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Violinist Billy Bang died

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The composer and free jazz violinist Billy Bang has died at the age of 63 ...  

Back from theVietnam war, this Black American musician started composing before escorting Don Cherry, David Murray, or Sun Ra ... Co-founder of the String Trio in New York, Billy Bang had especially marked the history of jazz by producing two albums with musicians Vietnam veterans like him ... It was, he said, the only way to overcome the trauma of war ...

Last modified on Friday, 15 August 2014 13:12

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