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This collection covers Sidney Bechet's recordings during most of the World War II years. Music from his final two Victor dates begins the CD, highlighted by memorable versions of "The Mooche" and "What Is This Thing Called Love?" Three extended V-Disc performances (all between four and five minutes long) match Bechet's soprano with trombonist Vic Dickenson in exciting fashion. Also included is a Blue Note date that has the classic "Blue Horizon" and four numbers on which Bechet is a sideman with pianist Cliff Jackson's Village Cats. While Bechet is the main star, there are also hot solos from Dickenson, trumpeters Charlie Shavers and Sidney DeParis, and pianists Willie "The Lion" Smith and Cliff Jackson. Sidney Bechet always sounds enthusiastic, and listeners not already owning a complete collection of his Victor dates will find this collection quite enjoyable.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 3307517086020
catalogNumber: 860

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sidney Bechet   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Ensemble
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Art Hodes   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Wellman Braud   Bass
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Eddie Dougherty   Drums
Pops Foster   Bass
Cliff Jackson   Piano
Manzie Johnson   Drums
Wilbert Kirk   Drums
Wilson Myers   Bass
Gene Sedric   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Piano
Ernest Williamson   Bass
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone
Henry Goodwin   Trumpet
Don Donaldson   Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Slim Gaillard   Composer
Jack Pettis   Composer
Sidney Bechet   Composer
Euday L. Bowman   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Art Hickman   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Harry Williams   Composer
Billy Meyers   Composer

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