Bill Dixon Interview
Bill Dixon interview - May 1973. Topics include: 0:52 his childhood growing up in Nantucket, MA and 6:48 Harlem, NYC, 13:44 his school P.S. 89, 22:00 seeing Louis Armstrong play, 24:48 getting his first instrument at age 16, 25:00 attending art school, 32:00 hearing bands at the Apollo, studying music at age 20, 42:53 racism, 43:08 his time in the US Army, 44:00 studying at the Art Students League, 44:16 the GI Bill, 54:00 working on a retrospective of his work,1:01:20 relationships with other musicians, the elusive quality of happiness, playing at Cafe Bohemia and Birdland, and planning the Black Music Festival at Bennington College.
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