Bill Dixon in Italy Volume Two

Bill Dixon in Italy Volume Two is an album by American jazz trumpeter Bill Dixon recorded in Milan in 1980 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.[1] The album resulted after producer Giovanni Bonandrini was so impressed by Dixon's sextet he requested them to record two albums instead of the single one that was planned.[2]

Bill Dixon in Italy Volume Two
Studio album by
RecordedJune 11-13, 1980
StudioBarigozzi Studios, Milano
LabelSoul Note
SN 1011
ProducerGiovanni Bonandrini
Bill Dixon chronology
Bill Dixon in Italy Volume One
Bill Dixon in Italy Volume Two
November 1981


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[4]

In his review for AllMusic, Ron Wynn states "A rare date from a distinctive trumpeter whose approach, clarity of tone, and directness set him apart in the '60s."[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Bill Dixon
  1. "Sketch/Firenze" - 14:54
  2. "Summer Song Two: Evening" - 7:30
  3. "Summer Song Three: Aurorea/Daybreak" - 3:20
  4. "Dusk" - 2:36
  5. "Dance Piece: Places/For Jack and Barbara/Autumn Sequences from a Paris Diary" - 12:50



  1. Stubenrauch, R., Bill Dixon discography accessed November 16, 2014
  2. Young, B., Dixonia: A Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, Greenwood, 1998, p 246
  3. Wynn, Ron. Bill Dixon - In Italy, Vol. 2: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  4. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 62. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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