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Tapestries for Small Orchestra, eminent trumpeter/composer Bill Dixon's new multi-disc set, includes two audio CDs of specially commissioned original music plus a documentary film featuring exclusive interviews and session footage (DVD available only with physical release). Made possible in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation's Contemporary Work Fund and the support of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, this project thoroughly documents the three-day recording session at Firehouse 12's state of the art recording studio, offering unprecedented access into Dixon's creative process.

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Tapestries for Small Orchestra is the most persuasive, comprehensive case for Bill Dixon's iconic status since November 1981 (Soul Note) and perhaps even his 1966 landmark orchestra album, Intents and Purposes (RCA). This collection is also the best document to date of the impact Dixon has had on subsequent generations of trumpeters. Though Taylor Ho Bynum, Graham Haynes, Stephen Haynes and Rob Mazurek mostly wield cornets during the proceedings, their connection to Dixon is palpable, and their fidelity to the parameters of a given composition and Dixon's timbre-driven lexicon yields an ensemble sound that is anything but brass heavy in a traditional sense...Tapestries for Small Orchestra may well become the definitive Bill Dixon recording for a new wave of listeners...FIVE STARS" --Bill Shoemaker, Downbeat Magazine

Tapestries for Small Orchestra is a powerful achievement, an acknowledgement of what has come before and a slate-wiping/opening-up for things to come. Though it glances back to Dixon's work with Judith Dunn as well as his multi-trumpet unit of the late 1970s/early 80s (with Stephen Haynes and Art Brooks), nothing like Tapestries could have been done in 1965, 1985 or even 1995. The caliber of players is extraordinarily high and their awareness is strong-the trumpet quartet on "Durations of Permanence" rises out of a puckering unison, with Bynum's crumpled explosive miniatures, Stephen Haynes' steely postbop, Mazurek's echoing flutter and Graham Haynes' taut jabs all in play against a backdrop of strings, percussion and electronic wail. It's a merger of multiple, craggy contrasts that gives the music its texture. Like all of Dixon's work, Tapestries is sound to be felt. - --Clifford Allen, Paris Transatlantic

...undoubtedly one of the events of the year. It follows hot on the heels of two other important orchestral works in a 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur (AUM Fidelity, 2008) and Exploding Star Orchestra (Thrill Jockey, 2007), but surpasses both through the insight 109 minutes of music and a half hour documentary film affords into Dixon's universe. Each track is a treasure trove of cohesive detail executed to wonderful effect. While full explication is beyond the scope of this review, this is essential listening for anyone interested in the state of contemporary jazz orchestration. - --John Sharpe, AllAboutJazz.com

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  • Audio CD (August 22, 2016)
  • Original Release Date: August 22, 2016
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: FIREHOUSE 12 RECORDS
  • ASIN: B002RWX4MA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,523 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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