The Bix Beiderbecke discussion that began here last week has spread to other precincts of the internet, most recently in an entry on Marc Myers’s JazzWax. Marc builds on what he points out is an absurd trumped-up competition, Beiderbecke vs. Louis Armstrong; as if music was boxing, a track event or a beauty contest. To read it, and hear the recording of Bix’s “Sorry,” go here.
And don’t miss this phrase in Myers’s text…
…the rubbery bark of Adrian Rollini’s bass sax.
That’s a nice piece of writing.
Mike O'Sullivan says
A friend used to refer to a bass sax’s “oaken” sound.