Why BIX Matters

The legendary cornet player Bix Beiderbecke is often considered to be the first great white jazz musician. But what is his legacy beyond that? And why should he matter to us today, nearly ninety years after his death? In this episode we examine the lasting contributions of this unique jazz musician.

Playlist

“Jazz Me Blues” Bix Beiderbecke
“Riverboat Shuffle” Bix Beiderbecke
“Wringin & Twistin'” Dick Hyman
“Singin’ the Blues” Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer
“Singin’ the Blues” Dick Hyman
“Potato Head Blues” Louis Armstrong
“I’m Coming Virginia” Bix Beiderbecke
“I’m Coming Virginia” Dick Hyman
“Davenport Blues” Dick Hyman 
“Davenport Blues” Bix Beiderbecke
“Davenport Blues” Gil Evans with Johnny Coles
“Dear Bix” Dave Frishberg
“Sweet Sue” Bix Beiderbecke with Paul Whiteman
“Reflets dans l’eau” Francois-Joel Thiollier
“In a Mist” Bix Beiderbecke
“In a Mist” Freddie Hubbard with Don Sebesky
“Stardust” Clark Terry
“In the Dark” Joe Wilder with Thomas Talbert 

 

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Published May 15th, 2020 by Bob Hecht

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