The biography of Bix Beiderbecke , written by Jean Pierre Lion , illustrated by Gregory Elbaz , accompanied by 2 compact discs.
The two CDs of this album cover the short period of Bix Beiderbecke's recording activity, from the adventure of the Wolverine Orchestra to the last sides of 1930, including the masterpieces of 1927 and the great successes - often neglected - of The Whiteman Orchestra . During his lifetime, Bix remained unknown to the general public. His influence on his contemporaries is, however, indisputable, and his early disappearance gave him, shortly after his death, a place as a romantic hero in the legend of jazz. An exceptional improviser , he imposed his fragility as evidence, opening the way to a tender and intimate expression which favors nuance and half-tone.
Lester Young , Miles Davis and Boris Vian will remember the creations of this talented elder. “He was a true genius (...) and there will never be another Bix Beiderbecke: you can trust old Satchmo! », concluded Louis Armstrong in 1970.