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Riassunto: "You can tell the whole world: there’ll never be another Bix Beiderbecke. Take that from Satchmo! He was a born genius..."—Louis ArmstrongBix Beiderbecke is one of jazz music’s most enigmatic figures, and he has captivated listeners since his career began in the 1920s. He died at just 28, leaving many loose ends and inspiring much speculation. This book aims to clarify many of the myths created bythe musician's premature death and the fictionalizations of Bix's life (three novels and a film: "Remembering Bix" by Ralph Berton, "1929" by Fredericks W. Turner, and "Young Man with a Horn" by Dorothy Baker, and the 1950 film of Baker's novel by Michael Curtiz), and to update his two prior biographies ("Bix, Man and Legend" being out of print for many years). French jazz scholar Jean Pierre Lion traveled the trajectory of Bix’s life, from birth to death, to boarding school, on tour and beyond, to find the true story of this pivotal figure.Considered a genius by his fans and fellow musicians, Bix Beiderbecke was a master cornet player, and one of the most inspiring white jazz musicians of his age. He drank heavily during Prohibition, and fell ill from the toxic swill he had been drinking. When he died he left behind a tremendous list of recordings (included here in a definitive discography) and several original compositions. This biography culls the entirety of Bix scholarship into one volume, painting a complete picture of the man, his music, and his times.Lion brings the true legend of Bix into historical context, underlining the importance of the jazz scene that Bix not only participated in, but also helped to establish. The originality of Bix’s style has roots in New Orleans jazz and such classical composers as Debussy and Ravel, and this biography traces the evolution of these various inspirations alongside the tale of the white cornet player. Historical ambience is created by descriptions of the Chicago of the 1920s – ruled by Al Capone and peopled with fast cars, flappers and hot jazz musicians – and Bix’s personality is fleshed out by excerpts from the few letters he wrote in his lifetime, and memories of friends and witnesses of the jazz-age. The story is lively and emotional, the testament of a true fan and a true scholar.
About the Author: Jean Pierre Lion is the president of a French paper and textilemanufacturer, SEF, and is also an avid music collector. He is very much involved in the artistic life in his hometown of Laval, France (west of Paris, in Brittany), where he has directed modern art festivals, assembled collections, and created exposition catalogs.Gabriella Page-Fort studied romance languages and creative writing at NYU, and she now translates French and Spanish literature and nonfiction into English.
Titolo: Bix: The Definitive Biography of a Jazz ...
Casa editrice: Continuum
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Continuum, New York, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st English Edition. 348pp, illus. Damage to surface of upper board, annotations on fep. Codice libro della libreria 023567
Descrizione libro Continuum. Condizione libro: Very Good. Minimal wear to cover. Pages clean and binding tight. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria GK4-00443
Descrizione libro Continuum 2005-06-24, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0826416993. Codice libro della libreria 553416
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808264169954.0
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020826416993
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Clean, bright, and unmarked, inside and out. Binding is very slightly skewed, and dust jacket is slightly faded at spine; else fine. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1487214197550
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2005. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. as new copy except for DJ which shows some sunning on spine and front cover Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 025906
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010826416993
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0826416993
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110826416993