Hooray for Bix!

Hooray for Bix!

by Marty Grosz
     
 

Marty Grosz emerged in the 1970s (first with Soprano Summit and then with a variety of freewheeling groups) as a chordal acoustic guitarist in the tradition of Dick McDonough and Carl Kress, a Fats Waller-inspired vocalist and (at least in concert)See more details below

Overview

Marty Grosz emerged in the 1970s (first with Soprano Summit and then with a variety of freewheeling groups) as a chordal acoustic guitarist in the tradition of Dick McDonough and Carl Kress, a Fats Waller-inspired vocalist and (at least in concert) a very funny personality. However, he actually began back in the 1950s, sounding quite mature on this early effort from 1957. This tribute to Bix Beiderbecke (reissued on CD) has a dozen songs, recorded in the 1920s by the legendary cornetist, performed by Grosz (who takes a few vocals) with his Honoris Causa Jazz Band. The octet
onet consists of four horn players (including cornetist Carl Halen and the Pee Wee Russell-influenced clarinetist and baritone saxophonist Frank Chace), a rhythm section with pianist Tut Soper, and Turk Santos sometimes on second cornet or guitar. The Dixielandish interpretations include such numbers as "Changes," "Sorry," "Clementine," and "For No Reason at All in 'C.'" Recommended. But why did it take Marty Grosz so long to catch on?

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/2000
Label:
Good Time Jazz
UPC:
0025218106528
catalogNumber:
10065

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marty Grosz   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Carl Halen   Cornet,Track Performer
Frank Chace   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Turk Santos   Guitar,Cornet
Harry Budd   Trombone
Bob Skiver   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Tut Soper   Piano
Chuck Neilson   Bass
Pepper Boggs   Drums

Technical Credits

Walter Donaldson   Composer
Kirk Felton   Remastering
Otto Harbach   Composer
Dave Jones   Producer,Engineer
Benny Meroff   Composer
Paul Bacon   Cover Design
Sam Coslow   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Hal Dyson   Composer
Jessie Deppen   Composer
Thekla Hollingsworth   Composer
Louis A. Hirsch   Composer

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