[Dixielandjazz] Bix Restored
Peter L. Reid
bgofilt at impulse.net.au
Wed May 21 23:42:36 PDT 2003
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.
"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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