Futuristic Rhythm. Somebody Stole My Gal. Leo Wood. Release Date March 19, Genre Jazz. Recording Date May 6, - March 8, Davenport Blues Bix Beiderbecke. In a Mist Bix Beiderbecke. Spotify Amazon. Name required. Loading Comments Post was not sent - check your email addresses!
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Bix Beiderbecke was one of the greatest jazz musicians of the s. His colorful life, quick rise and fall, and eventual status as a martyr made him a legend even before he died. Possessor of a beautiful, distinctive tone and a strikingly original improvising style, Beiderbecke's only competitor among cornetists in the '20s was Louis Armstrong but, because of their different sounds and styles, you can't really compare them.
Beiderbecke was a bit of a child prodigy, picking out tunes on the piano when he was three. While he had conventional training on the piano, he taught himself the cornet. Influenced by the original Dixieland Jazz Band, Beiderbecke craved the freedom of jazz but his straitlaced parents felt he was being frivolous.
He was sent to Lake Forest Military Academy in but, by coincidence, it was located fairly close to Chicago, the center of jazz at the time. Beiderbecke was eventually expelled because he missed so many classes. After a brief period at home he became a full-time musician. InBeiderbecke became the star cornetist of the Wolverines and a year later this spirited group made some classic recordings. In lateBeiderbecke left the Wolverines to join Jean Goldkette's orchestra but his Riverboat Shuffle - Bix Beiderbecke And The Wolverines - Jazz Archives No.8 (CD) to read music resulted in him losing the job.
Inhe spent time in Chicago and worked on his reading abilities. Instead, the pregnancy was terminated. Some proto-groupies accompanied the band on their hair-raising four-day cross-country Riverboat Shuffle - Bix Beiderbecke And The Wolverines - Jazz Archives No.8 (CD) to New York to fill out engagements that took Manhattan by storm. The essence of Jazz has Riverboat Shuffle - Bix Beiderbecke And The Wolverines - Jazz Archives No.8 (CD) been in small-group line-ups, where soloists have space to both complement and compete.
It was frantic. With no Social Media or TV, with both radio and the record industry in their infancy, the viral contagion of Jazz spread geographically, north up the river to Chicago, hopping east and west on the railroads and freeways to New York and Los Angeles, spawning new Jazz-centres with their own regional flavour.
For a real musician, race or social status means nothing. If you can cut it, you get respect. Bix could play in a uniquely idiosyncratic way that demanded attention. A musician later commented that he could play anything that he could think. They were travelling two parallel but intersecting evolutions, happening simultaneously. He was well-distanced from the Blues. His love of Jazz, and his contribution Riverboat Shuffle - Bix Beiderbecke And The Wolverines - Jazz Archives No.8 (CD) both black and white streams of the music cannot be understated.
Yet he was a white middle-class kid who showed little interest in tracing Jazz back to its black roots. Yet even at this stage in his career — playing at his hardest, roughest and most Riverboat Shuffle - Bix Beiderbecke And The Wolverines - Jazz Archives No.8 (CD), there was an oddly Scott Fitzgerald charisma about Bix. Then Bix got an offer, and started the second phase of his career. They would continue without him. The Goldkette band relied heavily on scores that left precise spaces for its soloists — Riverboat Shuffle - Bix Beiderbecke And The Wolverines - Jazz Archives No.8 (CD) Tommy Dorsey and Joe Venuti, to play hot unscripted.
Improvisation was where he came into his own, but Bix was technically unprepared for ensemble discipline. So he was laid off for a year to brush up on his reading chores.
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