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Oct 31, 2018 - 1:23:51 AM
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49 posts since 3/19/2018

A blast from the past


youtube.com/watch?v=czwZfPvO1ng

Oct 31, 2018 - 2:30:55 AM

342 posts since 6/4/2015

Ah, Bix! Dead and gone for almost a century now, give or take a few years - but his marvellous cornet is still going strong!

Veerstryngh Thynner

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:11:35 AM

3753 posts since 11/13/2005

Love it

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:03:07 AM

kjcole

USA

1125 posts since 4/21/2003

And there's the 10K 'the Bix' road race in Davenport, Iowa during the hottest part of summer. They should set up speakers along the race route to pipe in his music - might make the running easier!

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:39:42 AM

64 posts since 10/8/2018

Big Bix fan here... even used to play in a band devoted to his memory, the Rainbow Gardens Orchestra in Toronto.

Can you imagine Bix running that Davenport marathon?

He'd have a cigarette in one hand and a martini in the other...

"Hey, fellas! Wait for me!"

Nov 3, 2018 - 8:28:18 AM

342 posts since 6/4/2015

Speaking of Davenport.

My favourite rendition of Davenport Blues is Alex Welsh's and Fred Hunt's beautiful duet (On 'An Evening With Alex Welsh and Friends'). just trumpet and piano. And still as fresh and sparkling as when first recorded, decades ago.

I'd really like to record that with a young jazz trumpeter I know, some day. Trumpet or flugelhorn and electric tenor guitar. But it'll be deep into 2019 before I'll have some functional recording equipment again.

Veerstryngh Thynner

Nov 3, 2018 - 9:42:55 AM

1720 posts since 9/12/2016

I have CD of Bix and Benny Goodman music that is as good as it gets

Nov 3, 2018 - 9:49:09 AM

198 posts since 2/16/2014

Veer, I’d like to hear that.
Mike

Nov 3, 2018 - 10:11:35 AM

377 posts since 9/6/2014

And here you go. My word, that is beautiful! Thanks for the tip, Veerstryngh.

youtube.com/watch?v=bpIZde7lVoY

I hope the link is live.

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