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Bix Man and Legend: Richard M. Sudhalter and Philip R. Evans

Bix Man and Legend

Richard M. Sudhalter and Philip R. Evans

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ISBN 10: 0870002686 / ISBN 13: 9780870002687
Published by Arlington House, 1974
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine copy of what is likely one of the major jaxx biographies in the literature of jazz. The life of Bix Beiderbecke complete with Chronology and Discograophy. An almost new likely unread book. The Dust Jacket is near fine slight bumps and chips on the bottom. Not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 18-1014

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Title: Bix Man and Legend

Publisher: Arlington House

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Dust jacket notes: "He was an American musical genius - and an American tragedy. Along with Louis Armstrong, he towered over jazz in the Twenties. And, together with Louis, he brought jazz to maturity. The genius of Bix Beiderbecke, his lovable yet sometimes eccentric ways, above all his early, tragic death in 1931 - this was the stuff of legend, and Bix indeed became a legend, here and abroad, as early as the Thirties. His life loosely inspired Dorothy Baker's celebrated Thirties novel, Young Man with a Horn (later a film.) But as the legend waxed, the facts grew fuzzier - until this remarkable book. It restores the real Bix, and actually adds to his stature. Documented in lavish detail are Bix's early years...why his cornet playing with the Wolverines hit American music like a thunderclap...Bix and the trailblazing Jean Goldkette band...Bix's widely misunderstood tenure with Paul Whiteman...his frustrating private life...and the losing battle with alcohol...." Illustrated with numerous photographs; also includes a Chronology of Bix's life, Discography, and Index.

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