Στο πυκνοκατοικημένο Μαρτιάτικο κλαμπ και ο σπουδαίος Bix Beiderbecke [Leon Bismark Beiderbecke, 1903-1931], κορνετίστας, πιανίστας, συνθέτης και εμβληματική φυσιογνωμία της πρώτης περιόδου της jazz. Το παίξιμο του, στους λυρικούς αντίποδες της πιο άμεσης προσέγγισης του Louis Armstrong, προαναγγέλει για κάποιους, δεκαετίες πριν, τον ήχο του Miles Davis. Ο Bix, πρόσφερε συν τοις άλλοις στην jazz τον πρώτο σε μια μακρά παράδοση “μαρτύρων” : οι καταχρήσεις και η ζωή στο δρόμο τον οδήγησαν στον θάνατο σε ηλικία μόλις 28 χρόνων…Το δεύτερο από τα κομμάτια που ακούμε είναι δική του σύνθεση, με τον ίδιο στο πιάνο.

The great cornetist, pianist, composer and iconic early jazz figure, Bix Beiderbecke [Leon Bismark Beiderbecke, 1903-1931], is also a member of the densely populated March born club. His playing, οn the lyrical opposite of Louis Armstrong’s rower approach, anticipates, as some say, the sound of Miles Davis. Among other things, Bix gave jazz the first in a long legacy of “martyrs” : alcohol abuse and the life on the road led him to death at the age of 28…The second song from the ones we’re hearing is a composition of his own, with him on the piano.

00:00 Goose Pimples 03:20 In A Mist (Bixology) 06:08 Ol’ Man River

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  1. Timothy Price March 13, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    He made his mark in his short career. He experienced a dramatic death.

    1. Oannes March 13, 2023 at 6:13 pm

      He is one of the persons I strangely feel very connected with, although he lived so many years ago.

  2. Ashley March 13, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    I’m hearing some Art Tatum in the piano piece! Love it!

    1. Oannes March 13, 2023 at 9:21 pm

      Coincidentally this one was recorded the very same year Tatum made his professional debut! Definitely an impressionistic touch on both cases.

  3. Liz Gauffreau March 15, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    Wow! He transformed “Old Man River” into an entirely new song!! I loved hearing his version.

    1. Oannes March 15, 2023 at 6:21 pm

      Agreed! Apart from a few classical composers, Bix is the only “ancient” person I feel so much connected with. I’d act like a regular rock fan if I watched him live.

      1. Liz Gauffreau March 15, 2023 at 7:15 pm

        A shame that he died so young.

        1. Oannes March 15, 2023 at 9:55 pm

          Indeed it was.

  4. Resa March 17, 2023 at 11:21 pm

    I adore this genre of jazz! Great music here! Only 28… what a shame. Thank you for this music!

    1. Oannes March 18, 2023 at 11:21 pm

      I’m a big fan of ’20s jazz myself! On the best eras of this music.

      1. Resa March 18, 2023 at 11:47 pm



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