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Another source of NBC pride was its rare film clip of Bix Beiderbecke, but this view of the great trumpeter flew by so fast that a prolonged wink would have blotted out the entire glimpse.
Several annual music festivals take place in Davenport, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, The Mississippi Valley Fair, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival.
Notable natives of the city have included jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke and former National Football League running back Roger Craig.
Impressionism has also influenced at least some of the music of Manuel de Falla, Paul Dukas, Jean Sibelius, George Butterworth, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, John Ireland, Cyril Scott, Zoltán Kodály, Ottorino Respighi, Jacques Ibert, Bohuslav Martinu, Olivier Messiaen, Alan Hovhaness, Ned Rorem, György Ligeti, Selim Palmgren, and Toru Takemitsu, among others, as well as jazz musicians such as Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Claude Thornhill, Bud Powell, Dave Brubeck, Gil Evans, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Frank Kimbrough, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Shirley Horn and Esperanza Spalding, progressive rock musicians such as King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, and Yes, the entire genre of post-rock, and electronic artists like Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh, as well as Aphex Twin and Autechre.
* 1903 Bix Beiderbecke, American jazz musician ( d. 1931 )
* August 6 Bix Beiderbecke, American jazz trumpeter ( b. 1903 )
* March 10 Bix Beiderbecke, American jazz musician ( d. 1931 )
Leon Bismark " Bix " Beiderbecke ( March 10, 1903 August 6, 1931 ) was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer.
Bix Beiderbecke was born on March 10, 1903, in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Bismark Herman and Agatha Jane ( Hilton ) Beiderbecke.
There is disagreement over whether Beiderbecke was christened Leon Bismark ( and nicknamed " Bix ") or Leon Bix.
His father was nicknamed " Bix ," as, for a time, was his older brother, Charles Burnette " Burnie " Beiderbecke.
Burnie Beiderbecke claimed that the boy was named Leon Bix and subsequent biographers have reproduced birth certificates to that effect.
In a letter to his mother when he was nine years old, Beiderbecke signed off, " frome your Leon Bix Beiderbecke not Bismark Remeber ".
Bix Beiderbecke was the youngest of three children.
From these records Bix Beiderbecke first learned to love hot jazz ; he taught himself to play cornet by listening to Nick LaRocca's horn lines.
Where Armstrong emphasized showmanship and virtuosity, Beiderbecke emphasized melody, even when improvising, and — different from Armstrong and contrary to how the Bix Beiderbecke of legend would be portrayed — he rarely strayed into the upper reaches of the register.
Beiderbecke earned co-writing credit with Trumbauer on " For No Reason at All in C ", recorded under the name Tram, Bix and Eddie ( in their Three Piece Band ).
The notice appeared in October 1931 and began with a bit of hyperbole and an incorrect fact, two hallmarks of much of the subsequent writing about Beiderbecke: " The announcement of Bix Beiderbecke's death plunged all jazz musicians into despair.
In 1971, on the 40th anniversary of Beiderbecke's death, the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival was founded in Davenport, Iowa, to honor the musician.
Filmed partially in the Beiderbecke home, which Avati had purchased and renovated, Bix was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2003, to mark the hundredth anniversary of his birth, the Greater Astoria Historical Society and other community organizations, spearheaded by Paul Maringelli and The Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Committee, erected a plaque in Beiderbecke's honor at the apartment building in which he died in Queens.

Bix and Resources
* Bix Beiderbecke Resources: A Bixography

Bix and
The Bix Beiderbecke Story: The Jazz Musician in Legend, Fiction, and Fact ; A Study of the Images of Jazz in the National Culture 1930 the Present.
" Homage to Bix ," Commentary, September 2005, pp. 65 68.
* February 18 First recordings by Bix Beiderbecke
He led many jazz and dance bands, of which the best known was his Victor Recording Orchestra of 1924 1929, which included, at various times, Bix Beiderbecke, Hoagy Carmichael, Chauncey Morehouse, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Bill Rank, Eddie Lang, Frankie Trumbauer, Pee Wee Russell, Steve Brown, Joe Venuti, and arranger Robert Ginzler among others.
* Hermann Bix ( 1914 1986 ), officer
* Bix Beiderbecke ( 1903 1931 ), cornetist

Bix and series
* The Bix Pieces ( series of productions ) 1973
The character Bix in the series is modeled after the Dino-Riders Protoceratops toy.
The trombonist reminisced on his experiences with Biederbecke for the documentary film Bix in 1981, and can be heard discussing his life and music in a major television documentary series on jazz produced by film-maker Ken Burns.

