The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC

Dixon Orchestra, Bill

17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur (Aum Fidelity)

Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.
 

Price: $14.95

**Adding this out of stock item to your basket with other in stock items may delay shipping or incur additional shipping charges.


Quantity:

Out of Stock
Special Order
If ordered we
expect to ship within:
4 weeks


Shipping Weight: 4.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: B00195BMI4

Label: Aum Fidelity
Catalog ID: AUM 046CD
Squidco Product Code: 9869

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live June 20, 2007 at Vision Festival XII by Stefan Heger. Mixed and mastered by Nick Lloyd on January 9 & 10, 2008at Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT


Personnel:

Bill Dixon-trumpet/composer

Graham Haynes-cornet/flugelhorn

Stephen Haynes-cornet/flugelhorn

Taylor Ho Bynum-cornet/flugelhorn

Dick Griffin-tenor trombone

Steve Swell-tenor trombone

Joseph Daley-tuba

Karen Borca-bassoon

Will Connell-bass clarinet

Michel Côté-Bb contrabass clarinet

Andrew Raffo Dewar-soprano saxophone

John Hagen-tenor & baritone saxophones

JD Parran-bass saxophone, bamboo flute

Andrew Lafkas-bass

Glynis Loman-cello

Jackson Krall-drums & percussion

Warren Smith-vibraphone, tympani & drums

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:


1. Prelude 3:07

2. Intrados 3:58

3. In Search Of A Sound 4:15

4. Contour One 1:44

5. Contour Two 0:10

6. Scattering Of The Following 7:01

7. Darfur 5:27

8. Contour Three 3:14

9. Sinopia 23:37

10. Pentimento I 0:43

11. Pentimento II 0:17

12. Pentimento III 0:22

13. Pentimento IV 2:42




Related Categories of Interest:

Aum Fidelity

Aum Fidelity


sample the album:




descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Among all else of great note that shall happen in music this year, 2008 marks the magnificent return to record of the legendary Bill Dixon: composer, trumpeter, teacher and all-around musical force. His contributions to the body of great Black American Music first began in the 1960s: as a producer for Savoy Records; producing the groundbreaking October Revolution concert series in NYC 1964; as architect of the Jazz Composers Guild. In the late 60s he left 'the scene' but continued leaving an indelible mark on the music by devoting himself to teaching from 1968 onward, creating the Black Music Division at Bennington College, VT in 1973.

While he has never stopped composing (prolifically at that), and produced a series of small ensemble recordings from the 70s - 90s, his work for expanded, orchestral ensemble has gone unrecorded and/or unreleased since his momentous album Intents And Purposes (RCA, 1967). Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra, a well-received collaboration with Rob Mazurek (Exploding Star Orchestra) was released by Thrill Jockey in February. And now, this album -- a tour de force of orchestral composition, conduction and improvisational exploration -- fully composed by Bill Dixon and performed with The Bill Dixon Orchestra. 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur was specially commissioned by Arts for Art, Inc. (producers of the Vision Festival). It is one of three such commissions which made their concert debuts at Vision Festival XII in 2007. Roy Campbell's Akhenaten Suite was the first released (in March) and the next shall be William Parker's orchestral work Double Sunrise Over Neptune (due in August)."-AUM Fidelity


Artist Biographies:

"Taylor Ho Bynum (b. 1975) has spent his career navigating the intersections between structure and improvisation - through musical composition, performance and interdisciplinary collaboration, and through production, organizing, teaching, writing and advocacy. As heard on over twenty recordings as a bandleader, Bynum's expressionistic playing on cornet and his expansive vision as composer have garnered him critical attention as one of the singular musical voices of his generation. He currently leads his Sextet and 7-tette, and works with many collective ensembles including a duo with drummer Tomas Fujiwara, the improv trio Book of Three, the UK/US collaborative Convergence Quartet, the dance/music interdisciplinary ensemble Masters of Ceremony, and the trans-idiomatic little big band Positive Catastrophe.

His varied endeavors include his Acoustic Bicycle Tours (where he travels to concerts solely by bike across thousands of miles) and his stewardship of Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Foundation (which he serves as executive director, producing most of Braxton's recent major projects). In addition to his own bands, his ongoing collaboration with Braxton, past work with other legendary figures such as Bill Dixon and Cecil Taylor, and current collective projects with forward thinking peers, Bynum increasingly travels the globe to conduct community-based large ensembles in explorations of new creative orchestra music. He is also a published author and contributor to The New Yorker's Culture Blog, has taught at universities, festivals, and workshops worldwide, and has served as a panelist and consultant for leading funders and organizations. His work has received support from Creative Capital, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Chamber Music America, New Music USA, USArtists International, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation."

