Bix Beiderbecke: Goose Pimples / In a Mist (Bixology) / Ol’ Man River [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

On March 10, 1903…

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Σαν σημερα, 10 Μαρτίου 1903, γεννήθηκε ο σπουδαίος κορνετίστας, πιανίστας, συνθέτης και εμβληματική φυσιογνωμία της jazz, Bix Beiderbecke. Το παίξιμο του στη κορνέτα, στους λυρικούς αντίποδες της πιο τραχειάς και άμεσης προσέγγισης του Louis Armstrong, προαναγγέλει για πολλούς, δεκαετίες πριν τον ήχο του Miles Davis. Ο Bix, πρόσφερε συν τοις άλλοις στην jazz τον πρώτο της μάρτυρα: οι καταχρήσεις και η ζωή στο δρόμο τον οδήγησαν στον θάνατο σε ηλικία μόλις 28 χρόνων…Το δεύτερο από τα κομμάτια που ακούμε είναι δική του σύνθεση, με τον ίδιο στο πιάνο.

On this date, March 10, 1903, the great cornetist, pianist, composer and iconic figure of jazz, Bix Beiderbecke, was born. His playing on the cornet, οn the lyrical opposite of Louis Armstrong‘s “flamboyant” approach, anticipates, some say, the sound of Miles Davis. Among other things, Bix offered jazz its first martyr: alcohol abuse and the life on the road led him to death at the age of 28…The second song from the ones we’re hearing is a composition of his own, with him on the piano.

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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