

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FAB Trio: History of Jazz In Reverse

Read "History of Jazz In Reverse" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The air is full of a dark menace at the opening movements of Billy Bang's violin in “Homeward Bound," suggesting that music of overwhelming sadness will follow. However, all of this soon dissipates as bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Barry Altschul--and Bang as well--guide the music from turmoil and grave fear, loathing and gloom to the ...

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FAB Trio: History of Jazz in Reverse

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A trio consisting of violin, bass and drums might seem a little thin, but violinist Billy Bang, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Barry Altschul know a thing or two about this music and their collective effort on this disc combines elements of the intellectual and the physical. The result is, perhaps unsurprisingly, music which appeals in ...

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FAB Trio: History of Jazz in Reverse

Read "History of Jazz in Reverse" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

It is a travesty of fate--and of the American jazz establishment--that violinist Billy Bang never received the recognition he merited. Hosannas have been sung to him, many of them after he died, but the fact remains that he was kept on the periphery despite an admirable body of work. His virtuosity can be witnessed on recordings ...

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FAB Trio: History of Jazz In Reverse

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Jazz violin, for some, is an acquired taste. Perhaps this has more to do with the instrument's dominant role in Western classical music, more than anything else, but there's something very naked and vocal about the sound of a violin--much like the saxophone, it calls forth all sorts of intense emotions. Billy Bang, who died in ...

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FAB Trio: History of Jazz in Reverse

Read "History of Jazz in Reverse" reviewed by Troy Collins

The late Billy Bang (1947-2011) will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the great jazz violinists. On his chosen instrument, Bang was a true innovator--a singular prodigy whose diverse experiences ranged from a brief tenure in Sun Ra's Arkestra to co-founding the groundbreaking String Trio of New York in 1977. In addition to leading his own ...