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Remembering Bix : A Memoir Of The Jazz Age - Ralph Berton

Remembering Bix

A Memoir Of The Jazz Age

Paperback Published: 16th June 2000
ISBN: 9780306809378
Number Of Pages: 472

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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.

August 6th, 1931p. 1
What Shall Be Done with Little Bickie?p. 11
Jazzp. 21
Changesp. 33
Lake Forestp. 45
The Windy Cityp. 59
The Real Thingp. 73
Birds of Passagep. 85
Family Portraitp. 97
Listeningp. 109
Surprisesp. 135
A Reluctant Herop. 149
Some Chicago Afternoonsp. 173
Exploringp. 189
Family Portrait II - My Brother Genep. 207
Values! Values!p. 221
An Addition to the Familyp. 235
Miller Beachp. 241
Midsummer Night Dreamsp. 259
Jazzing It Up at Skippy'sp. 271
Lessonsp. 287
End of Summerp. 297
How We Got to New Yorkp. 301
Autumn in New Yorkp. 327
Our Separate Waysp. 341
Zenith, Decline and Fallp. 357
August 11th, 1931p. 387
Epiloguep. 397
Source Notesp. 403
Bibliography, Discography, End Papersp. 405
Indexp. 417
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ISBN: 9780306809378
ISBN-10: 0306809370
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 16th June 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.34  x 2.92
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1