The Bix Beiderbecke Collection 1924-30
Catalogue Number: FADCD2038
Bix Beiderbecke was one of the most important figures in the early years of jazz, his performances on cornet influencing a host of contemporaries and later performers within the genre. Despite the brevity of his career – he succumbed to alcohol abuse at the age of 28 – he recorded a substantial body of work, both with his own early small bands such as the Wolverine Orchestra, and with the leading orchestras of the time led by Jean Goldkette, Frankie Trumbauer and Paul Whiteman. This great value 50-track 2-CD set brings together recordings from across his career, from his first session in 1924 through to his final session with Hoagy Carmichael in 1930. It features not only Bix, but many other top names of the era, such as the Dorsey brothers, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, Benny Goodman, Pee Wee Russell and Gene Krupa. It also includes a piano solo by Beiderbecke. It is an entertaining cross-section of Bix’s work and has been carefully selected to avoid duplication with any tracks on our existing Bix Beiderbecke CD on the Fabulous label (FABCD144) so the two together will provide a fine overview of his work.