Violinist and composer Billy Bang is one of the handful of artists in the moder era to have succeeded in adapting an instrument usually associated with classical or Folk Music Jazz. Influenced as much by such avant-garde masters as Ornette Coleman and Leroy Jenkins, as well as the pioneering Jazz violinists Stuff Smith. Billy Bang's latest effort, Vietnam the Aftermath is his attempt to make sense of the madness of war through music (he himself is a Vietnam Vet). a deeply felt, extremely emotional landmark Jazz recording, entirely composed by the violinist.
Violinist and composer Billy Bang is one of the handful of artists in the moder era to have succeeded in adapting an instrument usually associated with classical or Folk Music Jazz. Influenced as much by such avant-garde masters as Ornette Coleman and Leroy Jenkins, as well as the pioneering Jazz violinists Stuff Smith. Billy Bang's latest effort, Vietnam the Aftermath is his attempt to make sense of the madness of war through music (he himself is a Vietnam Vet). a deeply felt, extremely emotional landmark Jazz recording, entirely composed by the violinist.
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Format: CD
Label: JUT
Catalog: 165
Rel. Date: 03/26/2002
UPC: 068944016525

Vietnam: The Aftermath
Artist: Billy Bang
Format: CD
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Violinist and composer Billy Bang is one of the handful of artists in the moder era to have succeeded in adapting an instrument usually associated with classical or Folk Music Jazz. Influenced as much by such avant-garde masters as Ornette Coleman and Leroy Jenkins, as well as the pioneering Jazz violinists Stuff Smith. Billy Bang's latest effort, Vietnam the Aftermath is his attempt to make sense of the madness of war through music (he himself is a Vietnam Vet). a deeply felt, extremely emotional landmark Jazz recording, entirely composed by the violinist.