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Album · 2001

Tracklist

1-1 When Winter Comes (1976) 8:15
1-2 Webern Work Study (1973-74) 1:14
1-3 Tracings II (1974-75) 1:22
1-4 The Long Walk (1974-75) 7:44
1-5 Momenti (1974-75) 2:42
1-6 Stanza (1976) 5:00
1-7 I See Your Fancy Footwork #1 (1973) 8:05
1-8 I See Your Fancy Footwork #2 (1973) 5:28
1-9 I See Your Fancy Footwork #3 (1973) 2:52
1-10 Mosaic (1970-71) 0:43
1-11 Albert Ayler (1970-71) 0:59
1-12 Summerdance - Part 1 (1971) 8:28
1-13 Tracings (1974) 9:00
1-14 The Long Line (1973-74) 5:44
1-15 Swirls (1974-75) 2:29
2-1 Requiem For Booker Little (1975-76) 5:07
2-2 Masques I (1975-76) 8:38
2-3 The End Of Silence (1973) 0:59
2-4 Odyssey/Interruptus (1974) 5:35
2-5 Murmurs (1974) 6:46
2-6 Flame (1971-82) 3:09
2-7 Meta-pedal (1981-82) 6:11
2-8 Elegantissmo (1992) 9:51
2-9 Changes (1973) 2:54
2-10 Dominoes (1973) 2:52
2-11 Pyramide (1973) 3:57
2-12 Long Alone Song (1974) 6:34
2-13 Shrike (1973) 0:57
3-1 Jerusalem (1990) 26:50
3-2 Umbra E Luce - For Sid Makay (1973) 11:31
3-3 The Somnambulist (1973-74) 4:08
3-4 Conncordde (1974-75) 4:37
3-4 Fortunata (1970) 8:13
3-5 Graffiti Sui Soffiti 1:51
4-1 Postcards (1970) 5:56
4-2 For Wallace Thurman (1973) 4:22
4-3 Pensieroso (1973) 1:01
4-4 Masai (1973) 1:04
4-5 Sttretta (1973) 1:40
4-6 Chalk Circle - Blue (1973) 2:39
4-7 Shadowland (1973) 6:25
4-8 Spaces (1973) 1:18
4-9 The Cloisters (1973) 2:06
4-10 Chromma (1973) 1:34
4-11 Sketch For Ernie Chritchlow (1973) 3:56
4-12 More Than Something (1973) 1:36
4-13 Manuscripts For Fathers & Sons (1973) 4:22
4-14 Poemm Per I Delicati (1973) 1:48
4-15 Circle Chalk - Red (1973) 5:26
4-16 Hush (1970) 3:59
5-1 Relay - Dance #1 (1970) 9:41
5-2 Relay - Dance #3 (1970) 2:10
5-3 Relay - Dance #4 (1970) 2:45
5-4 Relay - Dance #5 (1970) 3:21
5-5 Relay - Dance #6 (1970) 4:35
5-6 Relay - Dance #7 (1970) 6:20
5-7 Relay - Dance #8 (1970) 5:53
5-8 Relay - Dance #2 (1970) 1:47
5-9 Chiasmus (1970) 7:17
5-10 Shards (1970) 1:50
5-11 Pasquinade (1970) 6:00
6-1 Introduction To The Questions
6-2 How Do You Call The Music You Play?
6-3 Does Your Music Express A General Conception?
6-4 Do You Think Before Or During Improvisation?
6-5 Is Swing Important?
6-6 Do You Enjoy Playing?
6-7 Is Beauty Your Goal?
6-8 What Is Freedom In Music?
6-9 Are You Able To Make A Living From Music?
6-10 What Would You Like To Do In The Near Future?
6-11 How Do You See The Future?
6-12 Odyssey Preface
6-13 Teaching
6-14 The Solo
6-15 The Odyssey Solo Work
6-16 Teaching In Madison, 1971-72
6-17 Genesis Of The Solos
6-18 Solos: Craft And Language
6-19 Solos: Notation And Spatiality
6-20 Solos: Composing Oneself And Composition
6-21 Solos: Philosophy And Communication
6-22 Conclusion

Line-up/Musicians

Piano – Bill Dixon (tracks: 5-2 to 5-11)
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Bill Dixon (tracks: 1-1 to 5-8)
Trumpet [Overdub] – Bill Dixon (track 5-10)
Voice, Words By – Bill Dixon (tracks: 6-1 to 6-22)
Voice – William R. Dixon, II (tracks 1-7,1-8,1-9)
Percussion(track 1-12)– David Moss,Laurence Cook
Keyboards [Dx-7] – Leslie Winston (track 2-8)

About this release

self-release

Recorded at IMBSRP (Institute of Black Music Studies, Research & Performance),
except tracks 1-10 & 1-11, recorded in New York City, 1970-71 by IMBSRP,
track 3-1, recorded in Jerusalem, Israel, 1990 by the Institute of Contemporary Music,
and tracks 6-1 to 6-22, recorded at Northern Track Recording Studios, Wilmington, VT.

The cardboard box is measuring 11.3" x 8.9"; in addition to the 6 CDs it includes two 32-page booklets on art paper: "Odyssey - Solo Works" contains essays/interviews/writings; "Odyssey - Works on Paper" contains reproductions of thirteen of Bill Dixon's paintings.

Thanks to snobb for the addition

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