When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Billy Bang - Changing Seasons


Billy Bang, a violin player is mostly associated with the New York Loft scene of the late 70's/early 80's. His music tends to be cerebral and invorgorating at once. This record is from June of 1980. I managed to aquire it when a friend handed me a stack of lps that he wanted transferred to digital. The lp Changing Seasons was released in between the two more well known lps Sweet Space and Rainbow Gladiator.

Billy Bang - Violin

William Parker - Baritone Sax

Toshi Tsuchitori - Percussion & Autoharp

*track 2 - BB and Masahiko Kono - trombone

Changing Seasons - Bellow Records 004

1. Summer Night (with crickets)

2. Playful Spring

I Brass Bow

II The Elephant and the Mosquito

3. Aduwa In Autumn

4. Winter Rains

recorded 6/28/80 and * 12/27/80 NYC

produced by BB and Kazunori Sugiyama

4 comments:

unitstructure said...

this is a hidden gem.I saw Mr. Bang last saturday night and he was burning!

jiiiiiiiq said...

Thank you Sir, good to see more Billy Bang on the blogs.

Arkiver said...

Thanks for sharing so many hard to find gems on your highly enjoyable blog. I've selected quite a few to give a listen and I know that most will be sensational. I appreciate your attitude about the vinyl, about the original recordings and the artist's most intimate presentation of his or her music. The most remote and long forgotten can so often capture rare pleasure. Something that becomes so uniquely personal. Thanks again for this great window into your collection and your musical world.

Hookfinger said...

Thank you all. Arkiver - your comments are taken to heart. Thank you so much!