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Billy Bang Lucky Man (LP)

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Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
14-05-2021
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Barcode:
195497548422
Packaging:
Gate Fold Vinyl
Catalog Number:
BBE650ALP
Billy Bang Lucky Man
Billy Bang Lucky Man

Description

BBE Music presents 'Lucky Man', music from the eponymous documentary film charting jazz violinist and Vietnam veteran Billy Bang's brave return to the country, 40 years after the War.The film 'Lucky Man' by Jean-Marie Boulet & Markus Hansen follows Billy Bang as he returns to the battlefields of his past, this time with a violin in-hand instead of a rifle. The documentary follows Billy as he travels the length and breadth of Vietnam to collaborate with local musicians, discover the culture he never got to experience the first time around, and to try to find some closure for the haunting trauma that still lingers within. The trip took place in 2008, three years before Billy Bang's passing and these never-before released field recordings, lovingly polished at The Carvery studio in London, capture the musician's many poignant musical encounters along the way. The journey took him from Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, through to the highlands and the Banhar and Jorai gongs of the Montagnards, north across the 17th parallel, climaxing with 'Mystery of the Mekong', his collaboration with the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra.The album 'Lucky Man' is composed of recordings captured throughout Billy Bang's travels in Vietnam, interspersed with his candid thoughts about music, art, war, and his return to the country. Tr?n M?nh Tu?n, the saxophonist featured on 'Jungle Lullaby' is well known in Saigon, where he owns a club called Sax n'Art, in which the live collaboration was recorded. In the more rural Kon Tum province, The Banhar Gong Group of Kuntum perform one of their traditional pieces, over which Billy's off-the-cuff improvisation simply soars. The Phu Dong Family Band (a collective comprising an incredible 25 members of leader Duc Dau's family) appears on 'New Saigon Phunk' and 'Song for Don Cherry', recorded in their native Ho Chi Minh City. Duc Dau is also a collector of ancient traditional instruments, and he plays a primitive stone Lithophone called a Dan Da with Billy in an energetic and exciting live jam.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Lucky Man: Introduction
  3. Lucky Man: The Sun Rising - Introduction To Song For Don Cherry
  4. Billy Playing With The Banhar Gong Group Of Kuntum (Traditional And Improvised)
  5. Song For Don Cherry
  6. Lucky Man: Flashback Tunnel Reflections
  7. Mystery Of The Mekong
  8. Lucky Man: Flashback Memories
  9. Lucky Man: Billy Reflecting On Memories And Feelings
  10. New Saigon Phunk
  11. Jungle Lullaby
  12. Lucky Man: Traditional Vietnamese Catru Music
  13. Lucky Man: Quynh Anh Pham's Memories About Her Father
  14. Lucky Man: Flashlight And A 45 Tunnel Memories
  15. Dan Da
  16. Lucky Man Title Music: Vietnam 1967 Battle Composition
  17. Lucky Man: Billy Speaking About Music And Art
  18. Lucky Man: Teach Me Banhar
  19. Traditional Quan Ho
  20. Lucky Man: Billy Reflecting On America, Music And Being Left Alone
  21. Moments For The Kiamia, Solo In A Hotel Interior Courtyard
  22. Lucky Man: Quynh Anh Pham Lullaby
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