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The Resource Finding Bix : the life and afterlife of a jazz legend, Brendan Wolfe

Finding Bix : the life and afterlife of a jazz legend, Brendan Wolfe

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Finding Bix : the life and afterlife of a jazz legend
Title
Finding Bix
Title remainder
the life and afterlife of a jazz legend
Statement of responsibility
Brendan Wolfe
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bix Beiderbecke was one of the first great legends of jazz. Among the most innovative cornet soloists of the 1920s and the first important white player, he invented the jazz ballad and pointed the way to "cool" jazz. But his recording career lasted just six years; he drank himself to death in 1931--at the age of twenty-eight. It was this meteoric rise and fall, combined with the searing originality of his playing and the mystery of his character--who was Bix? not even his friends or family seemed to know--that inspired subsequent generations to imitate him, worship him, and write about him. It also provoked Brendan Wolfe's Finding Bix, a personal and often surprising attempt to connect music, history, and legend."--Amazon
Summary
Brendan Wolfe’s Finding Bix is a personal and often surprising attempt to connect music, history, and legend. A native of Bix Beiderbecke’s hometown of Davenport, Iowa, Wolfe grew up seeing Bix’s iconic portrait on everything from posters to parking garages. He never heard his music, though, until cast to play a bit part in an Italian biopic filmed in Davenport. Then, after writing a newspaper review of a book about Beiderbecke, Wolfe unexpectedly received a letter from the late musician's nephew scolding him for getting a number of facts wrong. This is where Finding Bix begins: in Wolfe's good-faith attempt to get the facts right
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10566965
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolfe, Brendan
Dewey number
  • 788.9/6165092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML419.B25
LC item number
W65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beiderbecke, Bix
  • Beiderbecke, Bix
  • Jazz musicians
  • Jazz musicians
  • United States
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Jazz
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and afterlife of a jazz legend
Label
Finding Bix : the life and afterlife of a jazz legend, Brendan Wolfe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957696687
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781609385064
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016040306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957696687
Label
Finding Bix : the life and afterlife of a jazz legend, Brendan Wolfe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957696687
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781609385064
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016040306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957696687

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