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ARTIST
TITLE
Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
THR 192CD THR 192CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/5/2008

"This is the second album from Exploding Star Orchestra and the first to feature free jazz legend Bill Dixon. Bill Dixon (trumpet) is a seminal free jazz figure whose career has spanned over 40 years. He organized the influential October Revolution in Jazz in 1964, co-founded the Jazz Composers Guild, and has played with the likes of Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, and William Parker. His playing has had huge influence on many free jazz trumpeters. Rob Mazurek (cornet) is a prime figure in the vibrant Chicago sound scene, having lead and performed in Chicago Underground, Isotope 217, and Mandarin Movie. Exploding Star Orchestra is his latest project which he began in 2005. Also featured on the album are John Herndon and Jeff Parker (Tortoise), Nicole Mitchell (Frequency), Matthew Lux (Isotope 217), Damon Locks (The Eternals), in addition to many of Chicago's most exciting improvisers."