Bix and the Beau Hunks.

by Albert Haim

From the jazz profiles blogspot:
"Legendary cornetist Leon Bix Beiderbecke composed a Modern Suite for the Piano in Four parts: “In a Mist,” “In the Dark,” “Flashes,” and “Candlelights.” Since Bix recorded “In a Mist” as a piano solo in 1927, it has been recorded by a great variety of artists: Jess Stacey [sic], Bunny Berigan & His Men, Ralph Sutton, The Swingle Singers, Ry Cooder, Lew Davies and Michel Legrand to name just a few. To our knowledge, this is the first arrangement of “In a Mist” for nine saxophones.
Mr. Jansen Heijtmajer scored “In a Mist” and “Candlelights” for the whole range of saxes, from the bass sax all the way up to the little soprano.["In the Dark" and "Flashes" are tson the sequel CD - Contrasts]"

Candlelights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOddCBgvQLY

In A Mist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6292GYzKkw

Albert
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Posted on Jan 30, 2018, 6:27 AM

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