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Bill Dixon

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I do not, as a rule, do encores. When I have finished playing, I have indeed finished playing. I have nothing left; there has been no reserve.


— Bill Dixon


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I have been going to Italy since 1980, but I always went to do work. I did not live overseas, because I do not like running around with everything I own in a paper bag.


— Bill Dixon


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I think people who sample are cheating. It is like people who do collages. Use all of your own stuff.


— Bill Dixon


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If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing.


— Bill Dixon


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If I produce it, I will stage it as a performance. A small audience will be invited; rehearsals of the sections will be done in the mornings, and those sections will be recorded in the afternoons.


— Bill Dixon


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If you are you, 24 hours a day, then you do not have to remember who you are supposed to be in different situations - something that I imagine could be troublesome.


— Bill Dixon


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In the middle 1940s... I heard everyone live. Painting, the theater; everything was happening. It was an exciting time when New York was the place to be.


— Bill Dixon


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Most of my recorded material has been in small group configurations. I have not released large orchestral works as recordings because it hasn't been within the realm of possibility.


— Bill Dixon


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When Coltrane died, a void appeared in this music that has not been filled yet. He maintained a forward motion in his work and did not look back.


— Bill Dixon


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While everyone has a right to his or her opinion, the people who are informed have more of a right.


— Bill Dixon


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His family later moved to Harlem New York City when he was about 7. He was one of four featured musicians in the Canadian documentary Imagine the Sound (along with Cecil Taylor Archie Shepp and Paul Bley) 1981. He played the trumpet flugelhorn and piano often using electronic delay and reverberation as part of his trumpet playing.

Bill Dixon (October 5 1925 – June 16 2010) was an American musician composer visual artist and educator. This article is about the American trumpeter/composer: for the designer of board games see Bill Dixon (game designer).

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