Monday, September 30 2013
Da Bang! is too spirited a recording to serve as a sad reminder of Billy Bang's passing.
Wednesday, September 15 2010
What's the sound of a free jazz violinist seeking inner peace?
Thursday, November 16 2006
Just how deep do you want to go?
Thursday, October 6 2005
Stop Looking For 2005's Best Jazz Album: This Is It.
Sunday, August 21 2005
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
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.