Rainbow Gladiator

Rainbow Gladiator is an album by the American jazz violinist Billy Bang recorded in 1981 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.[1]

Rainbow Gladiator
Rainbow Gladiator.jpg
Studio album by
Billy Bang Quintet
Released1981
RecordedJune 10 & 11, 1981
GenreJazz
Length37:11
LabelSoul Note
Billy Bang chronology
Sweet Space
(1979)
Rainbow Gladiator
(1981)
Invitation
(1982)

ReceptionEdit

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars calling it "a good introduction to his music for those who have an open mind toward adventurous jazz".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Billy Bang
  1. "Rainbow Gladiator" - 14:19
  2. "Ebony Minstrel Man" - 4:16
  3. "New York After Dark" - 7:20
  4. "Broken Strings" - 2:44
  5. "Yaa - Woman Born on Thursday" - 5:09
  6. "Bang's Bounce" - 3:23
  • Recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on June 10 & 11, 1981

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Soul Note discography accessed July 11, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 11, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 18. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.