Mushroom

We differ on the significance of the mushroom.  This is Chuckles’ take:

This, on the other hand, on a dystopic, rainy Monday morning, is mine. Enjoy:

One Response to “Mushroom”

  1. dearieme July 11, 2012 at 01:47 Permalink

    To some extent Tram took Bix in hand. A good place to begin is with their successful small group recording, Singin’ the Blues(1927). Some people date the birth of “cool jazz” to this recording – it had a great influence on Lester Young, for instance.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86bO53-gpFs

    Another 1927 cracker was their I’m coming Virginia. Tram should, I suppose, get credit not just for his own playing, but for what he got out of Bix.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knU-r_6DylM

    Here’s a trio with Eddie Lang, also 1927. Bix shuns the cornet except for a late flourish – he’s on piano here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy5bA6AIG2A

    Tram was, as you might guess, the main feature in the 1927 Trumbology.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX14HIlXeRQ

    In 1928 Bix’s health was breaking down through “inner conflicts” (delicate phrase) and alcoholism. In 1929 he and Tram finished recording together. Here are two tracks from that year, one for Hob and one for me – it’s not hard to guess which is which.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3a-R_gUj3s&feature=relmfu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVwJscDLMaQ&feature=related

    Next time: Tram and Bix together in the excellent Jean Goldkette orchestra, and in Paul Whiteman’s famous, high prestige outfit.

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