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Remembering Bix: Ralph Berton

Remembering Bix

Ralph Berton

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ISBN 10: 0060103043 / ISBN 13: 9780060103040
Published by Harper and Row, 1974
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A Fine copy and a First Edition of the biography of Jazz Great Bix Beiderbecke. The book is "a nostalgic look at the jazz age and one of its tragic heroes." The Dust Jacket is near fine with a little scuffing at the base of the spine. It has not been price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 38-1014

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Title: Remembering Bix

Publisher: Harper and Row

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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As Nat Hentoff says, "Hearing Bix for the first time was like waking up to the first day of spring." Bix has always inspired such acclaim, for he was an unmatched master of the cornet. Ralph Berton was privileged enough to have been a fan—and younger brother of Bix's drummer—just as Beiderbecke's genius was flowering, before he died in 1931 at age twenty-eight. Listening from behind the piano, tagging along to honky-tonks and jam sessions, Berton heard some of the most extraordinary music of the century, and he brings Bix and his era alive with a remarkable combination of the excitement of youth and the perspective of the five decades that followed—decades that confirmed Bix's place in the pantheon of jazz.

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Ralph Berton (1910–1993) wrote extensively on jazz, serving as an editor at Metronome and Down Beat magazines and as editor-in-chief of Sound and Fury. He was also a professor of jazz history at Cooper Union, Middlesex County College, and Bloomfield College.

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