Trumpeter, composer and visual artist Bill Dixon almost always finds a way to provoke the thoughts and keyboards of the Bagatellen community. I got to spend a week with him in 2008, which was extraordinarily fruitful, even for a pre-existing fan such as myself. Though the saga of publishing the results isn’t something I’ll go into here - suffice it to say it developed from some “miscommunication” between myself and another publication - the article is now on offer for your perusal at All About Jazz here.
This is part 1 of a 3 part series. The second part will be an exclusive view of ten of his paintings, lithographs and drawings, and the third will consist of texts and excerpts from his manuscript “Vade Mecum.” These will also be at All About Jazz in the coming weeks.