Day 266

Like a girl saying yes

September 21st, 2012

That's how Eddie Condon described the sound emanating from the horn of Bix Beiderbecke, a jazz cornet legend and Prohibition-era alcoholic who died of pneumonia in this Sunnyside apartment building at the age of 28, leaving behind a truncated but "scintillating oeuvre". Check out this documentary to hear him play and learn more about his life.

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