Bix Beiderbecke

The Bix Beiderbecke Legend (JAZZ)

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The Bix Beiderbecke Legend

Bix Beiderbecke

Poll Winners Records

8436559466103

PWR 155644

JAZZ

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The great Bix Beiderbecke is arguably the only cornet player whose brilliance could be compared in any way to the genius of Louis Armstrong in the 1920s, despite the obvious differences in their styles. Louis’ powerful tone and explorations in the upper register contrasted with Bix’s cool sound and his improvisations in the middle register. However, while Armstrong would enjoy musical longevity and widespread success, Bix’s career was extremely brief, as he died in 1931 at the tender age of 28.

Presented here is the complete LP the Bix Beiderbecke Legend (RCA Victor LPM-2323), which appeared in 1961 and was prepared by producer George Avakian and writer Charles Edward Smith. It compiles a series of obscure items from Bix’s discography. Eleven bonus tracks have been added to the 14 included on the original LP, consisting of further alternate takes from the selected titles, a wonderful trio performance, and piano solos of four amazing Beiderbecke compositions, one of them performed by Bix himself, and the other three by Jess Stacy.

PERSONNEL:

BIX BEIDERBECKE, cornet (on all tracks except 22-25)
Guest Artist:
THE JEAN GOLDKETTE ORCHESTA, THE PAUL WHITEMAN ORCHESTA and groups led by HOAGY CARMICHAEL & BIX BEIDERBECKE
BENNY GOODMAN, clarinet
FRANKIE TRUMBAUER, C-melody saxophone
TOMMY DORSEY, trombrone
JIMMY DORSEY, clarinet, alto sax,
JOE VENUTI, violin
EDDIE LANG, guitar
BING CROSBY, vocals

Recorded on New York, 1924-1930.

Track 22 is a 1927 unaccompanied piano performance by Bix Beiderbecke.
Tracks 23-25 are Bix Beiderbecke compositions recorded on unaccompanied piano by Jess Stacy. Chicago, November 16, 1935.

TRACK LISTING:

01. Clementine
02. I Didn’t Know
03. Sunday Take 2
04. Changes Take 2
05. Changes Take 3
06. Lonely Melody Take 3
07. Lonely Melody Take 1
08. From Monday On Take 3
09. There Ain’t No Sweet Man Take 3
10. San Take 7
11. Dardanella
12. You Took Advantage Of Me
13. Barnacle Bill The Sailor
14. I’ll Be A Friend With Pleasure Take 2
15. Sunday Take 3
16. From Monday On Take 4
17. From Monday On Take 6
18. There Ain’t No Sweet Man Take 2
19. San Take 6
20. I’ll Be A Friend With Pleasure Take 3
21. Wringin’ An’ Twistin’
22. In A Mist
23. Flashes
24. In The Dark
25. Candlelights