[Dixielandjazz] Bix Restored

Peter L. Reid bgofilt at impulse.net.au
Wed May 21 23:42:36 PDT 2003

Hi All,
I have just finished listening to the final "Bix Restored" CD after taking 
18 months to procur the 4 sets , the delay being due to financial retraints.
As is usual with me, I purchased Volume 1 last, and I have come to the 
conclusion that Bix played his best stuff when he was with Goldkette.
I reckon his 1927 Gang sides were his best, (along with "I'm Comng 
Virginia") and the tracks with Goldkette were much more "jazzy" and relaxed 
than a majority of the recordings, with the "King of Jazz".
The only regret is that Bing didn't sing on any of them.
This is of course only my opinion. The wonderful thing about traditional 
jazz, and its affiliated music, is that everyone has a different opinion or 
view on all aspects of the art, but when its all boiled down it's still OKOM.
Peter L.

"We don't want you to go up the north Jack."
"There's some hard nuts operate up there Jack.
They won't take kindly to someone from London
poking his bugle in"

"Get Carter" - 1971 (Mike Hodges)

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