Petite Fleur [Definitive]

Petite Fleur [Definitive]

by Sidney Bechet
     
 

There are numerous Sidney Bechet collections named after one of his most enduring compositions, "Petite Fleur." Released in 2008 with cover art dating back to the 1950s, Definitive's "Petite Fleur" is a better-than-average selection of Bechet's Victor/Bluebird recordings from the '30s and early '40s. The old Crescent City processional "High Society" is played by See more details below

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There are numerous Sidney Bechet collections named after one of his most enduring compositions, "Petite Fleur." Released in 2008 with cover art dating back to the 1950s, Definitive's "Petite Fleur" is a better-than-average selection of Bechet's Victor/Bluebird recordings from the '30s and early '40s. The old Crescent City processional "High Society" is played by Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen. The rest of the Victors are by Bechet's New Orleans Feetwarmers, except for "Sheik of Araby" and "Blues of Bechet," which were early experiments in overdubbing by Sidney Bechet's One Man Band; incredibly, they were done using multiple 78 rpm records. Tacked onto the end is the title tune, recorded for the Vogue label in January 1952 at the Salle Playel in Paris during a concert presented by critic and jazz advocate Charles Delaunay. On this track, Bechet is backed by clarinetist Claude Luter and his orchestra. Definitive's "Petite Fleur" is highly recommended as a concentrated sampling of classic recordings made by a master musician during his prime.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/2009
Label:
Membrane
UPC:
4011222325433
catalogNumber:
2232543

Tracks

  1. Maple Leaf Rag  -  New Orleans Feetwarmers
  2. I've Found a New Baby  -  New Orleans Feetwarmers
  3. Weary Blues
  4. Really the Blues
  5. High Society  -  Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen
  6. Indian Summer  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  7. Sidney's Blues  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  8. Shake It and Break It  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  9. Wild Man Blues  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  10. Save It, Pretty Mama  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  11. Stompy Jones
  12. Muskrat Ramble  -  Henry Levine Barefoot Dixieland Philharmonic
  13. Baby Won't You Please Come Home  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  14. The Sheik of Araby
  15. When It's Sleepy Time Down South  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  16. I'm Coming Virginia  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  17. Strange Fruit
  18. Blues in the Air  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  19. The Mooche  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  20. Twelfth Street Rag  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  21. Mood Indigo  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  22. What Is This Thing Called Love  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  23. Rose Room  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  24. Oh! Lady Be Good  -  Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  25. Blues of Bechet
  26. Petite Fleur  -  Claude Luter et Son Orchestre

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sidney Bechet   Primary Artist,Bass,Clarinet,Piano,Drums,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Earl Hines   Piano
Jelly Roll Morton   Piano
Albert Nicholas   Clarinet
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Henry Levine   Trumpet
Wellman Braud   Bass
Tommy Ladnier   Trumpet
Bernard Addison   Guitar
Gus Aiken   Trumpet
Baby Dodds   Drums
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Happy Caldwell   Tenor Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Tony Colucci   Guitar
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Hank Duncan   Piano
Harry Goodwin   Trumpet
J.C. Heard   Drums
Arthur Herbert   Drums
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Manzie Johnson   Drums
Claude Jones   Trombone
John Lindsay   Bass
Lawrence Lucie   Guitar
Wilson Myers   Bass
Mezz Mezzrow   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Nixon   Trombone
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Piano
Sonny White   Piano
Ernest Williamson   Bass
Lem Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Tolliver   Piano
Christian Azzi   Piano
Roland Bianchini   Bass
Claude Luter   Clarinet
Claude Philippe   Banjo
Bernard Zacharias   Trombone
Elmer James   Bass
Charlie Howard   Guitar
Morris Morland   Drums
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Alfie Evans   Clarinet
Harry Patent   Bass
Don Donaldson   Piano
Rudolph Adler   Tenor Saxophone
Nat Levine   Drums
Cliff Jackson & His Crazy Cats   Piano
"Moustache" Galepides   Drums
Mario Janarro   Piano
Guy Longnon   Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Victor Herbert   Composer
Scott Joplin   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Sidney Bechet   Composer,Liner Notes
Will Marion Cook   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mezz Mezzrow   Composer
Arthur Morton   Liner Notes
Jack Palmer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Bert Williams   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Paul Denniker   Composer
Artie Matthews   Composer
James Sumner   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Lewis Allan   Composer
Vanessa Renée   Composer

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