on 22 April 2008
This is a very good compilation. For those who do not know the work of Bix this is a very nice introduction. The liner notes give a brief history of the man and tell enough to generate an interest. The CDs are nicely presented in a double box and inserted into an outer sleeve. The music it's self is guaranteed to set your toes tapping. There is a good representation of Bix's style and shows his work from small group to orchestra. Well worth the cash layout this makes an excellant addition to any collection. I hope to see more from the label, Primo.
on 30 March 2010
I heard a Bix Beiderbecke CD playing in the background at a fashion/craft shop I was visiting with my wife and the atmosphere it created was perfect. On investigating further I realised I needed to get some of his excellent music. This album seemed an excellent 'starter/sampler' pack to showcase his talent, and doesn't disappoint. The 40 tracks here cover his life and career(he died at 28)very well and his distinctive sound comes across loud and clear.
on 19 November 2015
Clear as a bell is how Bix sounds on this double CD. It includes all the classics that he played even an early vocal by The Rhythm Boys with the dulcet tons of Bing Crosby on "Mississippi Mud". The recordings cover the period from 1924 to 1930. He passed away the following year. If you like Bix then you will love this. The remastering is excellent. It doesn't however give the personnel, which can be found of course on the internet. Does this matter? Only if you think it does.
on 10 June 2013
an excellent CD. if you like the foot tapping rythmic jazz that you don't always hear now-a-days. His individual style comes over loud and clear. this CD is a must for any Jazz lovers colection, and what a bargain, two discs 20 tracks in all, and all excellent tracks.