baroquenoise:  Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931) was one of the great jazz musicians of the 1920’s…he was also a child of Prohibition liquor. His hard drinking and beautiful tone on the cornet made him a legend among musicians during his life. There is a very loose portrayal of Bix, played by Richard Gere, in the movie The Cotton Club where Gere actually sings and plays cornet.

baroquenoise: Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931) was one of the great jazz musicians of the 1920’s…he was also a child of Prohibition liquor. His hard drinking and beautiful tone on the cornet made him a legend among musicians during his life. There is a very loose portrayal of Bix, played by Richard Gere, in the movie The Cotton Club where Gere actually sings and plays cornet.

Bix Beiderbecke | 'The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.'--Lao Tzu

Bix Beiderbecke | 'The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.'--Lao Tzu

Bix Beiderbecke, Vol. 2: At the Jazz Band Ball [CD], 13045357

Bix Beiderbecke, Vol. 2: At the Jazz Band Ball [CD], 13045357

Bix Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist whose virtuosity and influence in the 1920's rivaled Louis Armstrong.  Beiderbecke's alcoholism shortened a talented life.  He died in 1931 at the age of 28.

Bix Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist whose virtuosity and influence in the 1920's rivaled Louis Armstrong. Beiderbecke's alcoholism shortened a talented life. He died in 1931 at the age of 28.

The 10 Most Famous 1920s Musicians. From Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, to Fletcher Henderson & Bix Beiderbecke

The 10 Most Famous 1920s Musicians. From Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, to Fletcher Henderson & Bix Beiderbecke

Bix Beiderbecke - Bixology 1924-1927 (CD)

Bix Beiderbecke - Bixology 1924-1927 (CD)

Bix Beiderbecke was one of the great jazz musicians of the 1920's; he was also a child of the Jazz Age who drank himself to an early grave with illegal Prohibition liquor. His hard drinking and beautiful tone on the cornet made him a legend among musicians during his life. The legend of Bix grew even larger after he died. Bix never learned to read music very well, but he had an amazing ear even as a child.

Bix Beiderbecke was one of the great jazz musicians of the 1920's; he was also a child of the Jazz Age who drank himself to an early grave with illegal Prohibition liquor. His hard drinking and beautiful tone on the cornet made him a legend among musicians during his life. The legend of Bix grew even larger after he died. Bix never learned to read music very well, but he had an amazing ear even as a child.

The Art of Bix Beiderbecke [CD], 12170128

The Art of Bix Beiderbecke [CD], 12170128

Presenting Bix Beiderbecke [CD]

Presenting Bix Beiderbecke [CD]

The Bix Beiderbecke Collection 1924-1930 [CD]

The Bix Beiderbecke Collection 1924-1930 [CD]

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