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Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra

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Bill Dixon
Trumpeter Bill Dixon was a significant presence on the free improvising jazz scene of early-1960s New York, but his performing progress suffered from a predilection for academic activities, and his recorded output has consequently remained sporadic. So, ultimately, Dixon's legendary reputation might be bigger than his documented reality, although he was chosen for the Lifetime Recognition award at 2007's Vision festival in New York. Chicago Underground cornetist Rob Mazurek had long admired Dixon, meeting him for the first time whilst attending the trumpeter's workshop at the Guelph Jazzfest in Canada. Soon, this was to lead towards a mutual appreciation, as the elder caught the younger at one of his So Paulo Underground performances (Mazurek had moved to Brazil from the US).

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