Avant-garde composer and musician who was associated with the free jazz movement and played the trumpet, piano, and flugelhorn.
He studied visual art at Boston University and the Art Students League and later attended the Hartnette Conservatory of Music.
He taught in the Music Department at Bennington College in Vermont for nearly thirty years.
He and his family moved from Nantucket, Massachusetts, to Harlem when he was seven years old.
He collaborated with Cecil Taylor on Taylor’s 1966 jazz album Conquistador!
Bill Dixon Age
How old is Bill Dixon? He was born in 1925, he was 96 years old at the time of his death.
Bill Dixon Wiki
|Age||96 years old|
|Birthday||October 5, 1925|
|Date of Death||June 16, 2010|
Quotes by Bill Dixon
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
I have been using delay and reverberation since the middle 1960s. I use them to make what is almost inaudible to the ear, audible. I do not use them to play loudly but to make the higher harmonics heard.— Bill Dixon
While everyone has a right to his or her opinion, the people who are informed have more of a right.— Bill Dixon
Whether I get adequate attention or not, people here do know the work I have been doing systematically and without compromise for over 40 years. I get tired of people making excuses for guys who don’t continue the art because they can’t make a living.— Bill Dixon
Rock musicians, and a vast array of popular-music musicians, due to their wealth, acquired through the mass of their notoriety, are able to be listened to and heard and thus are able to effect change on an international level.— Bill Dixon