Bill Dixon

Thoughts

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The unusual trumpeter Bill Dixon (who often emphasizes silence over sound and feelings over phrases) has always had a strong liking for lower-toned instruments. On this set, Dixon (doubling on piano) is joined by altoist Marco Eneidi, John Buckingham on tuba, drummer Lawrence Cook and three bassists (Peter Kowald, William Parker and Mario Pavone). The music (six originals, including the four-part suite "For Nelson and Winnie") is quite adventurous, yet thoughtful, disturbing without being forbidding.

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