Bix and radio
They appeared on vaudeville, radio, and early sound films, but are best remembered by later generations for their phonograph records, including many made with top big bands and jazz musicians of the era, including the bands of Jean Goldkette ( with Bix Beiderbecke ), Vincent Lopez and Ben Bernie ( Taddy Keller later married Ben Bernie's star saxophonist Jack Pettis ).

Bix and from
Colleagues have testified that, far from feeling bound or stifled by the Whiteman orchestra, as Green and others have suggested, Bix often felt a sense of exhilaration.
I could hum and sing all of the jazz choruses from the recordings made by Bix, Phil Napoleon, and the rest.
The critic and musician Digby Fairweather sums up Beiderbecke's musical legacy, arguing that " with Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke was the most striking of jazz's cornet ( and of course, trumpet ) fathers ; a player who first captivated his 1920s generation and after his premature death, founded a dynasty of distinguished followers beginning with Jimmy McPartland and moving on down from there.
" The overall impression we get from this solo, as in all of Bix at his best ," writes the trumpeter Randy Sandke, " is that every note is spontaneous yet inevitable.
" Louis departed greatly from all cornet players in his ability to compose a close-knit individual 32 measures with all phrases compatible with each other …," Spurrier told the biographers Sudhalter and Evans, " so Bix and I always credited Louis as being the father of the correlated chorus: play two measures, then two related, making four measures, on which you played another four measures related to the first four, and so on ad infinitum to the end of the chorus.
Jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke recorded nine compositions by ODJB in various bands and orchestras from 1924 to 1930: " Fidgety Feet ", his first recording in 1924, " Tiger Rag ", " Sensation ", " Lazy Daddy ", " Ostrich Walk ", " Clarinet Marmalade ", " Singin ' the Blues " with Frankie Trumbauer and Eddie Lang, " Margie ", and " At The Jazz Band Ball ".
This broadened the audience from primarily business users to the technical " geek " crowd, some of which migrated over from the Byte Magazines Bix online service.
Culled from the American OKeh label, artists like Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer, Duke Ellington, Miff Mole, and other major artists who recorded for OKeh.
According to popular historian Herbert Bix in Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan, " MacArthur's truly extraordinary measures to save the Emperor from trial as a war criminal had a lasting and profoundly distorting impact on Japanese understanding of the lost war.
Inside the temple, Bix reveals that in the past, people have escaped the island and brought with them culture from Dinotopian civilizations, influencing ancient Egyptian and Greek civilizations.
Although Arthur loses all of his scientific equipment, he is given a set of desert robes which allow him and Bix to blend in to a Chandaran caravan and pass the border without harassment from the guards.
Some Western academics, such as John W. Dower and Herbert Bix, consider however that the Ningen-sengen can be interpreted in a way which, while renouncing his claim to be an, Hirohito did not actually deny his divine descent from Amaterasu Omikami.
In 2008, his recordings of " Ostrich Walk " and " There'll Come a Time " with Bix Beiderbecke were included on the soundtrack to the Brad Pitt movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which was nominated for 13 Academy Awards, based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story from Tales of the Jazz Age.
For many historians such as Akira Fujiwara, Akira Yamada, Peter Wetzler, Herbert Bix and John Dower, the work done by Douglas MacArthur and SCAP during the first months of the occupation of Japan to exonerate Hirohito and all the imperial family from criminal prosecutions in the Tokyo tribunal was the predominant factor in the campaign to diminish in retrospect the role played by the emperor during the war.
For Panther Burns ' own professed influences, the list is lengthy, from The Cramps to Bix Beiderbecke, Jessie Mae Hemphill, The Sonics, Mack Rice, Chuck Berry, Phineas Newborn Jr., Calvin Newborn, Frank Sinatra, Booker T. and the M. G.
Dower was the executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima, and was a member of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars, sitting on the editorial board of its journal with Noam Chomsky, and Herbert Bix.
He was renowned for working in an idiom ultimately derived from the playing of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke.
Bix earned his Ph. D. in history and Far Eastern languages from Harvard University and a B. A.
He was able to secure many important jazz records including the 1931 Joe Venuti-Eddie Lang all star session ( from ARC ), Bessie Smith's final session ( from OKeh ), a number of Frank Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke, and Miff Mole sides ( also from OKeh ).

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