(W) Scott Chantler (A) Scott Chantler
Told in stunning illustrations, Bix
is a near-wordless graphic biography highlighting the career of Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke, one of the most innovative jazz soloists of the 1920s next to the legendary Louis Armstrong. Composing and recording some of the landmark music in the early history of genre, Bix struggled with personal demons, facing the disapproval of his conservative parents and an increasing dependence on alcohol. Told mostly in silent panels to reflect his outsider quality and inability to communicate in anything other than musical terms, Bix
tells the story of the rapid rise and tragic fall of a musical legend-a metaphor for the glories and risks inherent in the creative life.
In Shops: Jun 10, 2020