Magazine article IAJRC Journal

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Bill Dixon

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Brokenresearch 2009

Bill Dixon (tpt) Aaron Siegel & Ben Hall (perc); Recording date ? ! TT: 61:07. Photo: Mephisto

Atelier: Corbu's Studio / Hirado / Contrapposto / The Red and The Black

Although no date is given for this recording my hope is that it was recent. Mr Dixon has been said to have been quite ill recently, but if the playing on this set is any indication, he has recovered fully. In following Mr Dixon's recorded output, one comes away with the impression of a single-minded commitment to sound and dialogue unencumbered by thoughts of commercial potential or musical dogma. The four side-long pieces on this record continue on this path.

Augmented by two expert percussionists with what sounds like an unlimited array of instruments, these conversations sustain their interest by never losing sight of the source of mutual musical understanding that fuels them. …

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