Blues in the Air [Fabulous/Acrobat]

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
It's too bad in a sense that Louis Armstrong gets all the attention for early-period jazz when fellow New Orleanian Sidney Bechet was just as vital, and in his time assuredly as influential. These 22 tracks display the immortal clarinetist/soprano saxophonist in his prime around the early '30s. While not an essential collection, there are many of his most well-played numbers here, including "Summertime," "China Boy," "The Sheikh of Araby," "Limehouse Blues," "Rose Room," "Jazz Me Blues," and "Muskrat Ramble." A good starter set for students or a compacted package of a much larger discography for mavens, this is a welcome piece of classic vintage jazz that can be ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
It's too bad in a sense that Louis Armstrong gets all the attention for early-period jazz when fellow New Orleanian Sidney Bechet was just as vital, and in his time assuredly as influential. These 22 tracks display the immortal clarinetist/soprano saxophonist in his prime around the early '30s. While not an essential collection, there are many of his most well-played numbers here, including "Summertime," "China Boy," "The Sheikh of Araby," "Limehouse Blues," "Rose Room," "Jazz Me Blues," and "Muskrat Ramble." A good starter set for students or a compacted package of a much larger discography for mavens, this is a welcome piece of classic vintage jazz that can be easily recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2003
  • Label: Fabulous
  • UPC: 824046014322
  • Catalog Number: 143
  • Sales rank: 83,546

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Summertime (4:08)
  2. 2 Maple Leaf Rag (2:57)
  3. 3 One O'Clock Jump (2:24)
  4. 4 Dear Old Southland (4:02)
  5. 5 Saturday Night Blues (2:57)
  6. 6 Bechet's Steady Rider (2:55)
  7. 7 China Boy (3:55)
  8. 8 Blues in Thirds (2:55)
  9. 9 Save It, Pretty Mama (2:55)
  10. 10 Egyptian Fantasy (3:05)
  11. 11 Baby Won't You Please Come Home (2:35)
  12. 12 Coal Black Shine (2:41)
  13. 13 The Sheikh of Araby (2:09)
  14. 14 Blues of Bechet (1:53)
  15. 15 Limehouse Blues (2:36)
  16. 16 Mood Indigo (3:12)
  17. 17 Blues in the Air (2:46)
  18. 18 Rose Room (2:34)
  19. 19 Twelfth Street Rag (3:03)
  20. 20 Jazz Me Blues (4:13)
  21. 21 Blue Horizon (4:21)
  22. 22 Muskrat Ramble (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sidney Bechet Primary Artist, Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
Sidney DeParis Trumpet
Earl Hines Piano
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Rex Stewart Cornet
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Teddy Bunn Guitar
Wellman Braud Bass
Tommy Ladnier Trumpet
Baby Dodds Drums
Everett Barksdale Electric Guitar
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Kenny Clarke Drums
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Hank Duncan Piano
Pops Foster Bass
J.C. Heard Drums
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Manzie Johnson Drums
Meade "Lux" Lewis Piano
John Lindsay Bass
Carmen Mastren Guitar
Wilson Myers Bass
Morris Morand Drums
Teddy Nixon Trombone
Willie "The Lion" Smith Piano
Sonny White Piano
Ernest Williamson Bass
Jim Tolliver Piano
Charlie Howard Guitar
Henry Goodwin Trumpet
Don Donaldson Piano
Johnny Williams Jr. Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Count Basie Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Brooks Bowman Composer
Paul Denniker Composer
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