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It is the least imitative of the arts, and for this reason perhaps the purest.
Bill Dixon deftly turns it, opens the door, and lets us glimpse into its resonant chamber.
Bill Dixon - The One Final Note Interview (1.1MB pdf)
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  CMT.com : Bill Dixon : Biography
Dixon is a jaggedly lyrical trumpeter -- his delivery is as vocalic as that of any free jazz trumpeter except perhaps Lester Bowie.
Dixon's work features open space, wide intervals that do not imply a specific key or mode, and dark backdrops owing to the use of two or more double bassists.
The band recorded the self-titled Archie Shepp-Bill Dixon Quartet LP for Savoy in 1962 (Dixon was briefly the artistic director in charge of jazz for the label).
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 Pinsent Masons - People - Bill Dixon
Bill is a Partner and head of the Dispute Resolution & Litigation Group in London.
Bill has particular expertise in international arbitration; pensions and trust litigation; breach of warranty claims and corporate disputes; fraud and asset tracing; and interim injunctions and search orders.
Bill is independently recognised as an expert in both commercial litigation and pensions litigation in the 2006 and 2007 Legal Experts directories.  He is also recommended for arbitration/mediation, for fraud and for commercial litigation in the 2006 online version of The Legal 500 directory and for pensions litigation in the 2006 Chambers directory.
www.pinsentmasons.com /partners/BillDixon.aspx   (215 words)

 DIXON, Bill: Discography
Dixon himself seems to lay more stress on the process of making music; consequently, his main activity until recently was teaching, as he has little interest in presenting preserved music.
Oct 10, 1966): Bill Dixon: tp, flh Jimmy Cheatham: b-tb Robin Kenyatta: as Byard Lancaster: as, bcl George Marge: engl-horn Catherine Norris: cello Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Johnson: b Robert Frank Pozar: dr Marc Levin: perc on 2,4 (rec.
Dixon selected some of the solo pieces to be released on this LP.
www.geocities.com /BourbonStreet/Quarter/7055/Dixon/Disko-Dixon.htm   (1587 words)

 Bill Dixon - Vade Mecum
Dixon's explanatory note for the album pinpoints the agency of the music: "all compositions are by Bill Dixon; the lines of Oxley, Parker, and Guy are their own." There was no printed or detailed spoken map for this recording.
Dixon continuously probes the theorem "you can play everything you know" that skills honed through decades must be at the fingertips to be spontaneously deployed in improvising.
Looking to earlier episodes of Dixon's two-bass quartet, contrast is immediately apparent with the roles of basses and drummer for the November 1981 concerts: there they provide constant layers of sound as architectural support for Di xon's figures.
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 The History of Jazz Music. Bill Dixon: biography, discography, review, links
Free-jazz trumpeter Bill Dixon (1925) was more influential as an organizer (he conceived the first free-jazz festival, "October Revolution in Jazz", in 1964) than as a musician, but was actually one of the greatest musicians of free jazz, albeit a voluntary exile from the music industry.
Dixon's first album, Intents And Purposes (1967), released when he was already 42, included two lengthy workouts, the five-movement Metamorphoses 1962-1966 (october 1966) for a tentet (trumpet, trombone, alto, clarinet, English horn, cello, two basses, drums and percussion) and Voices (january 1967) for a quintet (trumpet, clarinet, cello, bass and drums).
Instead of using the music as a weapon, Dixon (who was also a painter) used it to create vast canvasses of organized sounds, using space and silence in a way that predated Chicago's "creative" school, and often caressing the atmosphere with haunting bass lines.
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 QUT | Faculty of Law | Dr Bill Dixon - Law School Staff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Prior to joining the Faculty of Law on a full-time basis in January 2001 Bill was a consultant at Pattison and Barry solicitors.
Bill is the joint author of the looseleaf service Land Titles Law and Practice and also joint author of the monograph Land Contracts in Queensland.
Bill is a member of the Queensland Law Society's Property Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee and is the Queensland representative on the Australian Property Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia.
www.law.qut.edu.au /about/staff/lsstaff/bdixon.jsp   (178 words)

 Bill Dixon : Features : One Final Note
Bill Dixon has released about 20 recordings over the years featuring his work as a composer, solo performer, small group leader, and orchestral director.
Bill Dixon continues to influence younger musicians and to produce exhilarating music in this, his 54th year as a professional musician.
But if Bill Dixon attempts to raise issues or be critical of things, in music and other areas that are of interest to him, all of a sudden there is a problem.
www.onefinalnote.com /features/2002/dixon   (13892 words)

 Bill Dixon - Odyssey Reviews
In The J Church Listening Room, Bill Dixon "Odyssey" 6cd box set, Lance Hahn
Bill DIXON Odyssey-Solo Works, Robert Stubenrauch--(translated from the German by Ben Young)
BILL DIXON: the Idea of the Solo - Bill Dixon's Work in Progress,
www.bill-dixon.com /odyssey.html   (108 words)

 Bill Dixon - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Bill Dixon was the director of media relations for the Lincoln Group, the Pentagon contractor outed in early 2006 for planting stories in Iraqi newspapers.
According to O'Dwyers' PR Daily, Dixon was previously senior VP and director of media relations for "the powerful DC-area investment bank Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. " and has also managed PR for Google and The Motley Fool.
According to PR Week, Dixon will be responsible for "telling more positive stories about the agency's work to a cynical press.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Bill_Dixon   (351 words)

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