Billy Bang

violin
born September 20, 1947 Mobile, Alabama

William Parker-Through Acceptance Of The Mystery Peace

Centering 1001 USA rec NYC February 1974
Charles Brackeen-ts; Jemeel Moondoc-as; Henry Warner-cl; Arthur Williams-tp; Billy Bang-vln; Roger Baird-perc; William Parker-b
Rattles and Bells and the Light of the Sun (Parker)

NYC October 24, 1976
Billy Bang-vln; Ramsey Ameen-vln; William Parker-recitation
Face Still Hands Folded (Parker)
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)

The Music Ensemble

Roaratorio  03 USA cd Brooklyn, Kingsborough College 4/24/74
Roger Baird-d,perc,tabla,fl; Billy Bang-vln,perc; Malik Baraka-tp; Daniel Carter-ts,as,fl,d,perc; William Parker-b; Herb Kahn-b
Stance Dance (Courage) (The Music Ensemble) 31:47

Holy Name School Auditorium 2/15/75
omit Herb Kahn-b
Arithmetical Mystic (The Music Ensemble) 18:10
Echoes Wind Transpire (The Music Ensemble) 8:47
Radiatory Fineness (The Music Ensemble) 9:56


The Universal Jazz Symphonette Presents Sound Craft '75

Anima AN1001 USA rec NYC, Washington Square Methodist Church 2/18/75
Earl Freeman-comp,dir; Zane Massey-ts; Daniel Carter-ts,alto-tp; Kappo Umezu-ts; Ernest Washington-ts; Raphe Malik-tp; John Marshall-tp; Malik Baraka-tp; John Mingione-flh; Michael Keith-tb; Richard Dunbar-frh; Nancy Ancrum-fl; Art Bennett-fl; Andrew Strasmech-fl; Henry Warner-cl; James Emery-g; Mel Smith-g; Tyrone Nickens-g; William Parker-b; Dave Wertman-b; Paul Chambers, Jr.-b; Billy Bang-vln; Charles Burnham-vln; Wade Barnes-perc; Roger Baird-perc; Barbara Blick-reading; Patsy Wilkins-reading; Abe Yeme-cga; Julio Cesar-tabla; Robert Sardo-org
Side 1 - 23:20
Nemesis (Freeman)
Side 2 - 22:52
Oreo (Freeman)
Alpha (Freeman)

The Frank Lowe Orchestra-Lowe & Behold

Musicworks 3002 USA rec NYC October 1977
Frank Lowe-ts,comp,arr; Joseph Bowie-tb; Butch Morris-cor; Arthur Williams-tp; Billy Bang-vln; Polly Bradfield-vln; Eugene Chadbourne-g; John Lindberg-b; Phillip Wilson-d,perc; John Zorn-as; Peter Kuhn-cl,bcl
Heart in Hand Or (How Vain I Am) (Lowe) 13:58
A Hipster's Dream (Lowe) 4:24
Lowe-commotion (Lowe) 7:58
Heavy Drama (Lowe) 12:49

Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble-New York Collage

Anima AN1002 USA rec NYC, Columbia University 5/16/78
Billy Bang-vln,poetry,bells,shaker,perc; Bilal Abdur Rahman-ts,ss,bull hn,perc; Henry Warner-as,bells,shaker,perc;  William Parker-b; Khuwana Fuller-cga; Rashid Bakr-d
Nobody Hear the Music the Same Way (Dedicated to John Coltrane) (B. Bang) 12:17
For Josie Part II (B. Bang) 10:28
Illustration (Poetry written by B. Bang/Music by Bilal A. Rahman) 8:22
Subhanallah (B.A. Rahman) 14:35

String Trio of New York-First String

Black Saint 0031 I rec Milan, Barigozzi Studios June 1979
Billy Bang-vln; James Emery-g,mand,sop g; John Lindberg-b
The East Side Suite (Lindberg) 19:55
Subway Ride With Giuseppe Logan (Bang) 8:00
Catharsis in Real Time (Emery) 9:03

Billy Bang-Distinction Without A Difference

hat HUT 1R04 USA rec NYC, GAKU Gallery 8/12/79
Billy Bang-vln
Improvisation on Sweet Space (Bang) 5:45
Loweski (Bang) 8:00
Part of a Distinction Without A Difference (Bang) 3:45
Theme For Masters (Bang) 9:50
Sometime Later (Bang) 8:00
Skip to My Lou (traditional) 4:00

Billy Bang/John Lindberg-Duo

Anima 1BL36 USA rec Hollywood, KPFK Radio 9/29/79
Billy Bang-vln; John Lindberg-b
Improvisation I (Spiritual) (Bang/Lindberg) 21:30
Improvisation II (Concept) (Bang/Lindberg) 14:15
Improvisation III (Melodic Walk) (Bang/Lindberg) 6:45

Billy Bang Sextet featuring Frank Lowe-Sweet Space

Anima 12741 USA rec NYC, New York University, Loeb Student Center north lobby 11/15/79
Billy Bang-vln; Frank Lowe-ts; Luther Thomas-as; Butch Morris-cor; Curtis Clark-p; Wilber Morris-b; Steve McCall-d
A Pebble Is A Small Rock (Dedicated to Mr. & Mrs. Irving Stone) (Billy Bang) 16:47
Sweet Space (Billy Bang) 5:10
Loweski For Frank (T.F.R.) (Billy Bang) 12:55
Music For The Love Of It (Butch Morris) 5:50

String Trio of New York

(private tape) Utrecht, The Netherlands 11/30/79
Billy Bang-vln; James Emery-g; John Lindberg-b
Tone Colors
'Twixt C and D
Subway Ride with Giuseppe Logan
Catharsis in Real Time


Ronald Shannon Jackson And The Decoding Society-Eye On You

About Time 1003 USA rec NYC, Sound Ideas Studio ca. 1980
Ronald Shannon Jackson-d; Billy Bang-vln; Byard Lancaster-as,ss; Charles Brackeen-ts,ss; Vernon Reid-el-g,g; Erasto Vasconcelos-perc; Melvin Gibbs-el-b; Bern Nix-el-g
Sortie (Jackson) 3:51
Nightwhistlers (Jackson) 3:28
Apache Love Cry (Jackson) 6:15
Shaman (Jackson) 4:09
Eastern Voices/Western Dreams (Jackson) 4:17
Dancers of Joy (Jackson) 2:59
Arising (Jackson) 4:25
Orange Birthday (Jackson) 2:36
Theme for a Prince (Jackson) 3:22
Eye On You (Jackson) 5:50
Ballet de Omphalos (Jackson) 4:34

Billy Bang-Changing Seasons

Bellows 004 USA rec NYC, Studio Henry 6/28/80
Billy Bang-vln; William Parker-b; Toshi Tsuchitori-perc,autoharp
Summer Night (with Crickets) (Bang) 12:45
Aduwa In Autumn (Bang) 10:15
Winter Rains (Bang) 14:20

NYC, Soundscape 12/27/80
Billy Bang-vln; Masahiko Kono-tb
Playful Spring (Bang) 4:55
    I Brass Bow
    II The Elephant & The Mosquito

Billy Bang Quartet

(private tape) NYC, The Brook 10/17/80
Billy Bang-vln; Charles Tyler-as,bs; Jay Oliver-b; Dennis Charles-d


String Trio of New York-Area Code 212

Black Saint 0048 I rec Milan, Barigozzi Studios 11/25/80 11/26/80
Billy Bang-vln; James Emery-g; John Lindberg-b
T'wixt C and D (Lindberg) 6:58
Strawberries (Lindberg) 9:12
Echovamp 1678 (Bang) 5:15
Coho (Emery) 8:17
Bang's Bounce (Bang) 5:57
Abjunctinuity (Emery) 6:57

Kip Hanrahan-Coup de Tete

American Clave 1007 USA rec NYC, Latin Sound Studios November 1980-February 1981
Carla Bley-p,voc; Bill Laswell-el-b; Chico Freeman-ts,cl; Orlando DiGirolamo (Lanny DiJay)-accordion; Billy Bang-vln; Carlos Ward-as; George Cartwright-fl; John Clark-frh
India Song (Marguerite Duras/Carlos d'Alessio) 4:13
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)

