Documentary: Bix Beiderbecke


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In 1981, director Brigitte Berman released Bix: 'Ain't None of Them Play Like Him,' a documentary on cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. The short-sentence narration and interviews with Beiderbecke's bandmates are remarkable. You may know Berman best as the winner of an Oscar for Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got, which she shared in 1987 with Down and Out in America, directed by Lee Grant. Berman's most recent documentary is Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009).

Here's the Bix documentary, with a special thanks to reader David Perrine for sending along the link...

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