Archive Edition 510-1925-1 Odyssey: solo works


Bill Dixon

Bill Dixon, trumpet, flügelhorn, trumpet and trumpet (Disc 5, track 1), piano and trumpet (Disc 5, tracks 2-8); piano (Disc 5, tracks 9-11); William R. Dixon, voice (Disc 1, tracks 7-9); David Moss, percussion (Disc 1, track 12); Laurence Cook, percussion (Disc 1, track 12); Leslie Winston, DX-7 keyboard (Disc 2, track 8).
    Disc 1
  1. When winter comes (1976) (08.15)
  2. Webern work study (1973-74) (01.14)
  3. Tracings II (1974-75) (01.22)
  4. The long walk (1974-75) (07.44)
  5. Momenti (1974-75) (02.42)
  6. Stanza (1976) (05.00)
  7. I see your fancy footwork #1 (1973) (08.05)
  8. I see your fancy footwork #2 (1973) (05.28)
  9. I see your fancy footwork #3 (1973) (02.52)
  10. Mosaic (1970-71) (00.43)
  11. Albert Ayler (1970-71) (00.59)
  12. Summerdance - part 1 (1971) (08.28)
  13. Tracings (1974) (09.00)
  14. The long line (1973-74) (05.44)
  15. Swirls (1974-75) (02.29)
    Disc 2
  1. Requiem for Booker Little (1975-76) (05.07)
  2. Masques I (1975-76) (08.38)
  3. The end of silence (1973) (00.59)
  4. Odyssey/Interruptus (1974) (05.35)
  5. Murmurs (1974) (06.46)
  6. Flame (1971-82) (03.09)
  7. Meta-pedal (1981-82) (06.11)
  8. Elegantissmo (1992) (09.51)
  9. Changes (1973) (02.54)
  10. Dominoes (1973) (02.52)
  11. Pyramide (1973) (03.57)
  12. Long alone song (1974) (06.34)
  13. Shrike (1973) (00.57)
    Disc 3
  1. Jerusalem (1990) (26.50)
  2. Umbra e Luce - for Sid Makay (1973) (11.31)
  3. The somnambulist (1973-74) (04.08)
  4. Conncordde (1974-75) (04.37)
  5. Fortunata (1970) (08.13)
  6. Graffiti sui soffiti (01.51)
    Disc 4
  1. Postcards (1970) (05.56)
  2. For Wallace Thurman (1973) (04.22)
  3. Pensieroso (1973) (01.01)
  4. Masai (1973) (01.04)
  5. Sttretta (1973) (01.40)
  6. Chalk circle - blue (1973) (02.39)
  7. Shadowland (1973) (06.25)
  8. Spaces (1973) (01.18)
  9. The cloisters (1973) (02.06)
  10. Chromma (1973) (01.34)
  11. Sketch for Ernie Chritchlow (1973) (03.56)
  12. More than something (1973) (01.36)
  13. Manuscripts for fathers & sons (1973) (04.22)
  14. Poemm per i delicati (1973) (01.48)
  15. Circle chalk - red (1973) (05.26)
  16. Hush (1970) (03.59)
    Disc 5
  1. RELAY - Dance #1 (1970) (09.41)
  2. RELAY - Dance #3 (1970) (02.10)
  3. RELAY - Dance #4 (1970) (02.45)
  4. RELAY - Dance #5 (1970) (03.21)
  5. RELAY - Dance #6 (1970) (04.35)
  6. RELAY - Dance #7 (1970) (06.20)
  7. RELAY - Dance #8 (1970) (05.53)
  8. RELAY - Dance #2 (1970) (01.47)
  9. Chiasmus (1970) (07.17)
  10. Shards (1970) (01.50)
  11. Pasquinade (1970) (06.00)
    Disc 6: Spoken word
  1. Introduction to the questions
  2. How do you call the music you play?
  3. Does your music express a general conception?
  4. Do you think before or during improvisation?
  5. Is swing important?
  6. Do you enjoy playing?
  7. Is beauty your goal?
  8. What is freedom in music?
  9. Are you able to make a living from music?
  10. What would you like to do in the near future?
  11. How do you see the future?
  12. Odyssey preface
  13. Teaching
  14. The solo
  15. The odyssey solo work
  16. Teaching in Madison, 1971-72
  17. Genesis of the solos
  18. Solos: craft and language
  19. Solos: notation and spatiality
  20. Solos: composing oneself and composition
  21. Solos: philosophy and communication
  22. Conclusion
In addition to the 6CDs in this (approximately A4-sized) box, there are two booklets on art paper: Odyssey: solo works contains essays/interviews/writings by Stephen Horenstein, Graham Lock, Ben Young, Jason Zappa and Bill Dixon; Odyssey: works on paper contains reproductions of thirteen of Bill Dixon's paintings, some of which can be viewed on this site.
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