Material-Memory Serves

Celluloid 529812 F rec Brooklyn, OAO Studio ca. 1981
Sonny Sharrock-g; Fred Frith-g,vln,vib; Henry Threadgill-as; George Lewis-tb; Olu Dara-tp; Billy Bang-vln; Charles K. Noyes-d,bells,perc; Fred Maher-d,g,perc; Bill Laswell-4,6 and 8 string b; Michael Beinhorn-syn,tapes,radio,g,d,voc
Memory Serves (Laswell/Beinhorn) 5:08
Disappearing (Dara/Sharrock/Laswell/Beinhorn/Maher) 7:11
Upriver (Bang/Laswell/Beinhorn/Maher) 5:25
Metal Test (Frith/Laswell/Beinhorn/Maher) 4:30
Conform To The Rhythm (Laswell/Beinhorn/Frith) 4:30
Unauthorized (Sharrock/Laswell/Beinhorn/Maher) 3:50
Square Dance (Frith/Laswell/Maher) 4:29
Silent Land (Lewis/Laswell/Beinhorn) 3:48

John Lindberg Quintet-Dimension 5

Black Saint 0062 I rec NYC, Cami Hall 2/27/81
Hugh Ragin-tp,piccolo tp; Marty Ehrlich-as,fl; Billy Bang-vln; John Lindberg-b; Thurman Barker-d
Eleven Thrice (Lindberg) 15:44
T'wixt C And D (part 1) (Lindberg) 4:35
T'wixt C And D (part 2) (Lindberg) 8:04
Dimension 5 (Lindberg) 14:33

Billy Bang and Charles Tyler-Live at Green Space

Anima 2BT78 USA rec NYC, Green Space 3/81
Billy Bang-vln,mbira,bells; Charles Tyler-as,bs,harm,bells
Alabama African (Bang) 6:35
Closer To the Flowers (Bang) 12:00
Viobari (Bang) 4:25
Legend Of The Lawmen (Tyler) 6:45
Alouette (Canadian traditional) 6:50

Marilyn Crispell-Spirit Music

CJR 1015 USA rec NYC, N.Y.U. 5/15/81
Marilyn Crispell-p; Billy Bang-vln; John Betsch-d; Wes Brown-g
Spirit Music (Crispell) 12:21

NYC, Soundscape 1/13/82 
Marilyn Crispell-p; Billy Bang-vln; John Betsch-d
Rounds (Crispell) 9:00
For Atsuko (Crispell) 11:11
Stoic (Crispell) 12:55


Billy Bang Quintet

(private tape) Amsterdam, Bim Huis 6/6/81
Charles Tyler-as,bs; Michele Rosewoman-p; Billy Bang-vln; Wilber Morris-b; Dennis Charles-d


Billy Bang Quintet-Rainbow Gladiator

Soul Note 1016 I rec Milan, Barigozzi Studios 6/10/81 6/11/81
Charles Tyler-as,bs; Michele Rosewoman-p; Billy Bang-vln; Wilber Morris-b; Dennis Charles-d
Rainbow Gladiator (Bang) 14:19
Ebony Minstrel Man (Bang) 4:16
New York After Dark (Bang) 7:20
Broken Strings (for Clarence Muse) (Bang) 2:44
YAA - Woman Born On Thursday (for Miss Laurel Van Horn) (Bang) 5:09
Bang's Bounce (Bang) 3:23

String Trio of New York-Common Goal

Black Saint 0058 I rec Milan, Barigozzi Studios 11/12/81 11/13/81
Billy Bang-vln,yokobue fl,gong; James Emery-g,soprano g; John Lindberg-b
Multiple Reasons (Lindberg) 7:06
Space Walk (Bang) 7:50
San San Nana (Bang) 5:50
Between the Lines (Emery) 6:56
Common Goal (Lindberg) 6:04
Extensions and Exceptions (Emery) 7:32

Billy Bang -Untitled Gift

Anima 3BG9 USA rec Brooklyn, OAO Studio 2/7/82
Don Cherry-pkt tp,fl,bells; Wilber Morris-b; Dennis Charles-d; Billy Bang-vln,yokobue fl,cga,bells
Echovamp 1678 (B. Bang) 12:15
Night Sequence (O. Coleman) 5:50
The Kora Song (D. Cherry) 5:48
Maat (B. Bang) 11:40
Levitation for Santana (B. Bang) 4:10
Focus on Sanity (O. Coleman) 4:20

Billy Bang Quintet-Invitation

Soul Note 1036 I rec Milan, Barigozzi Studios 4/13/82 4/14/82
Billy Bang-vln; Charles Tyler-as,bs; Curtis Clark-p; Wilber Morris-b; Dennis Charles-d
An Addition To Tradition (Billy Bang) 7:22
A Pebble Is a Small Rock (dedicated to Irving & Stephanie Stone) (Billy Bang/Curtis Clark) 9:14
In A Minute (Billy Bang) 1:10
A Minute Later (Billy Bang) 1:04
Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper/Ned Washington) 7:50
Secret Society (Billy Bang) 5:44
Loverman (Jimmy Davis/Roger Ramirez/Jimmy Sherman) 5:36

Billy Bang-Outline No. 12

Celluloid 5004 USA rec NYC July 1982
Billy Bang-vln; Jason Hwang-vln; Joseph Hailes-vln; Frank Lowe-ss; Wilber Morris-b; Charles Tyler-cl; Henri Warner-acl; David Murray-bcl; Khan Jamal-vib; Sunny Murray-perc; John "Khuwana" Fuller-perc
Seeing Together (Bang) 13:28
Outline No. 12 (Bang) 7:01
Conception (Bang) 19:01

Billy Bang & Dennis Charles-Bangception

hat MUSICS 3512 USA rec Willisau, Jazzfestival Willisau 8/29/82
Billy Bang-vln; Dennis Charles-d
Air Traffic Control (Billy Bang/Dennis Charles) 14:00
Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman) 5:55
Thelonious (Thelonious Monk) 7:10
Closer To The Flower (Billy Bang) 6:35
Know Your Enemy (Bilal A. Rahman) 6:55

Marilyn Crispell-Live in Berlin

Black Saint 0069 I rec Berlin, Quartier Latin 11/4/82
Marilyn Crispell-p; Billy Bang-vln; Peter Kowald-b; John Betsch-d
ABC (for Anthony Braxton) (Crispell) 23:00
Chant (Crispell) 6:54
Burundi (Crispell) 16:00

Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

NYC, Hudson River Art Museum 11/82
Sun Ra-org,voc; Walter Miller-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as; Eloe Omoe-as; John Gilmore-ts; James Jacson-bsn; Danny Ray Thompson-bs; Billy Bang-vln; unidentified-el-g; Samarai Celestial-d; Tommy "Bugs" Hunter-d; June Tyson-voc


The Jazz Doctors-Intensive Care

Cadillac 1011 E rec London, Wave Studios 8/11/83
Billy Bang-vln; Frank Lowe-ts; Rafael Garrett-b; Dennis Charles-d
Little Melonae (Jackie McLean) 4:50
Ballad with one L. (Billy Bang) 8:20
Spooning (Butch Morris) 5:10
Loweology (Frank Lowe) 6:00
Blood on the cross (Rashied Ali) 4:55
Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman) 12:19

String Trio of New York-Rebirth of a Feeling

Black Saint 0068 I rec Milan, Barigozzi Studios 11/25/83 11/26/83
Billy Bang-vln; James Emery-g,sop g; John Lindberg-b
Open Up (Emery) 7:40
Karottenkopf (Bang) 5:58
Ephemera Trilogy (Emery) 7:30
Penguins An' Other Strange Birds (Bang) 7:23
Utility Grey (Lindberg) 14:34

Billy Bang Quartet

(private tape) NYC, Tramps 1984
Billy Bang-vln; Don Cherry-tp; Wilber Morris-b; Dennis Charles-d
'Round Midnight
(unknown titles)


