BILLY BANG

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Although he played an instrument more closely identified with uptown concert halls than downtown jazz clubs, there was no mistaking the primary source of Billy Bang's musical inspiration. While his violin technique was extensive and his familiarity with contemporary classical forms apparent, Bang's rough-edged, sometimes almost guttural tone, old-fashioned sense of swing, and lexicon of vocalic expressive devices defined him as a jazz musician. Bang improvised lines that might have been lifted straight from a George Crumb composition, yet he invested them with an emotionalism and spontaneity unique to jazz. Whether in the abstract (as a solo violinist, elaborating on skeletal melodic material) or as part of a greater whole (with Sun Ra's Arkestra, for example), a Bang performance was always awash with surprise.

Bang was born in Alabama as Billy Walker, but as an infant moved with his mother to Harlem. He was a small youngster, so when he evinced
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BILLY BANG Changing Seasons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Changing Seasons
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
BILLY BANG Billy Bang / John Lindberg : Duo album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Billy Bang / John Lindberg : Duo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
BILLY BANG Billy Bang Quintet ‎: Rainbow Gladiator album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Bang Quintet ‎: Rainbow Gladiator
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
BILLY BANG Billy Bang With Don Cherry, Wilber Morris, Dennis Charles : Untitled Gift album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Bang With Don Cherry, Wilber Morris, Dennis Charles : Untitled Gift
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
BILLY BANG Invitation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Invitation
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
BILLY BANG Outline No.12 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Outline No.12
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
BILLY BANG The Jazz Doctors - Intensive Care album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazz Doctors - Intensive Care
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
BILLY BANG Fire From Within album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fire From Within
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1985
BILLY BANG Valve No. 10 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Valve No. 10
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1991
BILLY BANG A Tribute to Stuff Smith album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Tribute to Stuff Smith
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
BILLY BANG Music By Billy Bang - Hip Hop Be Bop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music By Billy Bang - Hip Hop Be Bop
Eclectic Fusion 1993
BILLY BANG Spirits Gathering album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spirits Gathering
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
BILLY BANG Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet
Funk Jazz 1997
BILLY BANG Bang on! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bang on!
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1997
BILLY BANG Big Bang Theory album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Bang Theory
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2000
BILLY BANG Vietnam the Aftermath album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Vietnam the Aftermath
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
BILLY BANG Vietnam: Reflections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vietnam: Reflections
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2005
BILLY BANG Billy Bang / Shoji Hano : Four Seasons - East Meets West album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Bang / Shoji Hano : Four Seasons - East Meets West
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
BILLY BANG Prayer For Peace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prayer For Peace
Hard Bop 2010
BILLY BANG Da Bang! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Da Bang!
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013

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BILLY BANG New York Collage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New York Collage
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
BILLY BANG Sweet Space album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet Space
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
BILLY BANG Distinction Without Difference album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Distinction Without Difference
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
BILLY BANG Live At Greenspace (with Charles Tyler) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Greenspace (with Charles Tyler)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
BILLY BANG Billy Bang & Dennis Charles : Bangception album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Bang & Dennis Charles : Bangception
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
BILLY BANG Live at Carlos 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Carlos 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
BILLY BANG Commandment for the Sculpture of Alain Kirili album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Commandment for the Sculpture of Alain Kirili
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
BILLY BANG Billy Bang - Above and Beyond: An Evening in Grand Rapids album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Bang - Above and Beyond: An Evening in Grand Rapids
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
BILLY BANG Billy Bang Bill Cole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Bang Bill Cole
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
BILLY BANG Black Man's Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Man's Blues
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
BILLY BANG Billy Bang & William Parker : Medicine Buddha album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Bang & William Parker : Medicine Buddha
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014

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BILLY BANG Sweet Space/Untitled Gift album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet Space/Untitled Gift
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
BILLY BANG Black Man’s Blues / New York Collage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Man’s Blues / New York Collage
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011

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BILLY BANG Billy Bang / John Lindberg : Duo

Album · 1981 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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This album, recorded at KPFK Radio in Holywood in 1979, contains three free form improvisations recalling some of Dave Holland's early works ("Music For Two Bases", etc), released a decade earlier.

Acoustic bassist John Lindberg studied with Holland and played with Anthony Braxton among many others. Together with guitarist James Emery and Billy Bang, they founded The New York Strings Trio in the late 70s (as an alternative to the World Saxophone Quartet) with the intent of participating in New York's loft jazz scene, a re-incarnation of the free jazz scene of the late 60s. Lindberg had already released a solo bass album in 1979, and later Billy Bang released a solo violin improvisation album in 1980.

So this Lindberg-Bang duo album, called "Duo", could be placed between their solo albums and The New York Strings Trio music, all released at about the same time. Without any big surprises, listeners can find on this album perfect interplay between two young and very innovative artists, playing music full of life, emotions and even tunes and soul - not always a characteristic case for some free form string duo releases.

Lindberg's physical bass is obviously influenced by early Dave Holland, but he doesn't sound like a clone at all; the late 70s was a short but very grateful period for those searching for their own voice and willing to explore. Billy Bang, who will soon after this release become an almost free jazz celebrity, mixes adventurous free improvisation with blues and more traditional jazz forms, and shows how great the violin can sound in free improvisational jazz (without being scratchy, noisy or openly dissonant).

This is a perfect album for fans of string driven free jazz (Dave Holland, Barre Phillips, etc) - adventurous and accessible at the same time, there are just a few such albums around.

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