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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Intents and Purposes The Bill Dixon Orchestra 1
1980 Bill Dixon in Italy - Volume 1 Bill Dixon 1
1981 Bill Dixon in Italy - Volume 2 Bill Dixon 1
1981 Considerations 1 Bill Dixon 1
1981 Considerations 2 Bill Dixon 1
1987 Thoughts Bill Dixon 1
1990 Son of Sisyphus Bill Dixon 1
1994 Vade Mecum Bill Dixon 1
1996 Vade Mecum II Bill Dixon 1
1999 Papyrus, Volume I Bill Dixon With Tony Oxley 1
2000 Papyrus, Volume II Bill Dixon 1
2001 Bill Dixon 7-Tette Bill Dixon 7-Tette, Archie Shepp And New York Contemporary Five 1
2008 Bill Dixon With Exploding Star Orchestra Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra 1
2008 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur Bill Dixon 1
2009 Tapestries for Small Orchestra Bill Dixon 2
2011 Envoi Bill Dixon 1
November 1981 Bill Dixon 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Enchanted Messenger Tony Oxley Celebration Orchestra feat. Bill Dixon 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 1982 Edizioni Ferrari Bill Dixon 1

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