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File under: Free JazzBop

Billy Bang

Da Bang!

Label: TUM Records

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

In stock


Da Bang! was recorded in February 2011, just two months before the master violinist Billy Bang (1947-2011) succumbed to cancer. In this final session, the Billy Bang Group featured one extended composition by Bang, "Daydreams," as well as compositions by some of Bang´s favorite musicians, including Barry Altschul, Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins. For Da Bang!, the Billy Bang Group featured legendary trombonist Dick Griffin as well as Bang´s regular accompanists in his final period, pianist Andrew Bemkey, bassist Hilliard Greene and drummer Newman Taylor-Baker. During his career, Billy Bang recorded almost 30 albums as a leader, another dozen or so with various co-operative groups and many more as a sideman. In addition to being a beautiful recording in its own right and a stellar addition to his discography, Da Bang! serves as an ample reminder of why Billy Bang was considered a true master of his chosen instrument and one of the undisputed leaders of his generation of improvising musicians.

File under: Free JazzBop
Cat. number: TUM CD 034
Year: 2013
Recorded at Studio MI, Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE), in Helsinki, Finland on February 2 and 3, 2011 Mixed at Orange Music Sound Studios in West Orange, New Jersey Mastered at DER in Tammisaari, Finland Housed in a 6-panel digipak case with inner booklet attached to inner first panel.

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