With Jean Goldkette's Orchestra 1924-1927

With Jean Goldkette's Orchestra 1924-1927

by Bix Beiderbecke


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With Jean Goldkette's Orchestra 1924-1927

It's been said that Bix Beiderbecke was unusually happy during his involvement with the Jean Goldkette Orchestra during 1926 and 1927 when the group operated under the direction of C melody saxophonist Frankie Trumbauer. If you want to hear exactly how and why Bix felt so comfortable in that particular band, listen to the instrumental "My Pretty Girl" with the volume cranked up, then listen to it once again. This was a fantastically great dance band that toured around making people happy with real jazz. Unfortunately, whenever they went to make records they had to contend with Victor A&R director Edward T. King, who imposed lukewarm material and puerile vocalists upon them. The first time Bix tried to record with Goldkette (in Detroit on November 24, 1924), he only blew his horn on "I Didn't Know." Bix and the band waxed five takes, which were all rejected by King. About 40 years after it was recorded, a presentable platter was unearthed and has been passed around ever since as the lone example of the way this unit sounded with Bix in the mix back in 1924. In 2003 Challenge Records brought out a fabulous edition combining "I Didn't Know" and 14 sides from 1926-1927 with ten alternate takes, which are presented on the home stretch of the disc rather than doubled up in sequence. This enables the listener to groove through the main body of work and revisit some of the tunes in a progression that could work well as an endless loop for those who are possessed by the desire to join Beiderbecke in the eternal present moment of his days with Goldkette's orchestra.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2003
Label: Challenge
UPC: 0608917904024
catalogNumber: 79040

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bix Beiderbecke   Primary Artist,Group Member
Joe Venuti   Track Performer
Frankie Trumbauer   Group Member
Bill Challis   Group Member
Chauncey Morehouse   Group Member
Danny Polo   Track Performer
Howdy Quicksell   Group Member
Bill Rank   Group Member
Doc Ryker   Group Member
Fred Farrar   Group Member

Technical Credits

Elton John   Composer
Anne Caldwell   Composer
Chester Cohn   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Chris Ellis   Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Jesse Greer   Composer
Benny Krueger   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Harry Archer   Composer
Paul Ash   Composer
John R.T. Davies   Original Material
Mort Dixon   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Harlan Thompson   Composer
Charles Fulcher   Composer
Billy Baskette   Composer
Alfred Bryan   Composer
Vincent Bryan   Composer
Philip Charig   Composer
Gus Edwards   Composer
Raymond Hubbell   Composer
Sam Messenheimer   Composer
Irving Abrahamson   Composer
Ray West   Composer
Paul Helmick   Composer
Chris Schoenberg   Composer
Leonard Stevens   Composer
Henry Myers   Composer
Charles M. Scwab   Composer

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