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Peter Ecklund: Gigs: Reminiscing in Music

The ghost of Bix Beiderbecke looms large over these sessions-and rightly so. Ecklund’s latest book is devoted to Bix’s solos, accounting for Peter’s explosive cornet entrances on most of the tracks. Like Bix, Ecklund makes a rhythm section come alive. He almost makes you forget about the occasional support offered by celeste, mandolin and steel guitar.

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