Bill Dixon passed away in his sleep on Tuesday. I was blessed with the opportunity to spend some time with him these past couple of years. I don't feel that I could really pay him any real tribute in my own writing. So I won't. But I feel that I must take a moment to editorialize a bit. If every musician playing modern improvised music would approach their work with HALF, even HALF the integrity that Bill approached his music with..well, there'd probably be a lot less music. Coming from us at least.
But the music that would be there, would be a lot better.
That's just my opinion anyway.
Rest in peace, Bill. I don't want to admit that you have died, but I guess I have to. You have died, but you have not gone.