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Vietnam: The Aftermath

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: Yo! Ho-Chi-Minh is in the House; Moments for the KIAMIA; Tunnel Rat (Flashlight and a .45); TET Offensive; Bien Hoa Blues; Mystery of the Mekong; Fire in the Hole; Saigon Phunk.

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Billy Bang: Vietnam: The Aftermath

Read "Vietnam: The Aftermath" reviewed by Matt Rand

After a particularly intense solo, Frank Lowe slung his tenor saxophone over his right shoulder and looked toward the floor. Covered by a large knit cap, Billy Bang's tenor player held the pose throughout the trumpet solo, seemingly unaware of the machine gun his instinctive stance suggested he was carrying. It was a private ...

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Billy Bang: Vietnam: The Aftermath

Read "Vietnam: The Aftermath" reviewed by Jim Santella

The CD itself is painted olive drab. The cover features other shades of green in faded photographs. The music moves evenly with a peaceful country air. Dirges, dances, ceremonial rites, a little dramatic counterpoint, and swinging anthems take on surreal qualities through Billy Bang's compositions. It's been a long time, but those memories linger. ...

Vietnam: The Aftermath

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Yo! Ho Chi Minh is in the House; Monuments for the KIAMIA; Tunnel Rat (Flashlight and a 45); Bien- Hoa Blues; Mystery of the Mekong; Fire in the Hole; TET Offensive; Saigon Funk.

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Billy Bang: Vietnam: The Aftermath

Read "Vietnam: The Aftermath" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Violinist Billy Bang, now in his sixth decade, has had a lot of powerful experiences throughout his life. When he was 19, he headed off to Vietnam for over a year of service, and then returned to join the anti-war movement. His musical experiences after that point drew him close to some of the most progressive ...


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