Bix Beiderbecke

Bix Beiderbecke

The humor of jazz is rich and many-sided. Some of it is obvious enough to make a dog laugh. Some is subtle, wry-mouthed, or back-handed. It is by turns bitter, agonized, and grotesque. Even in the hands of white composers it involuntarily reflects the half-forgotten suffering of the negro. Jazz has both white and black elements, and each in some respects has influenced the other. It's recent phase seems to throw the light of the white race's sophistication upon the anguish of the black.More Bix Beiderbecke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One thing I like about jazz, kid, is that I don't know what's going to happen next. Do you?More Bix Beiderbecke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'd go to hell to hear a good band.More Bix Beiderbecke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The jazz band's chief stimulus, of course, was the rise of the negro 'blues' and their exploitation by the negro song-writer, W. C. Handy.More Bix Beiderbecke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of the things I like about jazz, kid, is I don't know what's going to happen next. Do you?More Bix Beiderbecke quotes [10/12/2011 10:10:41]

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