(FMP CD 110)
Finally available -- Bill Dixon’s one and only FMP album, recorded at a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here is Dixon at his dubby best, exploring all the sonic possibilities of his instrument — and of the moment.
Immediate download of 3-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
"Magnificent, very unique, and strongly recommended." - All Music Guide
"Bill Dixon is one of the most under-looked figures in 20th century jazz. 'Berlin Abbozzi' defines the sound of a master at his peak." - Dia Pa Zon
"An excellent disc easily recommended to anyone willing to immerse themselves in Bill Dixon’s sound world." -John Sharpe, All About Jazz
"In an age where stylistic pastiche and clever craftsmanship are often confused with a genuine synthesis of elements, it is refreshing to hear music so idiomatically unfettered. The three pieces unfold with a great sense of purpose; what is even more remarkable is their profound grace, their transparency. It is music which invents itself moment-by-moment, with remarkable clarity." -Andrew Lindstrom, All About Jazz
Bill Dixon: trumpet, flugelhorn
Matthias Bauer: double bass
Klaus Koch: double bass
Tony Oxley: drums
Recorded live by Holger Scheuermann and Jost Gebers on November 8th, 1999, during 10 Jahre Mauerfall at the Podewil in Berlin.
Mixed and mastered by Jonas Bergler
Produced by Jost Gebers
Artwork: Bill Dixon
Layout: Jost Gebers
Photos: Dagmar Gebers
supported by 110 fans who also own “Berlin Abbozzi”
Drummer, band leader, sound collagist Makaya McCravens 2nd opus magnum. Material from 4 different purely improvised live sets in 4 cities, recomposed into new compositions/collages. To astonishing results, I have to add. Carsten Pieper