This volume’s articles include musical analysis of a noted album by the composer Bill Dixon, the history of a rare European jazz periodical, and a personal appreciation of Svend Asmussen writen by the foremost historian of the jazz violin.
Composer and trumpeter Bill Dixon (1925–2010) was an influential force in new developments in jazz beginning in the 1960s, but his many compositions, which often do not fit comfortably in either the jazz or Western classical traditions, have not received detailed examination.
This article examines the history of Music, the pioneering Belgian jazz journal founded by Félix-Robert Faecq.
As Svend Asmussen nears his 100th birthday, Anthony Barnett presents a short personal appreciation of the Danish master violinist.
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