Bill Dixon

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Bill Dixon

Bill Dixon: trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, composer, lecturer, visual arts
born Oct 5, 1925, in Nantucket, Mass. Studied painting and music. In 1964 he organized the "October Revolution in Jazz" Festival which brought together the most important avant-garde groups of the time. For some years he was producer for the Savoy jazz label. When one reflects on the innovators who were fundamental in propelling the second wave of the new music movement in the 1960s, Bill Dixon's name always appears near the top of the list. His accomplishments as a musician and educator are vast, a small sampling of which includes his work as architect of the Jazz Composers' Guild in 1964; the formation of the Black Music Division at Bennington College, Visiting Professor in the School of Music at the University of Wisconsin, and Distinguished Visitor in the Arts at Middlebury College; his election as a Fellow to the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences; and his ongoing and challenging performance schedule that most recently saw him reunited with pianist Cecil Taylor and drummer Tony Oxley. Bill Dixon has released about 20 recordings over the years featuring his work as a composer, solo performer, small group leader, and orchestral director. He has a trumpet/flugelhorn/cornet sound that is immediately identifiable by the cognoscenti as uniquely his.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1967Intents and PurposesThe Bill Dixon Orchestra1
1980Bill Dixon in Italy - Volume 1Bill Dixon1
1981Bill Dixon in Italy - Volume 2Bill Dixon1
1981Considerations 1Bill Dixon1
1981Considerations 2Bill Dixon1
1987ThoughtsBill Dixon1
1990Son of SisyphusBill Dixon1
1994Vade MecumBill Dixon1
1996Vade Mecum IIBill Dixon1
1999Papyrus, Volume IBill Dixon With Tony Oxley1
2000Papyrus, Volume IIBill Dixon1
2001Bill Dixon 7-TetteBill Dixon 7-Tette, Archie Shepp And New York Contemporary Five1
2002Cecil Taylor / Bill Dixon / Tony OxleyCecil Taylor / Bill Dixon / Tony Oxley1
2008Bill Dixon With Exploding Star OrchestraBill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra1
200817 Musicians in Search of a Sound: DarfurBill Dixon1
2009Tapestries for Small OrchestraBill Dixon2
2011EnvoiBill Dixon1
November 1981Bill Dixon1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2001OpiumBill Dixon / Franz Koglmann / Steve Lacy1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1994Enchanted MessengerTony Oxley Celebration Orchestra feat. Bill Dixon1

Unspecified type

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
19821982 Edizioni FerrariBill Dixon1

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