Following a Bix Beiderbecke feature on the most recent 50 Miles of Elbow Room, I’ve been listening to a lot of his records (Primo’s The Art of Bix Beiderbecke is a very handy introduction). One of the things I was sad to miss out of the show on Sunday was Bix’s own compositions, and indeed his piano playing. Have a listen to this, ‘In A Mist’, recorded in 1927 and a Bix original. It was recorded, as all of his most interesting pieces were, for Okeh, and is said to be influenced by Bix’s interest in Impressionism. Make of that what you will.
In A Mist