Bix Restored, Vol. 5

Bix Restored, Vol. 5

by Bix Beiderbecke
     
 
Volume five of Bix Restored was originally supposed to be a CD version of the grand idea that concludes Sunbeam's original Sincerely, Bix Beiderbecke LP set -- demonstrating the influence that Beiderbecke had upon his colleagues and successors. Yet with the inclusion of three recently found Bix outtakes -- the first such

Overview

Volume five of Bix Restored was originally supposed to be a CD version of the grand idea that concludes Sunbeam's original Sincerely, Bix Beiderbecke LP set -- demonstrating the influence that Beiderbecke had upon his colleagues and successors. Yet with the inclusion of three recently found Bix outtakes -- the first such discovery in 30 years or so -- this album became a must-have for Bix fanatics. Not-so-dedicated outsiders may wonder what all the shouting is about. Only one of the selections ("Futuristic Rhythm") contains a full-blown new Beiderbecke solo, whereas "Ol' Man River" with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra has only a brief, two-bar appearance by Bix that is almost identical with the original, and "Raisin' the Roof" contains only two Bix statements of the bridge of the tune. In his fascinating liner notes, Bix scholar Richard Sudhalter readily acknowledges some disappointment. Still, "Futuristic Rhythm" may well be worth the price of admission, for Bix's solo is different and equally as inventive as that of the released take, with a neat new smear to open the last eight bars. And it's a great record, too, with a jumping, genuinely prophetic rhythm. After the Bix addenda comes a parade of soloists and bands from the late '20s and 1930s, whether trumpeters like Red Nichols, Jimmy McPartland, and Andy Secrest, who openly evoke Bix's tone and phrasing, non-trumpeters (Benny Goodman on alto sax, a scatting Bing Crosby) who incorporated the Bix influence in their sound at one time, or performers like Rex Stewart and Red Norvo who put their own spins on Bix's repertoire. There are few masterpieces on the tour (Duke Ellington's swingin' "Kissin' My Baby Good-Night" is one), some simpering period vocals to wade through, and one sexy anachronism, a 1934 vocalese version of "Singin' the Blues" by Marion Harris that would have been at home in the 1950s! Sunbeam's aim is to carefully remaster and issue every note Beiderbecke ever played in front of a microphone or recording horn -- and pending discovery of any hitherto-unknown rejected outtakes in some cobwebbed closet, they have done it, with valuable historical perspective in the deal.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
Label:
Origin Jazz
UPC:
0784554001323
catalogNumber:
13
Rank:
223562