Dennis Charles Quartet

(private tape) NYC, WKCR-FM 1984
Billy Bang-vln; Wilber Morris-b; Dennis Charles-d; Michael Sneed-d


Various Artists-Rising Tones Cross

Ebba Jahn/Film Pals D vid NYC ca. 1984
Charles Gayle-ts; Marilyn Crispell-p; Rashied Ali-d; Peter Kowald-b; John Betsch-d; John Zorn-reeds; Wayne Horvitz-keys,p; Billy Bang-vln; Kim Clarke-b; Oscar Sanders-g; Bobby Previte-d; Ricardo Strobert-as,fl; Masahiko Kono-tb; Dennis Charles-d; William Parker-b; Lisa Sokolov-voc; Jeanne Lee-voc; Ellen Christi-voc; Patsy Parker-dance; Maria Mitchell-dance; Carol Penn Muhammed-dance; Frank Boyer-dance; Keith Dames-dance; A. R. Penck-scene; Charles Tyler-as; Roy Campbell, Jr.-tp; Curtis Clark-p; Wilber Morris-b; Don Cherry-p; Peter Brotzmann-ts; Rudiger Carl-ts; Daniel Carter-as; Jemeel Moondoc-as; Rahn Burton-p; Irene Schweizer-p; David S. Ware-ts; Frank Wright-ts; Ebba Jahn-director,camera

Don Cherry Quartet

(private tape) NYC, Tramps 3/26/84
Don Cherry-tp; Billy Bang-vln; Wilber Morris-b; Dennis Charles-d


Frank Lowe/Billy Bang/A. R. Penck-Isle in the Ocean

(no label) USA rec NYC, Dimensional Sound Studio 5/22/84
Billy Bang-vln; Frank Lowe-ts; Frank Wollny-g; Heinz Wollny-b; A. R. Penck-d
Xtrmpnieee
N.Y. Situation I
Isle in the Ocean
N.Y. Situation II

A. R. Penck-Be Cool in Munich Part I

(no label) rec (date unknown)
Frank Lowe-ts; Butch Morris-cor; Billy Bang-vln; Heinz Wollny-b; Frank Wollny-g; A. R. Penck-p; Dennis Charles-d
ABCEFGI

A. R. Penck-Be Cool in Munich Part II

(no label) rec (date unknown)
Frank Lowe-ts; Butch Morris-cor; Billy Bang-vln,d; Heinz Wollny-b; Frank Wollny-g,b; A. R. Penck-p,d; Dennis Charles-d
ABCEFGI
ABCEGDJ
ABCEFGH

A. R. Penck-Be Cool in Munich Part III

(no label) rec (date unknown)
Frank Lowe-ts; Butch Morris-cor; Billy Bang-vln,fl; Frank Wollny-g; Dennis Charles-d 
ABI PERC.
CFIK PERC.

A. R. Penck-London Underground with Billi

(no label) rec (date unknown)
Billy Bang-d; Frank Wollny-g; Heinz Wollny-b; A. R. Penck-p
London Underground With Billi

Billy Bang-vln; Frank Wollny-g; Heinz Wollny-b; A. R. Penck-d
Experiment 2
    Duo 1    Billy Bang-vln; A. R. Penck-d
    Duo 2    Billy Bang-vln; Frank Wollny-g
    Duo 3    Billy Bang-vln; Heinz Wollny-b


A. R. Penck-Going Through

(no label) rec NYC, Fred Hirsch Recording Studio (date unknown)
Jeanne Lee-voc; Billy Bang-vln; Frank Lowe-ts; William Parker-b; Dennis Charles-d; A. R. Penck-p
Going Through part one (Bang)
Going Through part two (Bang)

Billy Bang-The Fire From Within

Soul Note 1086 I rec NYC, Vanguard Studios 9/19/84 9/29/84
Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Billy Bang-vln; Oscar Sanders-el-g; William Parker-b; Zen Matsuura-d; Thurman Barker-marimba,perc; Charles Bobo Shaw-cowbell (on "The Nagual Julian" only)
The Glow Of Awareness (Bang) 5:38
The Nagual Julian (Bang) 5:46
The Shift Below (Bang) 6:24
Petty Tyrants (Bang) 5:32
The New Seers (Bang) 10:41
The Mold Of Man (Bang) 7:34
Inorganic Beings (Bang) 5:29

Amy Sheffer-We'um

I Am Shee (no #) USA rec NYC, Sorcerer Sound 12/27/85
Amy Sheffer-voc,p; Billy Bang-vln; William Parker-b; Lou Grassi-d
We'um (Sheffer) 4:58
Dark Countenance (Sheffer) 12:06
You and Me (Sheffer) 4:06
Le le le Lah (Sheffer) 1:17
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)


String Trio of New York-Natural Balance

Black Saint 0098 I cd Milan, Barigozzi Studios 4/1/86 4/2/86
Billy Bang-vln; James Emery-g; John Lindberg-b
One for Frankfurt T.V. (Bang/Emery) 6:21
Seven Vice (Lindberg) 7:06
Texas Koto Blues (Emery) 7:30
Ground Work (Lindberg) 6:52
Shadows in the Light (Emery) 8:39
Going Through (Art Theme For A.R. Penck) (Bang) 5:42

Kahil El'Zabar's The Ritual-Another Kind of Groove

Sound Aspects 016 D rec HGBS Studio 5/22/86
Billy Bang-vln,bells; Malachi Favors-b,perc; Kahil El'Zabar-d,earth d,b bamboo fl,berimbau,sanza,ankle bells
The Opening (El'Zabar) 5:35
Ocean Deep (El'Zabar) 8:07
Return of The Lost Tribe (El'Zabar) 8:05
Little Gwen (El'Zabar) 6:44
Pedro (El'Zabar) 4:35
Another Kind of Groove (El'Zabar) 6:39
Freedom of Speech (El'Zabar) 6:51

Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

Rochester, NY, Red Creek 8/11/86
Sun Ra-p,synth,voc; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as,fl,perc; John Gilmore-ts,cl,timb; Ronald Wilson-ts; poss. Kenny Williams-ts,bs,perc; Eloe Omoe-as,bcl,cacl,perc; James Jacson-bsn,Infinity d; Pat Patrick-as,el-b; Billy Bang-vln,perc; Bruce Edwards-el-g; Buster Smith-d; Tommy "Bugs" Hunter-d; Marvin "Boogaloo" Smith-d,perc; June Tyson-voc; prob. Pharaoh Abdullah [Thomas Thaddeus]-voc,dance,perc


Billy Bang Sextet-Live at Carlos 1

Soul Note 1136 I cd NYC, Carlos 1 11/23/86
Billy Bang-vln,clave; Roy Campbell-tp; Oscar Sanders-g; Thurman Barker-mar,perc; William Parker-b; Zen Matsuura-d; Eddie Conde-cga
Thank You Ma'am (adapted from a short story by Langston Hughes) (Bang) 8:33
Sinawe Mandelas (dedicated to the late Johnny Dyani) (Bang) 6:57
Sad Song (Bang) 4:37
Abuella (dedicated to M. Ramirez) (Bang) 13:40
Rainbow Gladiator (Bang) 5:48
Going Through (Bang) 6:45

Das Pferd-Kisses

ITM 942.430 D rec Dortmund, Woodhouse Studio NYC, Prince Enterprises Studio ca. 1987
Billy Bang-vln; Tobias Becker-keys,drumsounds,programming; Randy Brecker-tp,flh; Jan Kazda-b,keys; Marilyn Mazur-d,perc; Wolfgang Schmidtke-ss,as,ts,bs,bcl,keys; Rosay Wortham-voc; Markus Wienstroer-g
Porto Da Barra (Kazda/Schmidtke) 
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)

Santo-A Night in the Life

Source Unlimited 2987 USA rec NYC 1987
Santo-g,voc,b; Billy Bang-vln; Cheryl Pyle-fl
Help Us To Survive (Santo)
The Change (Santo)
Billy's Side of the Street (Santo)
A Night in the Life (Santo)

