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Finding Bix : the life and afterlife of a jazz legend

Author: Brendan Wolfe
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bix Beiderbecke was one of the first great legends of jazz. Among the most innovative cornet soloists of the 1920s and the first important white player, he invented the jazz ballad and pointed the way to “cool” jazz. But his recording career lasted just six years; he drank himself to death in 1931?at the age of twenty-eight. It was this meteoric rise and fall, combined with the searing originality of his playing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Bix Beiderbecke; Bix Beiderbecke; Bix Beiderbecke
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan Wolfe
ISBN: 9781609385064 1609385063
OCLC Number: 957696687
Description: vii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Brendan Wolfe.

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Bix Beiderbecke was one of the first great legends of jazz. After writing a newspaper review of a book about Beiderbecke, Wolfe unexpectedly received a letter from the late musician's nephew scolding  Read more...

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Funny, passionate, and touching sometimes in the same sentence. While the book is about Bix, it s also not really about Bix; the ideas it contains identity, fame, originality, addiction, obsession, Read more...

 
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