The Bill Dixon Orchestra

Dixon's first album, Intents And Purposes (1967), released when he was already 42, included two lengthy workouts, the five-movement Metamorphoses 1962-1966 (october 1966) for a tentet (trumpet, trombone, alto, clarinet, English horn, cello, two basses, drums and percussion) and Voices (january 1967) for a quintet (trumpet, clarinet, cello, bass and drums). Both works displayed Dixon's pensive, lyrical style that sounded like pure poetry among all the viscerality of free jazz. Instead of using the music as a weapon, Dixon (who was also a painter) used it to create vast canvasses of organized sounds, using space and silence in a way that predated Chicago's "creative" school, and often caressing the atmosphere with haunting bass lines.
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(1967) Intents and Purposes / V0
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12 comments:

free bones said...

I have been looking for a rip of this for years! It's been out of print for so long! Thank you so much!

chicken king shultz said...

Thanks....I've heard a lot about this album, so I can't wait to hear it...

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Thank you.

polk said...

wow, good stuff. trying to make my way through 'a power stronger than itself' about the aacm, the chicago exp jazz scene etc.

so this will dovetail nicely!

Ochyming said...

I read Thurston Moore prizing this album in an interview.

THX!!!!

Anonymous said...

Much cited, much discussed, seldeom heard. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks very,very much for this. Bill Dixon is one of the greatest composers out there.

kingpossum said...

Bless you! I can not stop listening to this. Brilliantly flows from low mood to skronk and back again, a delight from start to finish.

Much gratitude,

papagianni said...

reading of this record on the wire started the whole music blog things for me. I am grateful this is again available! It is also a fantastic album
thank you

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funkman said...

Bill Dixon - Considerations 1 & 2 FLAC
http://neurosis01.blog.163.com/blog/static/185709067201193103619953/