Sun Ra and his Alter-Destiny 21st Century Omniverse Arkestra-(private tape)

NYC, The Bottom Line 1/17/87
Sun Ra-p,synth,voc; Michael Ray-tp; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Randall Murray-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as,fl,perc; Danny Davis-as,perc; Pat Patrick-as; John Gilmore-ts,cl,timb; Eloe Omoe-as,bcl,cacl,perc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs,fl,perc; James Jacson-bsn,Infinity d,voc; Billy Bang-vln; Charles Ellerbee-el-g; Tyler Mitchell-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Tommy "Bugs" Hunter-d; prob. Atakatune-cga; June Tyson-voc


Marion Brown Quintet

(private tape) Cambridge, 1369 Jazz Club 1/21/87
Marion Brown-as; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Billy Bang-vln; Sirone-b; Andrew Cyrille-d
Assunta
Warm Valley
Fortified
La Placita
The Glow of Awareness
The Music in Us


Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

NYC, The Bottom Line 3/3/87
Sun Ra-p,org,synth,voc; Michael Ray-tp,voc; unidentified-tp,flh; Randall Murray-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb,voc; Marshall Allen-as,picc,perc; Danny Davis-as; John Gilmore-ts,timb,voc; Eloe Omoe-bcl,cacl,perc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs,perc; James Jacson-bsn,Infinity d,voc; Billy Bang-vln; Charles Ellerbee-el-g; Pat Patrick-el-b; Tyler Mitchell-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Tommy "Bugs" Hunter-d; Lamont Smith-cga,perc; June Tyson-voc; unidentified female-voc,dance


Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

NYC, Central Park, Summerstage 6/20/87
Sun Ra-p,synth,voc; Marshall Allen-as,fl; John Gilmore-ts,cl,timb,voc; Billy Bang-vln; June Tyson-voc; Mr. TCIII-voc; others unidentified


Sun Ra and his Cosmic Arkestra-(private tape)

NYC, The Village Gate 9/6/87
Sun Ra-p,synth,voc; Tommy Turrentine-tp; Fred Adams-tp; Michael Ray-tp,voc; Randall Murray-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as,fl,EVI,perc; Danny Davis-as,fl,perc; Pat Patrick-as; John Gilmore-ts,cl,timb; Eloe Omoe-bcl,cacl,as,perc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs,fl,perc; Kenny Williams-bs,ts; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d; Billy Bang-vln; Owen Brown, Jr.-vln; Bruce Edwards-el-g; Oscar Brown III-b; Tommy "Bugs" Hunter-d; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; unidentified-d; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc; June Tyson-voc; Mr. TCIII-voc


Ahmed Abdullah Quintet

(private tape) NYC, Henry St. Settlement Rehearsal Hall 11/6/87
Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Marion Brown-as; Billy Bang-vln; Sirone-b; Andrew Cyrille-d
Assunta/Free Spirit
A Simple Melody/Afrisa
The Glow of Awareness
Take the A Train
IV
My Friend Louis


Sun Ra and his Intergalactic Cosmic Love Dance Arkestra-(private tape)

Binghamton, State University of New York, Nelson Mandela Room 12/6/87
Sun Ra-p,synth,voc; Michael Ray-tp,voc; Ahmed Abdullah-tp,voc; Tyrone Hill-tb,voc; Marshall Allen-as,cl,fl,perc; Danny Davis-as,perc; Pat Patrick-as; John Gilmore-ts,cl,timb,voc; Eloe Omoe-as,bcl,cacl,perc; Kenny Williams-bs,ts; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d,voc; Billy Bang-vln; Owen Brown, Jr.-vln; John Ore-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; unidentified-perc; June Tyson-voc


Bootsy Collins-What's Bootsy Doin'?

Columbia 44107 USA cd ca. 1988
Bernie Worrell; Bill Laswell-prod; Billy Bang-vln; Taka Boom; Maceo Parker-horn; Mico Wave-keys,handclapping,rap,finger snaps,drum prog; Sly Fox-voc; Casper-b,voc,talking; Wes Boatman-keys,string arr; Bootsy Collins-b,g,d,keys,voc,talking,handclapping,prod,sampling,rap,finger snaps,horn arr,drum prog, concept; George Clinton; Catfish Collins-g; Gary "Mudbone" Cooper-voc; Bernard Fowler; Mallia Franklin; Rick Gardner-horn; Joe Gastwirt; Kush Griffith-horn; Ron Jennings-g; Babyface Leroy-voc,talking; Eddie Martinez; Pretty Fatt-Sheila & Cynthia-handclapping,rap,finger snaps; Stevie Salas-g; Nicky Skopelitis; Trey Stone III-keys; Fred Wesley-horn,horn arr,string arr; others
Shock-It-To-Me (Bootsy/Laswell) 4:57
(Bang does not appear on other tracks.  Not all musicians listed play on this track.)

Sun Ra-Hidden Fire

Saturn Sun Ra 13188III/12988II USA rec 1/29/88
Sun Ra-synth,org,voc; Michael Ray-tp; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as; John Gilmore-ts,timb; Danny Ray Thompson-bs; Kenny Williams-bs; Eloe Omoe-as,bcl,cacl; James Jacson-bsn,Infinity d; Billy Bang-vln; Owen Brown, Jr.-vln; June Tyson-vln,voc; Art Jenkins-voc,space voc; John Ore-b; poss. Luqman Ali-d; Buster Smith-d; poss. Pharoah Abdullah [Thomas Thaddeus]-perc
unidentified improvisation
unidentified blues
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)


Sun Ra-Hidden Fire

Saturn Sun Ra 13088A/12988B USA rec 1/29/88
Sun Ra-synth,org,voc; Michael Ray-tp; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as; John Gilmore-ts,timb; Danny Ray Thompson-bs; Kenny Williams-bs; Eloe Omoe-as,bcl,cacl; James Jacson-bsn,Infinity d; Billy Bang-vln; Owen Brown, Jr.-vln; June Tyson-vln,voc; Art Jenkins-voc,space voc; John Ore-b; poss. Luqman Ali-d; Buster Smith-d; poss. Pharoah Abdullah [Thomas Thaddeus]-perc
unidentified title [AJ voc]
unidentified title [AJ voc]


Various Artists-A Confederacy of Dances

Einstein 001 USA cd 2/26/88 NYC, Roulette Experimental Music Series
Billy Bang-vln
One for Albert (Bang) 3:22
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)

Billy Bang Quartet-Valve No. 10

Soul Note 1186 I cd Milan, Barigozzi Studios 3/8/88 3/9/88
Billy Bang-vln,poetry; Frank Lowe-ts; Sirone-b; Dennis Charles-d
P.M. (Sirone) 5:45
Valve No. 10 (Bang) 9:12
September 23rd (Bang) 5:49
Improvisation for Four (Bang) 4:08
Bien-Hoa Blues (Bang) 4:56
Holiday for Flowers (William Parker) 5:28
Lonnie's Lament (John Coltrane) 12:16

Billy Bang Quartet

(private tape) Bologna 3/11/88
Billy Bang-vln; Frank Lowe-ts; Sirone-b; Dennis Charles-d
(unknown titles)
St. Thomas


Billy Bang Quintet

(private tape) NYC, Jazz Center of New York 4/9/88
Billy Bang-vln; Diedre Murray-cel; Michele Rosewoman-p; Oscar Brown III-b; Reggie Nicholson-d
A Celebration of the Late Great Stuff Smith
(unknown titles)


Billy Bang Quartet

(private tape) NYC, The Knitting Factory 6/88
Billy Bang-vln,interview; Frank Lowe-ts; Sirone-b; Dennis Charles-d
(unknown title)
(unknown title)
Lonely Woman


Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

NYC, Sweet Basil 6/88
Sun Ra-p,voc; Michael Ray-tp,voc; Tyrone Hill-tb,voc; Marshall Allen-as,perc; Pat Patrick-as; John Gilmore-ts,cl,timb,voc; Eloe Omoe-as,bcl,cacl,perc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs,perc; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d,voc; Billy Bang-vln; Bruce Edwards-el-g; Rollo Radford-el-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Art Taylor-d; Art Jenkins-voc,perc; June Tyson-voc,vln; undentified female-dance,voc


Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

NYC, The Knitting Factory, Knitting Factory Jazz Festival 7/3/88
Sun Ra-p,synth,voc; Al Evans-flh; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Michael Ray-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as,fl,perc; Pat Patrick-as; John Gilmore-ts,cl,timb,voc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs,perc; Eloe Omoe-as,bcl,cacl,perc; Billy Bang-vln; June Tyson-vln,voc; Bruce Edwards-el-g; Tyler Mitchell-b; Luqman Ali-d; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Pharaoh Abdullah [Thomas Thaddeus]-perc; Elson Nascimento-perc


Sun Ra Arkestra-(unreleased soundtrack)

NYC, Variety Recording Studio 7/5/88
similar personnel as above, minus Pharaoh Abdullah [Thomas Thaddeus]-perc


Sun Ra and his Cosmo Jetset Love Adventure Arkestra-(private tape)

Birmingham, AL, The Nick 8/23/88
Sun Ra-p,synth,voc; Ahmed Abdullah-tp,voc; Michael Ray-tp,voc; Tommy Turrentine-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb,voc; Noel Scott-as,perc,voc; John Gilmore-ts,cl,timb,voc; Eloe Omoe-as,bcl,cacl,perc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs,fl,perc; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d,voc; Billy Bang-vln; June Tyson-vln,voc; Carl LeBlanc-el-g; Philip Watkins-b; John Ore-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Luqman Ali-d; Jorge Silva-repinique,perc,voc; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc,voc


Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

Atlanta, The Cotton Club 8/25/88
same personnel as above


Sun Ra and Greetings from the 21st Century-(private tape)

Lexington, KY 8/28/88
same personnel as above


Sun Ra and his Omniverse Arkestra-(private tape)

Detroit, Hart Plaza, Stroh's 1988 Montreux/Detroit Festival 9/1/88
Sun Ra-p,synth,voc; Michael Ray-tp,voc; Ahmed Abdullah-tp,voc; Tyrone Hill-tb,voc; Marshall Allen-as,fl,perc; Noel Scott-as,perc; John Gilmore-ts,cl,timb,voc; Eloe Omoe-as,bcl,cacl,perc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs,fl,perc; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d,voc; Billy Bang-vln; Bruce Edwards-el-g; Carl LeBlanc-el-g; John Ore-b; Philip Watkins-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Luqman Ali-d; Samarai Celestial-d; Kwasi Asare-African perc; Jorge Silva-repinique,perc,voc; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc,voc; Lauremil Machado-berimbau,dance,voc; Gato-Brazilian perc,dance,voc; June Tyson-voc,dance,vln


Sun Ra and his Planet Saturn Love Adventure Arkestra-(private tape)

Chicago, Grant Park 9/3/88
same personnel as above


Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

Baltimore, Blues Alley 12/18/88
Sun Ra-p,synth,voc; Tommy Turrentine-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as,fl,perc; Noel Scott-as,perc; John Gilmore-ts,cl,timb,voc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs,perc; Eloe Omoe-as,bcl,cacl,perc; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d; Billy Bang-vln; Bruce Edwards-el-g; John Ore-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; June Tyson-voc; Mr. TCIII-voc


Detail-Less More

Circulasione Totale 909089 DK cd Stavanger, Norway 5/8/89
Kent Carter-b; Frode Gjerstad-saxes; John Stevens-d; Billy Bang-vln
Bang Roll (Gjerstad) 6:48
Second Piece (Gjerstad) 11:35
Stop Start Fade (Gjerstad) 10:31
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)

Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

NYC, The Bottom Line 8/10/90
Sun Ra-p,synth,voc; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Al Evans-flh; prob. Fred Adams-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as,fl,picc,perc; Noel Scott-as,perc; John Gilmore-ts,timb; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d; Billy Bang-vln; Bruce Edwards-el-g; John Ore-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; poss. Atakatune-cga; Jorge Silva-repinique,perc; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc; June Tyson-voc,vln


The Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

Philadelphia, Chestnut Cabaret 1/3/91
John Gilmore-ts,voc; Ahmed Abdullah-tp,voc; Fred Adams-tp; Chris Capers-flh; Tyrone Hill-tb,voc; Marshall Allen-as,fl,perc; Noel Scott-as,perc; James Jacson-bsn,Infinity d,voc; Billy Bang-vln; Jothan Callins-el-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; unidentified-cga; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc; Mr. TCIII-voc


Kaeef Ali & The Creative Arts Ensemble-Let Love Begin

Creative Arts Vol. 1 USA cd NYC, Eastside Sound; NYC, Platinum Island; NYC, Sear Sound 1991-1998
Leon Thomas-voc; Linda Lee-voc; Kaeef Ali (Bob Crowley, Jr.)-p; (Black) Arthur Blythe-as; Lester Bowie-tp; Billy Bang-vln; Frank Lacy-tb,flh; Charles Davis-bs; Zane Massey-ts; Lamont Caldwell-ts; Ronnie Burrage-d; Hilliard Green-b
Time Out Of Mind (Eric Wright/Kaeef Ali) 13:11
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)


Billy Bang w/ Sun Ra-A Tribute to Stuff Smith

Soul Note 1216 I cd NYC, Sear Sound 9/20/92 9/21/92 9/22/92
Billy Bang-vln; Sun Ra-p,synth; John Ore-b; Andrew Cyrille-d
Only Time Will Tell (Stuff Smith) 5:33
Satin Doll (Duke Ellington) 8:01
Deep Purple (Peter De Rose/Mitchell Parish) 6:24
Bugle Blues (Stuff Smith) 2:52
Foggy Day in London Town (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin) 3:58
April in Paris (Vernon Duke/E. Y. Harburg) 5:18
Lover Man (James Davis/Roger Ramirez) 6:27
Yesterdays (Jerome Kern/Otto Harbach) 4:12

The Arkestra-(private video tape)

NYC, National Arts Club 11/28/92
John Gilmore-ts; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Fred Adams-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as; Noel Scott-as; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d; Chris Capers-ss; Billy Bang-vln; Owen Brown, Jr.-vln; Bruce Edwards-el-g; unidentified-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Jorge Silva-repinique,perc; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc; Damon Choice-vib; Mr. TCIII-voc


The Arkestra-(private tapes)

NYC, The Knitting Factory 12/23/92-12/26/92
John Gilmore-ts; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Al Evans-cor; Chris Capers-flh; Fred Adams-tp; Jothan Callins-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as,ob,fl,picc; Noel Scott-as; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d; Billy Bang-vln; Owen Brown, Jr.-vln; Bruce Edwards-el-g; John Ore-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Craig Haynes-d; Teddy Thomas [Thomas Thaddeus]-perc,dance; Elson Nascimento-surgo grande,perc; Art Jenkins-voc; Trudy Morse-recitation


The Arkestra-(private tape)

New Jersey 12/27/92
same personnel as above without Trudy Morse


Billy Bang/Craig Harris/Henry Threadgill-Hip Hop Be Bop

ITM 1480 D cd NYC, Quad Studios January 23-25, 1993
Billy Bang-composer; Henry Threadgill-as; Craig Harris-tb; Brett Allen-g; Wayne Providence-voc; Prince Dominique-voc; Insane Asylum-rhythms
Hip Hop Be Bop (Bang) 3:36
Riding With Ra (Bang) 3:58
Night Stick (Joey Eboli) 3:32
If You Like It, Lick It (Bang) 4:51
Breeze (Joey Eboli) 3:06
Shine (Bang) 5:10
M'am (Bang) 5:10
Breezy Dub (Joey Eboli) 3:04

The Intergalactic Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

Cambridge, MA, Middle East Restaurant 4/21/93
John Gilmore-ts,voc; Ahmed Abdullah-tp,voc; Chris Capers-tp; Fred Adams-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as,fl; James Jacson-bsn,ob,Infinity d,voc; Billy Bang-vln; Owen Brown, Jr.-vln; Bruce Edwards-el-g; John Ore-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Craig Haynes-d; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc; Teddy Thomas [Thomas Thaddeus]-perc,dance; Art Jenkins-voc,perc; unidentified-fire-eating,dance


