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Bix

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"Bix" Beiderbecke (1903-1931) was one of the best (and self-taught) cornetists in U.S. jazz history, playing at a time when [[Performer~P2289~Louis Armstrong~louisarmstrong]] was acclaimed for his jazz renderings, yet in no way similar to Armstrong in sound and style. Bix had hardcore conservative parents whose stance against jazz was unbending -- and who never appreciated Bix's attainments. The story of his successes and tragedies is told through interviews (including some with his contemporaries...more

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