Mudcat Café message #906470 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57608   Message #906470
Posted By: GUEST,Peter T.
10-Mar-03 - 09:51 AM
Thread Name: Happy 100th -- Bix Beiderbecke Today!
Subject: Happy 100th -- Bix Beiderbecke Today!
The man who turned me on to jazz, Bix Beiderbecke, was born 100 years ago today. His insight, tone, and sheer innovative musicality (listen to "In A Mist" sometime) remain out of this world. I can think of countless musicians, from Hoagy Carmichael to Bill Evans to Louis himself who have doffed their caps in his direction. Oh that he had had a few more years, and a few more decent recordings.

yours, Peter T.