Hoagy Carmichael in Chicago - 1923
Louis Armstrong was Bix Beiderbecke's idol, and when we went out the next night to crash an S.A.E. dance where Bix was playing with the Wolverines, I learned that Bix was no imitation of Armstrong. The Wolverines sounded better to me than the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. Theirs was a stronger rhythm and the licks that Jimmy Hartwell, George Johnson, and Bix played were precise and beautiful.
Bix's breaks were not as wild as Armstrong's, but they were hot and he selected each note with musical care. He showed me that jazz could be musical and beautiful as well as hot. He showed me that … 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. 142. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434818209645 accessed: 8 August, 2022
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|jazz horn music||performed by The Wolverines, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beidebecke|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|