The Best of Sidney Bechet [Blue Note]

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Sidney Bechet was jazz's first great saxophone soloist. When Alfred Lion began Blue Note Records, he made Bechet one of his cornerstone artists. Bechet recorded for Blue Note from 1939 into the 1950s, making several stunning recordings in the traditional New Orleans jazz vein. Although no single disc collection could adequately depict Bechet's contributions, this 18-track set contains several outstanding blues, stomps, ballads and jams, featuring Bechet alongside many fellow luminaries. From wailing slow tunes to feisty exchanges and sentimental melodies, this is an excellent batch of Sidney Bechet performances.
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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Sidney Bechet was jazz's first great saxophone soloist. When Alfred Lion began Blue Note Records, he made Bechet one of his cornerstone artists. Bechet recorded for Blue Note from 1939 into the 1950s, making several stunning recordings in the traditional New Orleans jazz vein. Although no single disc collection could adequately depict Bechet's contributions, this 18-track set contains several outstanding blues, stomps, ballads and jams, featuring Bechet alongside many fellow luminaries. From wailing slow tunes to feisty exchanges and sentimental melodies, this is an excellent batch of Sidney Bechet performances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/1994
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724382889120
  • Catalog Number: 28891
  • Sales rank: 5,890

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sidney Bechet Primary Artist, Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Sidney DeParis Trumpet
Art Hodes Piano
Bunk Johnson Trumpet
Jonah Jones Trumpet
Albert Nicholas Clarinet
Danny Alvin Drums
Joe Sullivan Piano
Buddy Weed Piano
Wild Bill Davison Cornet
Teddy Bunn Guitar
Walter Page Bass
Jimmy Archey Trombone
Johnny Blowers Drums
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Pops Foster Bass
Manzie Johnson Drums
Slick Jones Drums
Meade "Lux" Lewis Piano
John Williams [double bass] Bass
Sandy Williams Trombone
Freddie Moore Drums
Technical Credits
Art Hodes Contributor
Bunk Johnson Contributor
Kid Ory Composer
Wild Bill Davison Contributor
Armand Piron Composer
Sidney Bechet Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Pops Foster Contributor
Turner Layton Composer
Jack Palmer Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Johan Jones Contributor
Ray Gilbert Composer
Traditional Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Bechet from Blue Note

    This CD offers a good selection of Bechet's work for Blue Note in the late 30s and early 40s. Especially noteworthy are the tour de force ''Blue Horizon'' (a five-chorus solo) and three numbers recorded with clarinetist Albert Nicholas. Bechet was an extremely domineering musical performer, but when he found someone who could stand up to him, the results were often phenomenal.

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