Friday, July 23, 2010

Bill Dixon - An American Original

Bill Dixon - An American Original
Antonio G. Pereira © 2010 Antonio G. Pereira
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Bill Dixon. Painter, Composer, Arranger, Educator, Author, Pianist, Trumpeter, and one of the key Instigators and Revolutionaries of what we now know as (Post-Bebop) New Music, passed away on June 16th. He left an incredible body of work. www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=58430 , www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/arts/music/20dixon.html

Many years ago, Soul Patrol Digest, a wonderful Arts and Culture Online Magazine, was gracious enough to publish an article I had written about him, 'You Wouldn't Know About Bill Dixon, Unless...': http://www.soul-patrol.com/soulpat/magazine/july03/may.pdf   I always thought that if Bill Dixon and Frank Zappa {Go to the Internet Archive http://www.archive.org  Type http://home.online.no/~corneliu/mother1.htm  into the Wayback Machine Click Browse History Then choose 2015} (both exceptional musicians with brilliant minds), had had the opportunity to meet each other and talk (they were both admirers of the music of Anton Webern), they would have ended up conversing for hours.

Bill Dixon - An American Original

Go to the Internet Archive http://www.archive.org Type http://bill-dixon.com     into the Wayback Machine Click Browse History Then choose 2007.

Antonio G. Pereira

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