The Sun Ra Arkestra-(private tape)

Washington, DC, First Congregational Church 5/15/93
John Gilmore-ts,voc; Ahmed Abdullah-tp,voc; Fred Adams-tp,voc; Chris Capers-flh; Tyrone Hill-tb,voc; Marshall Allen-as,fl,ob,perc; Noel Scott-as,perc,voc; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d,voc; Billy Bang-vln; Bruce Edwards-el-g; Damon Choice-vib; John Ore-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Craig Haynes-d; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc; Teddy Thomas [Thomas Thaddeus]-perc,dance; Trudy Morse-recitation


The Arkestra-(private tape)

NYC, The Bottom Line 6/5/93
John Gilmore-ts,voc; Ahmed Abdullah-tp,voc; Michael Ray-tp,voc; Fred Adams-tp; Chris Capers-flh; Tyrone Hill-tb,voc; Marshall Allen-as,fl; Kenny Williams-ts,bs; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d,voc; Bruce Edwards-el-g; Stanley Jordan-el-g; Billy Bang-vln; Owen Brown, Jr.-vln; John Ore-b; unidentified-el-b; Damon Choice-vib; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Craig Haynes-d; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc; Teddy Thomas [Thomas Thaddeus]-berimbau,dance with fire sticks; Lauremil Machado-perc,dance; Art Jenkins-voc,perc; Trudy Morse-voc; Imamu Amiri Baraka [LeRoi Jones]-recitation


The Arkestra-(private tape)

NYC, The Bottom Line 7/1/93
John Gilmore-ts,EVI,voc; Jothan Callins-tp,flh; Fred Adams-tp; Michael Ray-tp,voc; Chris Capers-flh; Ahmed Abdullah-tp,voc; Tyrone Hill-tb,voc; Marshall Allen-as,EVI,voc; Kenny Williams-ts,bs; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d,voc; Billy Bang-vln; Bruce Edwards-el-g; John Ore-b; Damon Choice-vib; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Craig Haynes-d; Samarai Celestial-d; Jorge Silva-perc; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc; unidentified-cga; Eddy Thomas [Thomas Thaddeus]-perc,dance; Gaston Neal-recitation


The Arkestra-(private tape)

Washington, DC, Warner Theatre 7/3/93
personnel same as above with Pharoah Sanders-ts added on one song


The Arkestra-(private tape)

NYC, The Knitting Factory 12/24/93 12/25/93
John Gilmore-ts; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Fred Adams-tp; Chris Capers-flh; Tyrone Hill-tb; Marshall Allen-as,fl,ob,kora,perc; Kenny Williams-ts,bs; James Jacson-bsn,fl,Infinity d; Billy Bang-vln; Owen Brown, Jr.-vln; Damon Choice-vib; Bruce Edwards-el-g; John Ore-b; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Craig Haynes-d; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc; Teddy Thomas [Thomas Thaddeus]-perc,dance; Art Jenkins-voc; Trudy Morse-recitation
(personnel on these dates is unclear, Morse present on 12/24 only)


William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra-Flowers Grow in My Room

Centering 1002 USA cd NYC February 1994-July 1994
William Parker-b; Rob Brown-as; Will Connell-as,fl; Marco Eneidi-as; Chris Jonas-ss; Richard Keene-ts; Assif Tsahar-ts; Dave Sewelson-bs; Joe Ruddick-bs; Dave Hofstra-tu; Lewis Barnes-tp; Roy Campbell-tp; Richard Rodriguez-tp; Alex Lodico-tb; Masahiko Kono-tb; Steve Swell-tb; Billy Bang-vln; Leopanar Witlarge-cel; Akira Ando-b,cel; Hal Onserud-b; Gregg Bendian-vib,d; Susie Ibarra-d; Shoji Hano-d
Huey is Left Alone (Parker) 16:42
Snowflakes in the Desert (Parker) 2:46
Huey Goes to Coney Island (Parker) 13:06
Flowers Grow in My Room (Parker) 14:46
We Cannot Put Off Being Human Another Day  (Parker) 
    Part 1 - It Is For You (thicket) 8:54
    Part 2 - Distillation of Souls 8:36
    Part 3 - It Is For You (sunrise) 3:29
Golden Smoke in the Chapel (Parker) 2:05

Ozay-Antiquated Love

Basic 50004 D cd Brooklyn, Sytems Two 6/1/94 NYC, Sorcerer Sound 3/9/95 3/10/95
Ozay-voc; David Murray-ts; Calvin Jones-b; Pheeroan ak Laff-d; Billy Bang-vln
Istanblue (traditional/Ozay) 7:05
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)

William Hooker/Billy Bang Duo-Joy (Within)!

Silkheart 147 SWD cd NYC, Knitting Factory 6/19/94 NYC, Tap Bar of the Knitting Factory 6/22/95
Billy Bang-vln,flt*; William Hooker-d,perc,voc
Sweating Brain (Hooker/Bang) 17:05
Hawk (Hooker/Bang) 2:29
Electro/Magnetic (Hooker/Bang) 5:13
Unknown Island (Hooker/Bang) 2:43
Righteous (Hooker/Bang) 7:36
Blood and Coffee (Surviving) (Hooker/Bang) 7:42
Etheric Redemption (Hooker/Bang) 10:25
Joy (Within)!* (Hooker/Bang) 9:39
Armed (Hooker/Bang) 6:32

Kip Hanrahan-A Thousand Nights and a Night (Shadow Nights -1)

American Clave 1042 USA cd July 1994-June 1996
Don Pullen-p; Billy Bang-vln; Fernando Saunders-b; Robby Ameen-d; Paoli Mejias-cga; Anthony Carrillo-cga; Richie Flores-cga; Eric Schenkman-g; ?-vocals
The Sleeper Awakened (Hanrahan) 3:39
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)

Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio-Big Cliff

Delmark 477 USA cd Chicago, Underground Fest 9/3/94
Kahil El'Zabar-African d,d,thumb p; Ari Brown-ts,p; Malachi Favors-b; Billy Bang-vln
Another Kind of Groove 10:13
Big Cliff 19:47
For the Love of My Father (Dedicated to Clifton Henry Blackburn, Sr.) 13:06
Blue Rwanda 21:16

Sun Ra's Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen-(private tape)

NYC, S.O.B.'s 8/24/95
Marshall Allen-as,fl; Ahmed Abdullah-tp,voc; Virgil Jones-tp; Al Evans-flh; Earl Davis-tp; Dick Griffin-tb; Richard Dunbar-Frh; Noel Scott-as,bs,perc,dance; Michael Williams-ts,fl; Kenny Williams-bs; Charles Davis-bs; James Jacson-bsn,Infinity d,voc; Billy Bang-vln; Damon Choice-vib; Bruce Edwards-el-g; John Ore-b; Craig Haynes-d; Earl "Buster" Smith-d; Clifford Barbaro-d; C. Scoby Stroman-d; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande,perc; Art Jenkins-voc,perc; Spencer Weston-announcement


David Murray Quintet

(private tape) Marseille 1996
David Murray-ts,bcl,voc; Bobby Bradford-tp; Billy Bang-vln; Wilber Morris-b; Andrew Cyrille-d
Homage to Charles Tyler
(unknown title)
Introduction
Kit Day
(unknown title)
Flowers for Albert


Billy Bang Quartet-Spirits Gathering

CIMP 109 USA cd Rossie, NY, The Spirit Room 2/28/96
Billy Bang-vln; Brett Allen-g; Akira Ando-b; Denis Charles-d
Tanko-Bushi (traditional) 6:41
Spirits Gathering (Bang) 8:15
Pent Up House (Sonny Rollins) 9:13
Das Ist Fur Dich (Ando) 8:54
Know Your Enemy (Bilal A. Rahman/Billy Bang) 11:07
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (Sigmund Romberg) 7:08
My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) 8:27
Blues in E (traditional) 6:19

