The Best of Sidney Bechet [Blue Note]

The Best of Sidney Bechet [Blue Note]

by Sidney BechetSidney Bechet




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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/1994
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724382889120
catalogNumber: 28891

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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