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Billy Bang (b. William Vincent Walker, Mobile, Alabama, September 20, 1947 & died on Apr 11th 2011) was an American free jazz violinist and composer.

Bang's family moved to New York City's Bronx neighborhood while he was still an infant, and as a child he attended a special school for musicians in nearby Harlem. At that school, students were assigned instruments based on their physical size. Bang was fairly small, so he received a violin instead of either of his… read more

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  • Avatar for insomniacme
    you rule billy!
  • Avatar for MilesBachman
    rest in peace, billy.
  • Avatar for timgt
    At play in the fields of the Lord. So sorry to hear. Was a joy to see you play.
  • Avatar for greenfoxy
    R.I.P.
  • Avatar for xbountyhunterx
    Rest in peace, Billy. One of the greatest violinists in free jazz, certainly.
  • Avatar for pillfeast
    The new album, Prayer for Peace, is outstanding!
  • Avatar for xbountyhunterx
    "vietnam: reflections" is also good, it's like the second part of "vietman: the aftermath". also try "rainbow gladiator", "outline no. 12", "the fire from within", "live at carlos 1", and "commandment". this musician has several top quality albums but he's a bit underrated.
  • Avatar for rituallnoise
    Completely agree with you, debtail. : ) So charged, so dark and cathartic. Great, great music. Excellent. I like free jazz that look like industrial music. : ))) But I don't know anything else about the man than this beautiful album. Some suggestions?
  • Avatar for timgt
    The man! I agree with mr.clayfold, catch him live if you can.
  • Avatar for clayfold
    If you have never seen Billy perform you are missing one of the peak listening experiences possible. As good as the recordings are he is amazing live.

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