Bix Centennial All-Stars

Arbors, 2003CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 9.2w

Jazz Ruler Type: Ragtime
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4+
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Randy Sandke (cornet), Dan Barrett (tb), Dick Hyman (p) and Howard Alden (g) lead a strong cast of musicians who are celebrating the 100th Birthday of the legendary Bix Beiderbecke. The CD is loaded with 19 songs, ragtime instrumentals and even a few vocals. Bix was a master on the cornet, always seeking to further his skills. His work was and is still appreciated by many. Although he died at only 28, a victim of alcoholism, this session helped carve his place in jazz.