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Monday, June 29, 2009

Bill Dixon - NYC 1968

And then, one for the avantgarde crowd - beware of the sound again, but hey, this is historical stuff! Bill Dixon was the organizer of the "October Revolution in Jazz" in 1964, and he's still around!

Much more info over here.

Bill Dixon - University of the Streets Orchestra
New York City (USA)

Bill Dixon - trumpet
Leo Jones - trumpet
Jacques Coursil - trumpet
Clifford Thornton - cornet
Richard Dunbar - french horn
Sam Burtis - trombone
Wesley Whittaker - trombone
John Buckingham - tuba
Dave Chamberlain - flute, soprano sax
Marzette Watts - bass clarinet
Sonny Simmons - english horn
Monty Waters - B-natural soprano sax
Leopanar Witlarge - alto sax
Sam Rivers - soprano & tenor sax
Arthur Doyle - tenor sax
Sonny Clark - baritone sax
Warren Chiasson - vibes
Susan Elrauch - mezzo-soprano

1. unknown (43:04)
2. Interview (3:11) [cut]

TT: 46:16

Sound: B+
Lineage: FM->??->CDR->EAC->FLAC


Thanks to Rick Lopez for his great work on the Rivers discography, which is where this info came from.

Please note that this show is the second show listed below, not the first. I included the info for the first show, as the notes for the second show refer to the first for a probable personnel lineup.

What a cast!


Bill Dixon University of the Streets Orchestra: [Unissued / Private Tape]
Date ?, 1968
New York City
Large Orchestra Piece 1 [29:00]
V + VI rehearsal reel [17:50]
"XP" [18:00]
"XY" [17:20]
[Compositions, Bill Dixon]

Bill Dixon (tp; leader)
Leo Jones (tp)
Jacques Coursil (tp)
Clifford Thornton (cornet)
Richard Dunbar (frh)
Sam Burtis (tb)
Wesley Whittaker (tb)
John Buckingham (tuba)
Dave Chamberlain (fl; ss)
Marzette Watts (bcl)
Sonny Simmons (eng h)
Monty Waters (B-natural ss)
Leopanar Witlarge (as)
Sam Rivers (ss; ts)
Arthur Doyle (ts)
Sonny Clark (bs)
Warren Chiasson (vib)
Susan Elrauch (mezzo-soprano voc)

{Primary Source: info via Dixonia, a Bio-Discography by Ben Young.}
Not in my collection.

Bill Dixon University of the Streets Orchestra: [Unissued / Broadcast Tape]
Date ?, 1968
New York City
unknown title [43:02]
[possibly "Intents and Purposes", mentioned in interview]
Dixon interview segment [3:12] (incomplete, cuts out at end)

[Total time 46:18]
[Composition, Bill Dixon]

Bill Dixon (tp; leader)
Sam Rivers (reeds)
others, possibly as in session above

{Primary Source: CD-R}


ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

wightdj said...

Musical fireworks for the 4th. Thanks!

hulaboy said...

Many thanks for this rarity.

gerireig said...

I can't wait to hear what Dixon does with all this talent!!! Thanks a bunch-great band!

hookfinger said...

Thanks for this one!! Awesome!

Bill said...

Thanks Ubu,

this looks trependous!

joesh said...

Looks great, but can it be re-uploaded?

Thanks in advance (hopefully) said...

hi sadly links don't work any chance for a re-up?

francisco santos said...

can you re post this gem, please...i know that you recently post in UBU so i was wondering if with a little luck i'll get to you and ask for put this one alive ?......
Big THX !....

indigonoir said...

Ditto to francisco santos' request. Please, I would really appreciate an opportunity to further explore Bill Dixon's compositions. In the meanwhile, I am going to see which of his albums are still available. Thank you in advance.

ubu said...

it's been there again for a while: