Dixonia: A Bio-Discography of Bill Dixon

Dixonia: A Bio-Discography of Bill Dixon

by Benjamin I. Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313302758

ISBN-13: 9780313302756

Pub. Date: 07/30/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In this thorough research guide to the career and music of Bill Dixon the author has documented how Dixon refined a sonically unique pan-tonal language of trumpet playing. As a trumpeter, composer, educator, and theoretician, Bill Dixon has politically and musically influenced many phases of the development of Black music in the second half of the 20th century.

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In this thorough research guide to the career and music of Bill Dixon the author has documented how Dixon refined a sonically unique pan-tonal language of trumpet playing. As a trumpeter, composer, educator, and theoretician, Bill Dixon has politically and musically influenced many phases of the development of Black music in the second half of the 20th century. This authoritative guide details information about the life and music of Bill Dixon. Bill Dixon comments throughout the text on the familiar and unfamiliar aspects of his career as it unfolds between performances and recordings. The recollections of those who have collaborated with Bill Dixon over the years supplement the thorough research here presented on the life and career of Bill Dixon and, additionally, the New York avant garde artistic sphere in which he worked.

Bill Dixon has refined a sonically unique pan-tonal language of trumpet playing. As a trumpeter, composer, educator, and theoretician, Bill Dixon has politically and musically influenced many phases of the development of Black music in the second half of the 20th century. This authoritative guide details information about the life and music of Bill Dixon. Bill Dixon comments throughout the text on the familiar and unfamiliar aspects of his career as it unfolds between performances and recordings. The recollections of those who have collaborated with Bill Dixon over the years supplement the thorough research here presented on the life and career of Bill Dixon and subsequently, on the New York avant garde artistic sphere in which he worked.

Music and music history scholars, especially those interested in jazz and Black music, will be attracted to the wealth of information provided, often from primary sources, on Bill Dixon and Black music through the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The discography included encompasses issued and non-issued recordings as well as listings for every known Bill Dixon performance. Collaborations with dancers, directors, filmmakers and painters, among others, are also documented.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313302756
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1998
Series:
Discographies: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Discographic Reference Series
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Beginnings 1925-60

Dixon-Shepp 1961-63

The Guild 1964-65

Dixon-Dunn 1966-68

Bennington/Madison 1969-72

Black Music Ensemble 1973-74

This Is Our Strategy 1975-79

Trio/Quartet 1980-82

Thoughts 1983-88

Round Up the Usual Suspects 1989-97

Bill Dixon's Music Played by Others

Producer

Educator

Appendix One: Ensemble Members by Academic Term

Appendix Two: Known Class Recordings

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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