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Bix : A tribute to Bix Beiderbecke

Bix Beiderbecke (performer), Echoes of Swing (performer)
Title
Bix : A tribute to Bix Beiderbecke
Performer
Bix Beiderbecke 1903-1931 (kornet) Echoes of Swing
Publisher
ACT, 2016
2 cd's
Playing time
01:31:15
EAN
0614427982629
CDR
JCX2290
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

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About Bix Beiderbecke

Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was an American jazz cornetist, pianist, and composer.

Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s, a cornet player noted for an inventive lyrical approach and purity of tone, with such clarity of sound that one contemporary famously described it like "shooting bullets at a bell". His solos on seminal recordings such as "Singin' the Blues" and "I'm Coming, Virginia" (both 1927) demonstrate a gift for extended improvisation that heralded the jazz ballad style, in which jazz solos are an integral part of the composition. Moreover, his use of extended chords and an ability to improvise freely along harmonic as well as melodic lines are echoed in post-WWII developments in jazz. "In a Mist" (1927) is the best known of Beiderbecke's published piano compositions, and the only one that he recorded. His piano style reflects both jazz and class…Read more on Wikipedia