Bang, Billy

Justin Time, 2001CD
Instrument: Violin

Issue: 8.1w

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3+
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O’s Notes: Violinist Billy Bang explores his dark memories from the Vietnam War, something that he had up to now masked with drugs and alcohol. He is joined by six other veterans who reach deep inside to share their experiences musically. Billy says the the recording was therapeutic for him. For the listener, it’s enlightening, ranging from melancholic to racy; a creative blend of SE Asian music with jazz.