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Billy Bang – Da Bang! (2013)

When Billy Bang walked into a Helsinki studio in February of 2011 with trombonist Dick Griffin, pianist Andrew Bemkey, bassist Hilliard Greene and drummer Newman Taylor-Baker, he would be recording for the last time.

2011 Year In Review: Remembering Notable Deaths in Music

Here’s a look back in tribute to some of the notable figures in music who died in 2011, broken down by the month in which they passed.

FAB Trio with Billy Bang – History Of Jazz In Reverse (2011)

Billy Bang left us six months ago, but we’re not quite done with new additions to his catalog.

Billy Bang Quintet featuring Frank Lowe – Above and Beyond (2007)

by Mark Saleski It can be a tough thing to witness an aging musician head toward (or past) the point of no return.

Billy Bang (1947-2011): An Appreciation

The jazz world suffered a significant loss Monday with the passing of violinist Billy Bang. Reportedly afflicted with lung cancer, Bang, born William Vincent Walker, was 63 years old. Given his stage name from friends as a youth, a name taken from a cartoon character, Bang’s life was anything but comical. He studied violin as a boy but didn’t fitRead More

From The Stacks 2011, Vol. 3: Michel Reis, Pitom, Rhys Chatham, Ken Peplowski, others

Rhys Chatham: The Man With The Horns. Many, many horns. It might be only the third Stacks so far this year, but it’s a much overdue one. There’s a whopping seven 2011 releases discussed here

Billy Bang – Prayer For Peace (2010)

Billy Bang – Prayer For Peace (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron It’s not that hard to discern the message behind the title of Billy Bang’s brand new album Prayer For Peace. And just in case you’re not sure, Bang clarifies beyond all doubt in the liner notes: We do not need war, any kind of war, especially within our homes, our families, our loved ones. Our ownRead More