The Legend of Bix

Argo LP-695

The Ledgnd Of Bix

In 1959, The Metropolitan Jazz Octet, recorded an album (Audio Odyssey By Argo) called “The Legend of Bix”, a tribute to 1920's cornetist and composer Bix Beiderbecke. 

Recording session August 11 & 12 1959, at Ter-Mar Recording Studios

Tom Hilliard - t.sax

Ed Avis - valve trb.

Gerry Lofstrum - bass

Dave Edwards - a.sax

Dave Edwards - b.sax

About Bix


Bix Beiderbecke was obviously the sort of man about whom legends insist upon growing. He lived for only twenty-eight years, and his career actually banned less than a decade (most of that time spent in bands that could not do justice to his sensitive, lyric jazz talents). Yet he was a tremendous influence on all the musicians who heard him: the Chicagoans, not much younger than he, made him their idol; and such listeners as Louis Armstrong, Red Nichols, and the men who worked alongside him in the Paul Whitman and Jean Goldkette orchestras seem to have been uniformly awed and amazed. He remains a vivid, affectionate and larger than life-size memory to almost all who knew him—and to a great many who didn’t. He remains , in short , the number one jazz legend.

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