NewMusicBox: Bill Dixon’s Tapestries For Small Orchestra

November 18, 2009

Trevor Hunter provides an in-depth analysis of Bill Dixon’s Tapestries for Small Orchestra (Firehouse 12 Records) in a newly posted review for the American Music Center’s Web magazine, NewMusicBox.

“In short,” he writes, “this is one of the best CDs of the year. Firehouse 12 has done an amazing job with every facet of this release…every instrument is given the space to breathe and create. The liner notes, written by Taylor Ho Bynum and Stephen Haynes, are an illuminatingly good read, but most interesting of all supporting materials is the documentary included on the DVD.”

Friday Links

July 3, 2009

Those savvy Web surfers the Friday Linx are back to bring you some of their favorite stories of the last week or so.

  • rolled out a new channel focused on the Chicago jazz scene.
  • fulfilled a promise to donate three months of advertising revenue to David S. Ware’s recovery fund.
  • Guitarist Evan O’Reilly recounted the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet’s recent European tour.
  • The Wire published the unedited transcript of Byron Coley’s interview with Ran Blake on its Web site.
  • Founding Editor, and American Music Center Composer Advocate, Frank J. Oteri interviewed Gunther Schuller for NewMusicBox.
  • Phil Freeman released a compilation of his articles called¬†Sound Levels: Profiles in American Music,¬†2002-2009 that includes interviews with Ornette Coleman, Bill Dixon, Noah Howard, Tom Waits and many others.
  • Delmark Records and Jazz Record Mart founder Bob Koester was featured in the New York Times.
  • Steve Swallow shared formative stories, such as seeing The Beatles at Shea Stadium, in the Boston Phoenix.