REFERENCE, 2008, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ragtime
O’s Notes: Dick treats us to his take on songs written performed and inspired by Leon Bix Beiderbecke. Bix was an amazing self-taught musician who amazed audiences on piano and later on cornet from childhood to his early death at 28. There’s a ragtime bounce to the music, a style that influenced the signature of Hyman. We hear it unencumbered, as this is 100% solo piano captured in all of its glory. This session gives us a clear view of Bix as well as Hyman’s talent both as a performer, composer and historian.
Publicist: Reference Recordings