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baroquenoise: Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931) was one of the great jazz musicians of the 1920’s…he was also a child of Prohibition liquor. His hard drinking and beautiful tone on the cornet made him a legend among musicians during his life. There is a very loose portrayal of Bix, played by Richard Gere, in the movie The Cotton Club where Gere actually sings and plays cornet.

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Bix Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – 1931, alcoholic seizure) was an American jazz cornetist and composer, as well as a skilled classical and jazz pianist… Photo: Bix Beiderbecke in 1924. (Duncan Schiedt Collection)

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[b]SOLD[/b] BIX BEIDERBECKE great original performances 1924-1930 - JAZZ, BLUES, Jazz-rock-prog, nearly jazz and nearly blues!