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bix Beiderbecke   Primary Artist,Cornet,Improvisation
Bing Crosby   Vocals
Hoagy Carmichael   Piano,Cello,Vocals
Steve Brown   String Bass
Henry Busse   Trumpet
Eddie Condon   Guitar
Jim Devlin   Drums
Benny Goodman   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Bobby Hackett   Clarinet
Johnny Hodges   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Hal Kemp   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
John Kirby   Bowed Bass
Gene Krupa   Drums
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Red Norvo   Marimbas
Ben Pollack   Drums
Buddy Rich   Drums
Muggsy Spanier   Clarinet
Rex Stewart   Clarinet,Trumpet
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Joe Venuti   Violin
Paul Whiteman   Leader
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Red Nichols   Trumpet
Brad Gowans   Valve Trombone
Spike Hughes   String Bass
Pee Wee Hunt   Trombone
Carl Kress   Banjo,Guitar
Jimmy McPartland   Clarinet,Trumpet
Irving Mills   Violin,Vocals
Miff Mole   Trombone
Ray Noble   Cello
Todd Rhodes   Piano,Cello
Adrian Rollini   Xylophone,Vibes
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Frankie Trumbauer   Alto Saxophone,C-Melody Saxophone,Improvisation
Dick Morgan   Banjo,Guitar
Don Redman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Earl Baker   Trumpet
Skinnay Ennis   Drums
Coleman Hawkins   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ed "Snoozer" Quinn   Guitar
Ivie Anderson   Vocals
Sonny Greer   Drums
Artie Bernstein   String Bass
Vic Berton   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bowman   Piano
Vic Breidis   Piano
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Bobby Bruce   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ernie Caceres   Baritone Saxophone
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Don Carter   Drums
Pete Clark   Alto Saxophone
Langston Curl   Trumpet
Kurt Dieterle   Violin
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Duke Ellington   Piano
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Harry Goodman   Bowed Bass
Fred Guy   Guitar
Lennie Hayton   Piano
Clarence Holiday   Guitar
Sid Jacobs   String Bass
Claude Jones   Trombone
Stan King   Drums
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Fud Livingston   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums,Vibes
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Lou Raderman   Violin
Bill Rank   Trombone
Gil Rodin   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Myron Schultz   Violin,Leader
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Russell Smith   Trumpet
Herb Taylor   Trombone
Juan Tizol   Valve Trombone
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Bowed Bass
Arthur Whetsol   Trumpet
Dave Wilborn   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Cliff Williams   Drums
Ralph Escudero   Bowed Bass
Max Farley   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Harris   Trumpet
Dick Kent   Alto Saxophone
Dick McDonough   Banjo,Guitar
Joe Tarto   Bowed Bass
Mickey Bloom   Trumpet
Fuzzy Farrar   Trumpet
Cuba Austin   Drums,Vibes
Jack Fulton   Trombone
Bill Harty   Drums
Joe Hooven   Trumpet
Min Leibrook   Bass Saxophone
Matty Malneck   Violin
Art Miller   String Bass
John Nesbitt   Trumpet
Mike Pingatore   Banjo
Stew Pletcher   Trumpet
Prince Robinson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Andy Secrest   Clarinet
Charles Strickfaden   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Frank Victor   Guitar
Jimmi Cannon   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Irving Kaufman   Vocals
Bob Nolan   Vocals
John Scott Trotter   Piano
Billy Taylor   String Bass
Boyce Cullen   Trombone
Chester Hazlett   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Hal McDonald   Cymbals,Drums,Bells
Nat Natoli   Trumpet
Larry Tice   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Wilbur Hall   Trombone
Walter Johnson   Drums
Charlie Margulis   Cornet
Laurie Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Mike Trafficante   Bowed Bass
Leo McConville   Trumpet
Bobby Stark   Trumpet
Irving Friedman   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Mario Perry   Violin
Bill Trone   Trombone
Jules Cassard   String Bass
Max Connett   Trumpet
Saxie Dowell   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jules Fasthoff   Trombone
Dudley Fosdick   Mellophonium
Art Gronwall   Piano
Bob Mayhew   Trumpet
Gus Mayhew   Trombone
Bill Paley   Drums
Tunetwisters   Vocals
Misha Russel   Violin
Jack Thompson   Trumpet
Harry Perrella   Piano
Ben Williams   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Andy Aiona   Alto Saxophone
Carsella   Piano-Accordion
Milt Rettenberg   Piano
Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Carl Webster   Bowed Bass,String Bass
Benny Morton's All Stars   Trombone
Jack Russell   Piano
Jack Plant   Vocals
George W. Thomas   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Harry Bason   Piano
Maurice Bennett   Tenor Saxophone
Reggie Byleth   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jock Fleming   Trombone
Harold George   Bowed Bass
Red Ginsler   Trombone
Harry Hines   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bob Hutsell   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mel Miller   Drums
Norman Payne   Trumpet
Oscar Rossberg   Trombone
Lorin Schulz   Trombone
Emil Seidel   Piano
Byron Smart   Trumpet
Harold Stokes   Piano-Accordion
Gene Woods   Alto Saxophone
George Troup   Trombone
Bernie Billings   Tenor Saxophone
Glenn McGaha Miller   Trombone
Lawrence D. Brown   Trombone
Olly Humphries   Banjo
Joe Gillespie   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dee Orr   Drums
George Marsh   Drums
Bromo Sulser   Violin
K.A. Theck   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Harold McLean   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
John Bouman   Violin
Sidney Fine   Piano
Van Flemming   Banjo,Vocals
Harold Fletcher   Trumpet
Maurice Morse   Alto Saxophone
Joe Moxley   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Louis Rapp   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gene Roselli   Trumpet
Seelye Vidal   Trumpet
Lloyd Wallen   Trumpet
Neil Waterman   Guitar
Harry "Buzz" Wernert   Guitar
Harry Clark   String Bass
Paul Lyman   Violin
Lyle Smith   Tenor Saxophone
Voltaire de Faut   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Rudolf Friml   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Hal Kemp   Director
Brad Gowans   Arranger
Irving Mills   Director
Ray Noble   Arranger,Director
Frankie Trumbauer   Arranger
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Don Redman   Arranger,Director
Jerome Kern   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Bix Beiderbecke   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Duke Ellington   Director
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Fletcher Henderson   Arranger,Director
Cliff Friend   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Will J. Harris   Composer
Mike Kieffer   Producer,Liner Notes,Discographical Information
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Matty Malneck   Arranger
Marion Harris   Composer
Ray Miller   Director
Arthur Sizemore   Composer
Brian Rust   Discographical Information
Art Gronwall   Arranger
Elliott Jacoby   Arranger
J. Russel Robinson   Composer
Cary Ginell   Producer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Grant Clarke   Composer
Dave Dreyer   Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Lou Handman   Composer
James F. Hanley   Composer
George A. Little   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Mabel Wayne   Composer
Pete Wendling   Composer
Dan Levinson   Pitch Adjustment
Carl Webster   Director
Emil Seidel   Director
Harold Stokes   Arranger
Glenn McGaha Miller   Arranger

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