Bix Restored, Vol. 1

Bix Restored, Vol. 1

by Bix Beiderbecke


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Bix Restored, Vol. 1

It has long been said that every note that exists of the legendary short-lived cornetist Bix Beiderbecke is well-worth owning and savoring. Happily, the Sunbeam label (on its BX subsidiary) has been reissuing every selection that Beiderbecke appeared on, in a series of four three-CD sets. Where this reissue series differs from previous ones is that even the numbers where Bix cannot be heard (but it is known that he is playing in the ensembles) are included. The first three-fer (which covers 1924 to September 1927) has all of Beiderbecke's recordings with the Wolverines, the Sioux City Six, his Rhythm Jugglers, and Jean Goldkette's Orchestra. In addition, Bix is heard on his first (and most significant) sessions with Frankie Trumbauer's combos and performing his piano solo "In a Mist." The set is rounded off by Jess Stacy's early piano versions of Beiderbecke's other impressionistic pieces ("Flashes," "In the Dark," and "Candlelights") from 1935 and 1939, since Bix never did record them himself. While the Goldkette selections are generally commercial (other than "Clementine"), there are many classics with the other bands on this perfectly conceived set, including "Jazz Me Blues," "Riverboat Shuffle," "Royal Garden Blues," "Big Boy," "Davenport Blues," "Clarinet Marmalade," "I'm Coming Virginia," "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," and Bix' most famous solo, "Singin' the Blues." This set (and the other editions in the series) is essential for all serious collectors of 1920s jazz.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/01/1995
Label: Origin Jazz
UPC: 0784554012329
catalogNumber: 1
Rank: 78023

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bix Beiderbecke   Primary Artist,Piano,Cornet,Track Performer
Steve Brown   Bass
Joe Venuti   Violin
Jean Goldkette   Track Performer
Miff Mole   Trombone
Adrian Rollini   Bass Saxophone
Frankie Trumbauer   C-Melody Saxophone
George Williams   Reeds
Vic Berton   Drums
Rube Bloom   Piano
Georg Brunis   Trombone,Kazoo
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Tom Gargano   Drums
George "Happy" Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Mertz   Piano
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums
Danny Polo   Clarinet
Howdy Quicksell   Banjo
Bill Rank   Trombone
Jess Stacy   Piano
Spiegle Willcox   Trombone
Fuzzy Farrar   Trumpet
Itzy Riskin   Piano
Doc Ryker   Alto Saxophone
Bob Gillette   Banjo,Guitar
Min Leibrook   Tuba
Lloyd Turner   Trombone
Vic Moore   Drums
Dick Voynow   Piano
Ray Lodwig   Trumpet
Jimmy Hartwell   Clarinet
Frank Bessinger   Vocals
Lynch   Vocals
Billy Murray   Vocals

Technical Credits

Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Will Marion Cook   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Donald Heywood   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Mike Kieffer   Engineer
Turner Layton   Composer
Paul Mertz   Discographical Information
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Alan Roberts   Programming,Engineer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Jack King   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Harry Archer   Composer
Ted Fio Rito   Composer
Brian Rust   Engineer
John R.T. Davies   Programming,Engineer,Re-Engineer
Joe Young   Composer
J. Russel Robinson   Composer
Harlan Thompson   Composer
Alfred Bryan   Composer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Tom Pletcher   Engineer,Discographical Information
Bill Givens   Producer
Jim Rumph   Graphic Design
Charles Wareing   Engineer
John McNicholson   Engineer
Clude McKee   Engineer
Paul Helmick   Composer
Chris Schoenberg   Composer
Leonard Stevens   Composer
Clayton Naset   Composer

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