Music: Like BIX

From a loudspeaker outside the Brass Rail Theater Bar, a smoky, crowded joint on Chicago's brassy Randolph Street, came hard, driving music. One old connoisseur who heard it stopped in his tracks and said, "My God. it's Bix." But the sign in the window said Jimmy MacPartland. It was Jimmy playing the golden cornet that Jazz Immortal Bix Beiderbecke had given him years ago.

Jimmy MacPartland was back home last week. He was the only survivor in those parts" of the "Austin High gang," some of whom had gone to school together on Chicago's...

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