Re: "No One Can Take Your Place"

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Indeed, Bix's playing in the last section is the best part of the recording and surely is jazz, a rhythmic and improvisational take on the whole song. And the coda is winsome, sweet, jazzy, and just perfect for the closing.

Sudhalter must have been having a bad day when he wrote those words. True, it's not small-band, hot-combo jazz; the song is obviously aimed to compete with groups like Sam Lanin and even Whiteman for the dance music-with-a-crooner-and-touch-of-romance market, but Bix had a way of finding just the right notes to sum up and lift the song and leave us wanting more.

Posted on Jul 4, 2011, 2:56 PM

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