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Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: "Singin' the Blues, Bix, and Tram" More About The Bix Influence

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  • kknauer
    I thought Bix s use of the whole tone scale was something influenced by the impressionist composers he listened to. (Boy, I wish I knew more about music, I
    Message 1 of 30 , Apr 24, 2006
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      I thought Bix's use of the whole tone scale was something influenced by the impressionist composers he listened to. (Boy, I wish I knew more about music, I can play it a little but I sure as heck can't read it.)


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: David Brown
      Subject: RE: [RedHotJazz] Re: "Singin' the Blues, Bix, and Tram" More About The Bix Influence


      Hello Albert

      I have been scouring my Ellingtonia for Bix ref. A 1969 'Newsweek'
      interview as reported in Jewell :-

      Collier observes whole tone scales in 'New Orleans Lowdown' and 'Awful Sad'
      and muses that these came into the band through Whetsol who had picked it up
      from Bix 'who knew some of the Ellington men and was using whole tone scales
      himself.'

      Several sources report Bix's presence at Ellington gigs and one has him
      sitting in.

      Dave

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