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In A Mellow Tone

In A Mellow Tone
Wednesday December 5th, 2018 with Bernard Stepien
Legendary trumpeter/cornetist Bix Beiderbecke

Around a decade or more ago, the late Ron Sweetman presented a program on Bix Beiderbecke. I remember it to this day mostly because despite Ron’s penchant for black musicians, Bix Beiderbecke was for him and many critics a noteworthy exception. Beiderbecke was one of the key transition musicians between blues laden New Orleans music and anything that followed from the 20’s up to now with a particular influence on what would be Cool Jazz, 25 years later. What struck me the most is that Beiderbecke was also was a pianist and Ron photocopied me some of Beiderbecke compositions where I could see for myself that he crossed some boundaries on harmonies and even melodies. Tonight we will study all that using recordings from the year 1927.
in a mist
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
trumbology
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
clarinet marmalade
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
singin' the blues
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
ostrich walk
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
riverboat shuffle
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
I'm coming virginia
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
way down yonder in New Orleans
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
for no reason at all in Cthree blind mice
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
blue river
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
there's a craddle in caroline
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
wringin an twistin
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
humpty dumpty
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
krazy kat
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
baltimore
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
there ain't no land like dixieland to me
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
just an hour of love
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
clorinda
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
at the jazz band band ball
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
royal garden blues
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
jazz me blues
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
goose pimples
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
sugar
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
there'll come a time
Bix Beiderbecke - the bix Beiderbecke story - columbia
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