Bix Beiderbecke Bix Restored, Volume 4 (3-CD Box Set)

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  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Released: January 21, 2003
  • Label: Origin Jazz

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: American Tune
  • 2.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Tchaikowskiana (parts 1 & 2)
  • 3.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Bless You Sister
  • 4.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Dusky Stevedore
  • 5.Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang: Ol' Man River
  • 6.Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang: Wa Da Da (Everybody's Doin' It Now)
  • 7.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Roses of Yesterday
  • 8.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: In The Good Old Summertime
  • 9.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: The Sidewalks of New York
  • 10.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Concerto in F (1st movement)
  • 11.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Concerto in F (2nd movement)
  • 12.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Concerto in F (3rd movement - take 3)
  • 13.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time
  • 14.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Gypsy
  • 15.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Sweet Sue
  • 16.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Christmas Melodies: O Holy Night; Adeste Fideles

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Take Your Tomorrow
  • 2.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Love Affairs
  • 3.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • 4.Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang: Rhythm King
  • 5.Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang: Louisiana
  • 6.Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang: Margie
  • 7.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Concerto in F (3rd movement, take 7)
  • 8.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: The Love Nest
  • 9.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: The Japanese Sandman
  • 10.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: High Up On a Hilltop
  • 11.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchesra: Sentimental Baby
  • 12.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Where is the Song of Songs for Me?
  • 13.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Liebestraum
  • 14.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Chinese Lullaby
  • 15.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Futuristic Rhythm
  • 16.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Raisin' the Roof
  • 17.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Blue Hawaii
  • 18.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: I'm In Seventh Heaven
  • 19.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Louise
  • 20.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Wait Till You See "Ma Cherie"
  • 21.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
  • 22.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Little Pal
  • 23.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Song of India

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: No One Can Take Your Place
  • 2.Frank Trumbauer & his Orchestra: I Like That
  • 3.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: When My Dreams Come True
  • 4.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Reaching for Someone
  • 5.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: China Boy
  • 6.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Oh! Miss Hannah
  • 7.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Orange Blossom Time
  • 8.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Your Mother and Mine
  • 9.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: At Twilight
  • 10.Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra: Waiting at the End of the Road
  • 11.Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra: Rockin' Chair
  • 12.Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra: Barnacle Bill, the Sailor
  • 13.Irving Mills & his Hotsy Totsy Gang: Loved One (take A)
  • 14.Irving Mills & his Hotsy Totsy Gang: Loved One (take B)
  • 15.Irving Mills & his Hotsy Totsy Gang: Deep Harlem
  • 16.Irving Mills & his Hotsy Totsy Gang: Strut Miss Lizzie
  • 17.Bix Beiderbecke & his Orchestra: Deep Down South (take 1)
  • 18.Bix Beiderbecke & his Orchestra: Deep Down South (take 2)
  • 19.Bix Beiderbecke & his Orchestra: I Don't Mind Walkin' in the Rain
  • 20.Bix Beiderbecke & his Orchestra: I'll be a Friend with Pleasure (take 2)
  • 21.Bix Beiderbecke & his Orchestra: I'll be a Friend with Pleasure (take 3)
  • 22.Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra: Georgia (On My Mind)
  • 23.Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra: One Night in Havana
  • 24.Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra: Bessie Couldn't Help It (take 1)
  • 25.Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra: Bessie Couldn't Help It (take 2)

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Bix Beiderbecke, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Mills, Paul Williams, Frankie Trumbauer.
Recorded between June 1928 & Sept 1930.
Just in time for the 2003 Bix Beiderbecke centennial, Sunbeam completes its collection of the complete Beiderbecke on three well-packed CDs. The set picks up the thread from volume three, with more marathon Paul Whiteman Orchestra sessions spelled now and then by smaller groups fronted by Frankie Trumbauer and Beiderbecke himself, gradually declining in frequency as the doomed cornetist's health starts to give out. Whiteman's relentless attempts to please everyone in his mass audience -- from kitschy classical arrangements to the usual bland, middle-brow crooning to bursts of reasonably hot jazz -- can be bizarre, sentimental, or audacious, often all at once. With the Trumbauer groups, Beiderbecke assumes a higher profile, and the beat acquires more of a jump and occasionally something more; "Futuristic Rhythm" really does have a shuffling rhythm decades ahead of its time. The real centerpiece of the set is the 1928 world premiere waxing of Gershwin's "Concerto in F," issued originally on Columbia's classical "Modern Music" series with quaintly colorful Whiteman picture labels. The score, alas, was heavily edited -- especially the second and third movements -- to fit on six 12" 78 RPM sides, and the composer's orchestrations were rearranged and compressed by the ubiquitous Ferde Grofe. But the recording is loaded with period flavor, and it offers proof that Whiteman's orchestra contained a complement of versatile first-class musicians. Beiderbecke claimed that his featured written-out solo in the languorous second movement was his proudest moment on record -- and well he should have been pleased; his cornet has a slightly throbbing angst and a jazzy freedom that his classically trained successors rarely catch. By the 1929 sessions, though, Beiderbecke's tone begins to lose its pristine freshness, becoming a bit coarser in texture. The 1930 recordings with Hoagy Carmichael's bands, an outfit fronted by businessman Irving Mills, and another with Beiderbecke in the lead are fascinating all-star gatherings, but Beiderbecke is clearly on his last legs, still capable of passages of magic yet not as sure-footed as he was only a couple of years before. For the most part, Mike Kieffer and John R.T. Davies achieve remarkably uniform results in their transfers, given the diverse materials they had to work with. The CD sound doesn't have as much heft and depth as do some original pressings, but it's clear and ungimmicked, minus the usual computerized noise-reduction distortions that still plague some major-label reissues. The notes paint a poignant picture of Beiderbecke's last years, but there is scant commentary on the selections themselves. ~ Richard S. Ginell
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