D. D. Jackson-Paired Down, Volume I

Justin Time 99 CND cd NYC, Sound on Sound Studios 11/30/96-12/2/96
Billy Bang-vln; D. D. Jackson-p
Bang's Dream (Jackson) 6:00
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)

D. D. Jackson-Paired Down, Volume II

Justin Time 104 CND cd NYC, Sound on Sound Studios 11/30/96-12/2/96
Billy Bang-vln; D. D. Jackson-p
Pleasure and Pain (Jackson) 11:30
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)

Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet

Masterplan 42007 D cd Hagen, Woodhouse Studio 1997
Billy Bang-vln,voc; Wolfgang Schmidtke-sax,bcl; Jorg Lehnardt-g,g loops; Jan Kazda-b; Wolf Simon-d; Ono Ngcala-voc; Tunja-voc
I'm Billy Bang (Bang) 4:48
Don's Dream (Bang) 4:51
The Planet Need Protection (What's Going On) (Cleveland/Gaye/Benson/Bang) 4:21
Gotta Dance (Bang) 4:35
They Plan (Bang) 6:00
Funkin' with the Aliens (Bang) 4:47
Sakura (Bang) 6:11
Monkey Joe Coleman (Bang) 6:09
Three Faces of Eve (Bang) 4:24

Frank Messina & Spoken Motion-Biting the Tongue

Spokeface 16682 USA CD 1 NYC, Big Noise Studios ca. 1997 
Frank Messina-voc,water perc,rainstick; Joe Isgro-b; Larry McDonald-perc; Wes Jensen-d; Elliott Levin-ts,fl; Bob Susko-g; Billy Bang-vln
Woman with a Handkerchief (Frank Messina & Spoken Motion) 5:41
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)


Billy Bang-Commandment (For the Sculpture of Alain Kirili)

No More No. 5 USA cd NYC, the loft of Alain Kirili and Ariane Lopez-Huici 3/30/97
Billy Bang-vln
Intro 1:04
Pieta (Bang) 7:57
'Bama Swing (Bang) 7:14
Commandment (Bang) 7:15
Daydreams (Bang) 12:39
Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad.) 8:59
'Bama Swing Again (Bang) 7:31
They Plan to Leave (Sun Ra) 11:32
Music for the Love of It (Butch Morris) 7:09

Billy Bang-Bang On!

Justin Time 105 CND cd NYC, Sound on Sound Studios 4/21/97 4/23/97
Billy Bang-vln; D. D. Jackson-p; Akira Ando-b; Ronnie Burrage-d
Bama Swing (Bang) 6:38
Sweet Georgia Brown (Pinkard/Bernie/Casey) 5:04
Peaceful Dreams (Bang) 6:01
Spirits Entering (Bang) 9:07
They Plan (Sun Ra) 4:26
Three Faces of Eve (Bang) 4:55
Yesterdays (Kern/Harbach) 5:17
Don's Dream (Bang) 6:15
Willow Weep for Me (Ronell) 7:05
Mr. Syms (Coltrane) 6:43

Rader Schwarz Group-The Spirit Inside Us

Timbre 007 D cd On Air Recording Studio 5/7/98
Abbey Rader-d,perc; Gunter Schwarz-sax; Billy Bang-vln; Zam Johnson-elec perc,synth; Ed Schuller-b
Electro Pattern (Rader/Schwarz/Bang/Johnson/Schuller) 4:45
Soul Divining (Rader/Schwarz/Bang/Johnson/Schuller) 4:18
Just a Duo (Rader/Schwarz/Bang/Johnson/Schuller) 2:07
Ballad (Rader/Schwarz/Bang/Johnson/Schuller) 4:38
Wave Ripple (Rader/Schwarz/Bang/Johnson/Schuller) 2:20
Didgeridoo (Rader/Schwarz/Bang/Johnson/Schuller) 4:15
The Spirit Inside Us (Rader/Schwarz/Bang/Johnson/Schuller) 3:21
Welcome to the World, Leonard (Johnson) 6:13
The Middle East Experience (Rader/Schwarz/Bang/Johnson/Schuller) 6:55
Modern Blues (Rader/Schwarz/Bang/Johnson/Schuller) 5:19

Kahil El'Zabar and Billy Bang-Spirits Entering

Delmark 533 USA cd Chicago, Riverside Studio 5/24/98 5/25/98 
Billy Bang-vln; Kahil El'Zabar-d,thumb p,berimbau,perc
Spirits Entering (Bang) 9:06
2 Was Now (El'Zabar) 4:11
Sweet Irene (Bang) 6:32
Love Outside Of Dreams (El'Zabar) 7:32
The Dream Merchant (El'Zabar) 5:06
Song Of Myself (El'Zabar) 7:36
The Ituri Fantasy (El'Zabar) 4:30
Old Time Religion (El'Zabar) 8:35
Golden Sea (El'Zabar) 6:11


Sonicphonics featuring Billy Bang-Exploded Views

No Wave 10 E cd Salzburg, Jazz im Theater Festival 2/99
Jon Dobie-g,sax; Billy Bang-vln; Adrian Northover-sax,wind synth,theremin; Geoff Serle-d,prog,keys,cga; Colin McLean-dub effects
Freight Connections (Sonicphonics) 9:42
Thin Ice (Sonicphonics) 5:32
Exploded Views (Sonicphonics) 5:34
Data Change (Sonicphonics) 7:13
Mesmerize (Sonicphonics) 7:13
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)

Abbey Rader and Billy Bang-Echoes

Abray CD0055-2 USA cd Miami Beach Recording Studios 5/99
Abbey Rader-d; Billy Bang-vln
Echoes (Bang) 8:17
One for Jazz (for Dennis Charles) (Bang) 5:00
Bumblebang (Bang) 3:35
Kai's Dream (Rader) 6:26
Smoke and Mirrors (Bang) 7:37
Sweet Irene (Bang) 5:04
Promise You the Moon (Bang) 5:47
Day Dreams (Bang) 7:35
Adopted by Aliens (Bang) 4:50
Solo for Dennis (Bang) 6:26

Kahil El'Zabar Tri-Factor-The Power

CIMP 205 USA cd Rossie, NY, The Spirit Room 7/26/99 7/27/99
Kahil El'Zabar-perc,thumb p; Hamiet Bluiett-fl,bass sax,contrabass sax; Billy Bang-vln
Space of No Pain (take 2) (El'Zabar) 6:36
Katon (El'Zabar) 6:39
Silent Observations (Bang) 4:40
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (Bang) 6:19
Contrary Motion (El'Zabar) 7:44
The Power (Bluiett) 8:20
Moment's Resolution (El'Zabar) 4:47
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' (Bluiett) 7:08
Alternate Tuning (Bluiett) 2:43
Space of No Pain (take 3) (El'Zabar) 6:40
Vocal Improv (El'Zabar) 2:57

Billy Bang-Big Bang Theory

Justin Time 135 CND cd NYC, Sound on Sound Studios 8/20/99 8/21/99
Billy Bang-vln; Codaryl Moffett-d; Alexis T. Pope-p; Curtis Lundy-b
Contrary Motion (Khalil El'Zabar) 5:16
At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (Billy "Bang" Walker) 7:34
Big Bang Theory (Curtis Lundy) 9:49
Theme For Taraby (Billy "Bang" Walker) 6:03
Silent Observation (Billy "Bang" Walker) 7:21
One For Jazz (For Dennis Charles) (Billy "Bang" Walker) 4:31
Sweet Irene (Billy "Bang" Walker) 6:16
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (trad.) 2:22
Saved By The Bell (Alexis Pope) 5:41
Little Sunflower (Freddie Hubbard) 10:50

