Recently I saw a Quad-City Times story about yet another book purporting to enlighten the public about the life and career of Bix Beiderbecke. I
Scott Black is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Bix Beiderbecke. His massive collection of Bix research has become a centerpiece in the newly established Bix Museum archives in Davenport. Like Bix, Scott is a cornet player. He currently performs at jazz clubs in Shanghai, China. This piece was originally published in the Quad City Times under the title “So, we suffer yet another flawed ‘biography’ on Bix” on September 17, 2017.