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Billy Bang

The violin is hardly the first instrument that comes to mind when you think about jazz, but that's never daunted Billy Bang, one of the instrument's most adventurous exponents. Over the past 26 years Bang's hard-edged tone, soulful sense of traditional swing and evocatively expressive style has enhanced over two dozen albums by top names in a variety of genres, from the blistering funk of Bootsy Collins and the harmolodic groove of Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society to the intergalactic uproar of Sun Ra. With more than 15 albums under his own leadership, nearly a dozen more in co-led endeavors, and five more with the String Trio of New York (which he co-founded in 1977 with guitarist James Emery and bassist John Lindberg), Billy Bang is one of the more prolific and original members of the progressive scene

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Albums

Da Bang!
Da Bang!
TUM Records
2013
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History of Jazz in Reverse
History of Jazz in...
TUM Records
2011
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Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: Black Man’s Blues / New York Collage
Billy Bang's Survival...
NoBusiness Records
2011
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Billy Bang Bill Cole
Victor
2010
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Prayer For Peace
Prayer For Peace
TUM Records
2010
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Above & Beyond: An Evening In Grand Rapids
Above & Beyond: An...
Justin Time Records
2007
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