Bill Dixon ‎– Odyssey

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Not On Label (Bill Dixon Self-released) ‎– Archive/Edition 510 1925 1
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6 × CD
Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered
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1-1 When Winter Comes (1976) 8:15
1-2 Webern Work Study (1973-74) 1:14
1-3 Tracings II (1974-75) 1:22
1-4 The Long Walk (1974-75) 7:44
1-5 Momenti (1974-75) 2:42
1-6 Stanza (1976) 5:00
1-7 I See Your Fancy Footwork #1 (1973)
Voice – William R. Dixon, II
8:05
1-8 I See Your Fancy Footwork #2 (1973)
Voice – William R. Dixon, II
5:28
1-9 I See Your Fancy Footwork #3 (1973)
Voice – William R. Dixon, II
2:52
1-10 Mosaic (1970-71) 0:43
1-11 Albert Ayler (1970-71) 0:59
1-12 Summerdance - Part 1 (1971)
Percussion – David Moss, Laurence Cook
8:28
1-13 Tracings (1974) 9:00
1-14 The Long Line (1973-74) 5:44
1-15 Swirls (1974-75) 2:29
2-1 Requiem For Booker Little (1975-76) 5:07
2-2 Masques I (1975-76) 8:38
2-3 The End Of Silence (1973) 0:59
2-4 Odyssey/Interruptus (1974) 5:35
2-5 Murmurs (1974) 6:46
2-6 Flame (1971-82) 3:09
2-7 Meta-pedal (1981-82) 6:11
2-8 Elegantissmo (1992)
Keyboards [Dx-7] – Leslie Winston
9:51
2-9 Changes (1973) 2:54
2-10 Dominoes (1973) 2:52
2-11 Pyramide (1973) 3:57
2-12 Long Alone Song (1974) 6:34
2-13 Shrike (1973) 0:57
3-1 Jerusalem (1990) 26:50
3-2 Umbra E Luce - For Sid Makay (1973) 11:31
3-3 The Somnambulist (1973-74) 4:08
3-4 Conncordde (1974-75) 4:37
3-5 Fortunata (1970) 8:13
3-6 Graffiti Sui Soffiti 1:51
4-1 Postcards (1970) 5:56
4-2 For Wallace Thurman (1973) 4:22
4-3 Pensieroso (1973) 1:01
4-4 Masai (1973) 1:04
4-5 Sttretta (1973) 1:40
4-6 Chalk Circle - Blue (1973) 2:39
4-7 Shadowland (1973) 6:25
4-8 Spaces (1973) 1:18
4-9 The Cloisters (1973) 2:06
4-10 Chromma (1973) 1:34
4-11 Sketch For Ernie Chritchlow (1973) 3:56
4-12 More Than Something (1973) 1:36
4-13 Manuscripts For Fathers & Sons (1973) 4:22
4-14 Poemm Per I Delicati (1973) 1:48
4-15 Circle Chalk - Red (1973) 5:26
4-16 Hush (1970) 3:59
5-1 Relay - Dance #1 (1970)
Trumpet [Overdub] – Bill Dixon
9:41
5-2 Relay - Dance #3 (1970) 2:10
5-3 Relay - Dance #4 (1970) 2:45
5-4 Relay - Dance #5 (1970) 3:21
5-5 Relay - Dance #6 (1970) 4:35
5-6 Relay - Dance #7 (1970) 6:20
5-7 Relay - Dance #8 (1970) 5:53
5-8 Relay - Dance #2 (1970) 1:47
5-9 Chiasmus (1970) 7:17
5-10 Shards (1970) 1:50
5-11 Pasquinade (1970) 6:00
6-1 Introduction To The Questions 1:03
6-2 How Do You Call The Music You Play? 6:26
6-3 Does Your Music Express A General Conception? 1:54
6-4 Do You Think Before Or During Improvisation? 0:47
6-5 Is Swing Important? 0:45
6-6 Do You Enjoy Playing? 1:08
6-7 Is Beauty Your Goal? 0:36
6-8 What Is Freedom In Music? 2:28
6-9 Are You Able To Make A Living From Music? 0:54
6-10 What Would You Like To Do In The Near Future? 2:08
6-11 How Do You See The Future? 2:05
6-12 Odyssey Preface 2:19
6-13 Teaching 14:25
6-14 The Solo 0:32
6-15 The Odyssey Solo Work 2:42
6-16 Teaching In Madison, 1971-72 11:57
6-17 Genesis Of The Solos 3:45
6-18 Solos: Craft And Language 1:35
6-19 Solos: Notation And Spatiality 3:19
6-20 Solos: Composing Oneself And Composition 3:25
6-21 Solos: Philosophy And Communication 4:25
6-22 Conclusion 1:46

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Recorded at IMBSRP (Institute of Black Music Studies, Research & Performance),
except tracks 1-10 & 1-11, recorded in New York City, 1970-71 by IMBSRP,
track 3-1, recorded in Jerusalem, Israel, 1990 by the Institute of Contemporary Music,
and tracks 6-1 to 6-22, recorded at Northern Track Recording Studios, Wilmington, VT.

Note: Bill Dixon performed these works using a Conn Constellation 38-B Bb trumpet; a custom-made Shilke Bb trumpet; a Benge flügelhorn; and Frank Zottola 64-B trumpet and flügelhorn mouthpieces.

The cardboard box measures 11.3" x 8.9"; in addition to the 6 CDs it includes two 32-page booklets: "Odyssey - Solo Works" contains essays/interviews/writings; "Odyssey - Works on Paper" contains reproductions of thirteen of Bill Dixon's paintings.

Edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): 50840/2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): 50841/2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): 50842/2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 4): 50843/2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 5): 50844/2

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