Bix Beiderbecke

Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke is possibly the most romanticized figure in jazz. Dorothy Baker’s 1938 novel, Young Man With A Horn, established the basis of the cult of personality around Bix. The 1950 movie version, starring Kirk Douglas (with Harry James playing the cornet parts), had little to do with the facts of Bix’s life but confirmed his place in the American pantheon of artists doomed to die young. With the exceptions of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, no other figure from the classic period of jazz is likely to be recognized by the average adult today. Those worthies had many decades to establish... Read More

City Of Origin:
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Genre:
Jazz, Classic Jazz
Birthdate:
03/10/1903
Death date:
08/06/1931
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Tracks

Singin' the Blues

Young Man with a Horn
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Riverboat Shuffle

Young Man with a Horn
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Royal Garden Blues

Young Man with a Horn
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Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

Young Man with a Horn
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Clarinet Marmalade

Young Man with a Horn
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I'm Coming Again

Young Man with a Horn
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In a Mist

Young Man with a Horn
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