Bill Dixon (October 5, 1925 – June 16, 2010, Nantucket, Massachusetts) was an American trumpet, flugelhorn, and piano player; composer; artist; educator.
In 1964 Dixon organized and produced the 'October Revolution in Jazz' in New York City and founded the Jazz Composers Guild. He was relatively little recorded during this period, though he co-led some releases with Archie Shepp and appeared on Cecil Taylor's Blue Note record Conquistador! in 1966.
He was Professor of Music at Bennington College, Vermont, from 1968-1996. From…
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