-Taylor Ho Bynum website (http://taylorhobynum.com/)
4/25/2017

"Born in Newark, NJ, Steve Swell has been an active member of the NYC music community since 1975. He has toured and recorded with many artists from mainstreamers such as Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich to so called outsiders as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor and William Parker. He has over 40 CDs as a leader or co-leader and is a featured artists on more than 100 other releases. He runs workshops around the world and is a teaching artist in the NYC public school system focusing on special needs children.

Swell has worked on music transcriptions of the Bosavi tribe of New Guinea for MacArthur fellow, Steve Feld in 2000. His CD, "Suite For Players, Listeners and Other Dreamers" (CIMP) ranked number 2 in the 2004 Cadence Readers Poll. He has also received grants from USArtists International in 2006, MCAF (LMCC) awards in 2008 and 2013 and has been commissioned twice on the Interpretations Series at Merkin Hall in 2006 and at Roulette in 2012.

Steve was nominated for Trombonist of the Year 2008 & 2011 by the Jazz Journalists Association, was selected Trombonist of the Year 2008-2010 , 2012 and 2014-2015 by the magazine El Intruso of Argentina and received the 2008 Jubilation Foundation Fellowship Award of the Tides Foundation. Steve has also been selected by the Downbeat Critics Poll in the Trombone category each year from 2010-2016.

Steve is presently a teaching artist through the American Composers Orchestra, Healing Arts Initiative , Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center (Bronx), the Jazz Foundation of America and Leman Manhattan Preparatory School.

Steve was also awarded the 2014 Creative Curricula grant (LMCC) for the project: "Metamorphoses: Modern Mythology in Sound and Words" which was taught in a month long residency at Baruch College Campus High School in Manhattan."

-Steve Swell Website (http://www.steveswell.com/SteveSwellBio.htm)
4/25/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal / Alex Dorner
Le Ring
(Confront)
XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot)
Pah'
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Liebig / Vatcher / Golia
On The Cusp Of Fire And Water
(Red Toucan)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
New Surfacing (1978/92)
(Emanem)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Challenge (1966-7)
(Emanem)
Bang, Billy
Da Bang!
(Tum)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Serendipity
(Leo)
Lama + Chris Speed
Lamacal
(Clean Feed)
Digital Primitives
Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs]
(Hopscotch Records)
Golia, Vinny / Marco Eneidi / Lisa Mezzacappa / Vijay Anderson
Hell-Bent in the Pacific
(NoBusiness)
Schlippenbach, Alexander Von
Schlippenbach Plays Monk
(Intakt)
LAMA
Oneiros
(Clean Feed)
Ducret, Marc
Tower, vol. 2
(Ayler)
The Nu Band
Live in Paris [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
AMM
Sounding Music
(Matchless)
New York Art Quartet
Old Stuff
(Cuneiform)
Dixon, Bill
Tapestries for Small Orchestra
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Digital Primitives (Cooper-Moore / Tsahar / Taylor)
Hum Crackle Pop
(Hopscotch Records)
Brotzmann / Kondo / Pupillo / Nilssen-Love
Hairy Bones
(Okka)
Fefer / Revis / Taylor
Ritual
(Clean Feed)
Lucky 7's
Pluto Junkyard
(Clean Feed)
Indigo Trio (Mitchell / Drake / Bankhead)
Anaya
(RogueArt)
Watts, Trevor Drum Orchestra
Burundi Monday
(FMR)
Mitchell, Roscoe
Nonaah
(NESSA)
RIDD Quartet
Fiction Avalanche
(Clean Feed)
Nordstrom, Fredrik
Live in Coimbra
(Clean Feed)
Persons, The
Sweet Ears
(Ramboy)
Bergin, Sean / Bicudo, Rogerio
Tale of Three City's
(Pingo)
Watts, Heath / Pell, Dan
Breathe If You Can
(Leo)
Cohn, Steve
Iro Iro
(Red Toucan)
Junk Box (Tamura / Fujii / Hollenbeck)
Cloudy Then Sunny
(Libra)
Yuganaut
This Musicship
(ESP)
TOTEM>
Solar Forge
(ESP)
Lambkin, Graham / Lescalleet, Jason
The Breadwinner
(erstwhile)
Niggli, Lucas Zoom / Arte Quartet
Crash Cruise
(Intakt)
Parker, Evan
The Topography of the Lungs
(psi)
Drake, Hamid / Tsahar, Assif
Live at Glenn Miller Cafe: Soul Bodies Volume 2
(Ayler)
Atomic / School Days
Nuclear Assembly Hall
(Okka)
Tsahar / Maneri / Black
Jam
(Hopscotch Records)
Recommended & Related Releases:

Search for other titles on the Aum Fidelity label.