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NY percussionist Billy Fox in a septet playing compositions influenced by music from South Asia, The Middle East and Africa, filtered into compelling compositions for jazz ensemble.

Fox, Billy Blackbirds and Bullets

Fox, Billy Blackbirds and Bullets: Dulces (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"If Billy Fox's previous releases had the classical format of the suite, this new album is presented, simply, as a collection of sweets ("Dulces"). Again, the percussionist adopts the role of composer and director. Although only one track is an arrangement of a piece by India's Rabindranath Tagore, his influence is felt everywhere. The creator of Rabindra Sangeet, the name given to Tagore's patrimony of 2000 songs, is quoted in the booklet: "I am proud of my humanity when I can acknowledge the poets and artists of other countries as my own." This message is conveyed by the music inside: In "Dulces" we can detect idiomatic elements of South Asian, Middle Eastern and African musics, through the filter of a jazz ensemble. This is "jazz for the heart and hips," says Fox. In "Dulces," familiar situations are mixed with surprising developments, and the music is simultaneously accessible and defiant."-Clean Feed Records

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063002041

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 204
Squidco Product Code: 13682

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded December 9th, 2009 by Jim Clouse at Park West Studios, Brooklyn, NY.


Gary Pickard-soprano and alto sax

Miki Hirose-trumpet

Matt Parker-tenor sax

James Ilgenfritz-bass

Evan Mazunik-keys

Arei Sekiguchi-drums

Billy Fox-maracas

Julianne Carney-violin (track 3)

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1. Girl Cheese Sandwich 5:14

2. Go Pocket Pickles! 7:20

3. Deva Dasi 10:49

4. Tatsin 7:24

5. Elisha & The She Bears 11:52

6. E Ki E Sundaro Shobha 4:34

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