THE BIX PROJECT BAND – BIX OFF THE RECORD
Artist: THE BIX PROJECT BAND
Another in the Vintage Recording Project series. It was suggested that we devote a CD to the music of the Jazz legend, Bix Beiderbecke. We didn’t want it to be another band rehashing Bix’s “greatest hits” so it was decided to look at tunes we know Bix played, but never recorded and some tunes current at the time which he might have played. With a number of leading exponents of Vintage Jazz congregating for the Classic Jazz Party in Whitley Bay we persuaded six of the musicians to stay behind and make this recording. The result turned out to be hugely satisfyingwith some top-notch playing: Andy Schumm is one of the finest interpreters of Bix’s music anywhere in the world and he is given superb support from Kristoffer Kompen on trombone, Mauro Porro on reeds, David Boeddinghaus on piano, Frans Sjöström on bass sax and Josh Duffee on drums.
Wolverine Blues; Driftwood; Lazy River; You Are Just A Vision; Dinah; Swanee; Stardust; I’d Climb The Highest Mountain If I Knew I’d Find You; Skylark; O Katharina!; That’s The Good Old Sunny South; Angry; No One Knows What It’s All About; Hawaiian Butterfly; Mean To Me.