JWQ Showcase 2017

Saturday, October 22, 2016

GERMANY: Out now - new double album CD: "BIX - A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke" (ACT music) presented at sold out concert’Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic’ with 'ECHOES OF SWING' & Friends

Out now - new double album CD:
"BIX - A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke" (ACT music)
presented at sold out concertJazz at Berlin Philharmonic’
with 'ECHOES OF SWING' & Friends
featuring
Colin T. Dawson, Chris Hopkins, Bernd Lhotzky, Oliver Mewes
as well as Shannon Barnett, Henning Gailing, Mulo Francel and Pete York
This 2-CD set "BIX - A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke" is a homage to an often forgotten legend and key figure in jazz. Besides Louis Armstrong, American jazz cornetist and pianist Leon Bismark 'Bix' Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. With his unusual purity of tone and a gift for improvisation, he helped to invent the jazz ballad style and hinted at what, in the 1950s, would become Cool Jazz.

CD 1: A TRIBUTE TO BIX BEIDERBECKE
CD 2: BIX BEIDERBECKE ORIGINAL MUSIC

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Quotes from the press concerning
the sold out concert ’Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic’ on Sept 20th, 2016
ECHOES OF SWING & Friends: “BIX - A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke“:
  
>Not only a history lesson, but a revelation.<
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

>A triumph of historic and contemporary jazz alike<
Berliner Morgenpost

>This illustrious ensemble proved spectacularly, that also in the future music can only be mastered, when knowing the past<
Süddeutsche Zeitung