Jimmy McPartland - early 20th Century
from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 144-145:
Bix Beiderbecke--he had just about everything that I looked for in a musician. And when he came up on those Wolverine records, why, me and the rest of the gang--we just wore the records out.
Taking Bix's place [playing horn with the Wolverines] was the biggest thing that ever happened to me. The Wolverines were THE jazz band in the country, so far as we were concerned. And Bix--as I say, I had never met him, but just hearing I'm play was enough.
I've heard many great trumpeters since those days, but I haven't heard another like Bix. Somehow or other his style, … more >>
Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 144-145. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434981098404 accessed: 9 December, 2022
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|Jazz||performed by Bix Beidebecke, The Wolverines|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|