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Billy Bang


Monday, September 30 2013

Billy Bang: Da Bang!

Da Bang! is too spirited a recording to serve as a sad reminder of Billy Bang's passing.

Wednesday, September 15 2010

Billy Bang: Prayer for Peace

What's the sound of a free jazz violinist seeking inner peace?

Thursday, November 16 2006

Kahil ElZabars Ritual Trio Featuring Billy Bang: Big M

Just how deep do you want to go?

Thursday, October 6 2005

Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio Featuring Billy Bang: Live at the River East Art Center

Stop Looking For 2005's Best Jazz Album: This Is It.

Sunday, August 21 2005

Billy Bang: Vietnam: Reflections

Love of beauty, use of Vietnamese musical ideas for hard bop themes that sustain high order lyrical improvisations; and performances of Vietnamese music. Impressive; deeply moving.


Tuesday, April 19 2011

Billy Bang: Goodbye and Rest in Peace

The more I think about the recently-deceased Billy Bang, the more I'm convinced his life is the kind of story someone should write a novel about. Except someone already did: Billy Bang did, and his novel was his life, and his life's story is articulated in his music. And his music lives on.

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