Tri-Factor-If You Believe

8th Harmonic 80004 USA cd CRC 4/24-25/00
Kahil El'Zabar-voc,hand d,d,kalimba,bailaphon; Billy Bang-vln; Hamiet Bluiett-bs,bamboo fl
If You Believe (El'Zabar) 8:13
The Sequence of Our Hearts (El'Zabar) 6:19
Dark Silhouette (Bang) 8:25
Without Blame (Bang) 5:45
Baby K (for Kaduvwa) (El'Zabar) 6:31
Wide Open (Country Style) (Bluiett) 6:37
San San (for Kasan) (El'Zabar) 7:19
It Went Somewhere Else Now (Bluiett) 5:40
Internal Offerings (El'Zabar) 9:13
Urban Bush People (El'Zabar) 8:31

Frank Lowe/Billy Bang Quartet-One for Jazz

No More 11 USA cd Brooklyn 2001
Frank Lowe-ts; Billy Bang-vln; Ed Schuller-b; Abbey Rader-d
Echoes (Bang) 8:18
Smoke & Mirrors (Bang) 6:57
Times Squared (Lowe) 8:05
Slamma Jamma (Bang) 5:40
Show Real (Lowe) 8:13
Zoom Tipsky (Lowe) 7:30
Aliens (Bang) 6:47
I Promise You the Moon (Bang) 5:58
Know Your Enemy (Bilal Abdur Rahman) 8:25
One For Jazz (Bang) 4:11


Billy Bang-Vietnam:  The Aftermath

Justin Time 165 CND cd NYC, Sorcerer Sound 4/13/01 4/14/01
Billy Bang-vln; Ted Daniel-tp (tk. 1,3,4,5,8); Frank Lowe-ts (tk. 4,5,8); Sonny Fortune-fl (tk. 7,8); John Hicks-p; Curtis Lundy-b; Ron Brown-perc (tk. 4,6,8); Michael Carvin-d; Butch Morris-cond (tk. 4)
Yo!  Ho Chi Minh is in the House (Bang) 10:46
Moments for the KIAMIA (Bang) 6:47
Tunnel Rat (Flashlight and a 45) (Bang) 9:51
TET Offensive (Bang) 7:06
Bien Hoa Blues (Bang) 10:24
Mystery of the Mekong (Bang) 7:20
Fire in the Hole (Bang) 9:07
Saigon Phunk (Bang) 12:29


Billy Bang/Phil Niblock-Roulette TV Vol. 5

(no label) USA dvd-r 2002 
Billy Bang; Phil Niblock; Phoebe Legere-host

William Parker Violin Trio-Scrapbook

Thirsty Ear 57133 USA cd NYC, Strobe-Light Studio, May 2002
William Parker-b; Hamid Drake-d; Billy Bang-vln
Scrapbook (Parker) 8:02
Sunday Morning Church (Parker) 11:31
Singing Spirits (Parker) 5:00
Dust on a White Shirt (Parker) 5:06
Urban (Parker) 7:24
Holiday for Flower (Parker) 3:23

Various Artists-Vision Fest: Vision Live

Thirsty Ear 57131 USA cd+dvd NYC, The Center at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral 5/23/02-6/2/02
Billy Bang Trio:  Billy Bang-vln; Jin Hi Kim-komungo; Hamiet Bluiett-bs
Bangart 100 (Bang) 8:06
(Track appears on both cd and dvd.  Bang does not appear on other tracks)

FAB-Transforming the Space

CIMP 284 USA cd Rossie, NY, The Spirit Room 2/17-18/03
Joe Fonda-b; Barry Altschul-d; Billy Bang-vln
Be Out S'cool (Altschul) 7:52
The Softness of Light (Bang) 13:15
For Papa Jo, Klook & Philly Too (Altschul) 10:13
Tales from Da Bronx (Bang) 9:09
Song for My Mother (Fonda) 16:38
Coligno Battatta (Fonda/Altschul/Bang) 6:29

Various Artists-Vision Volume 3

Art For Arts 101 USA cd+dvd NYC, St. Patrick's Youth Center 5/21-26/03
William Parker's Jeanne Lee Project:  Thomas Buckner-voc; Ellen Christi-voc; Jay Clayton-voc; Lisa Sokolov-voc; Rob Brown-as; Henry Warner-as; Lewis Barnes-tp; Richard Keane-ts; Joe Daley-tu; Cooper-Moore-p; Billy Bang-vln; Henry Grimes-b; Nick Rosen-b; William Parker-perc; Omar Payano-perc; Isaiah Parker-perc; Newman Taylor-Baker-d
Bowl of Stone Around the Sun (Parker) 8:56 (cd)
Song for Jeanne Lee (Parker) 11:31 (dvd)

Jin Hi Kim-komungo; Billy Bang-vln; William Parker-b
Once Again (Jin Hi Kim) 7:06 (dvd)
(Bang does not appear on other tracks)

Ahmed Abdullah's Ebonic Tones-Tara's Song  

Tum 009 FIN cd NYC, LoHo Studios 5/10/04 
Ahmed Abdullah-tp,voc; Alex Harding-bs; Billy Bang-vln; Alex Blake-b; Andrei Strobert-d
Sans Souci (Gigi Gryce) 7:39
Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman) 12:52
Tara' Song (Ahmed Abdullah) 9:16
Nothing but Love (Frank Lowe) 6:37
Tapestry (Sun Ra) 8:11
Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk) 7:12
Fate in a Pleasant Mood (Sun Ra) 4:40
The Cave (Ahmed Abdullah) 14:16
Iko Iko (trad.) 3:21

Billy Bang-Vietnam: Reflections  

Justin Time 212 CND cd NYC, NOLA Recording Studios 5/18-19/04
Billy Bang-vln; James Spaulding-as,fl; Henry Threadgill-fl; Ted Daniel-tp; Butch Morris-cond; John Hicks-p; Curtis Lundy-b; Michael Carvin-d; Ron Brown-perc; Co Boi Nguyen-voc; Nhan Thanh Ngo-dan tranh
Reflections (Bang) 11:44
Ru Con (trad.) 3:19
Lock & Load (Bang) 12:34
Ly Ngua O (trad.) 2:16
Doi Moi (Bang) 9:17
Reconciliation 1 (Bang) 8:19
Waltz of the Water Puppets (Bang) 6:43
Trong Com (trad.) 2:27
Reconciliation 2 (Bang) 12:51

Sirone Bang Ensemble-Configuration 

Silkheart 155 S cd NYC, CBGB's Gallery 11/9/04
Billy Bang-vln; Charles Gayle-as,ts; Sirone-b; Tyshawn Sorey-d
Jupiter's Future (Bang) 15:51
Freedom Flexibility (Bang) 6:06
We Are Not Alone, But We Are Few (Sirone) 14:05
I Remember Albert (Sirone) 13:56
Notre Dame de la Garde (Bang) 7:28
Configuration (Sirone) 8:34

Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio-Live at the River East Art Center 

Delmark 566 USA cd Chicago, River East Art Center 12/18/04
Kahil El'Zabar-kalimba,d,perc; Ari Brown-ts; Yosef Ben Israel-b; Billy Bang-el-vln
Big M (El'Zabar) 18:42
Return of the Lost Tribe (El'Zabar) 12:50
Where Do You Want To Go? (Brown) 12:22
Oof (El'Zabar) 16:00
(Bang does not appear on other track)

David Taylor-Steve Swell Quintet-Not Just...

CIMP 321 USA cd Rossie, NY, The Spirit Room 1/5-6/05
David Taylor-btb; Steve Swell-tb; Billy Bang-vln; Tomas Ulrich-cel; Ken Filiano-b
ETA-Now (Swell) 9:20
SOFAR channel (Swell/Taylor/Bang/Ulrich/Filiano) 3:41
3 Moon Skies Are Not Rare/Interplanetary Stroll Time (Swell) 12:24
NOT JUST (Swell/Taylor/Bang/Ulrich/Filiano) 4:04
Down Home (Bang) 7:17
Vamps Dance (Taylor) 10:17
Lament (Taylor) 11:59
Hoppy Daze is Here Again (Taylor) 3:06
(Bang does not appear on other track)

Upcoming releases

Conjure (w/ Kip Hanrahan & David Murray)

Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio featuring Billy Bang - Big M, A Tribute to Malachi Favors (Delmark)