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Complete Sidney Bechet 1 & 2
Sidney Bechet
Complete Sidney Bechet 1 & 2
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #2

Sidney Bechet was one of the greatest early jazz players, a true original whose technique and invention on clarinet and soprano saxophone were unparalleled. He was able to play both with dazzling virtuosity and deep blues ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Sidney Bechet
Title: Complete Sidney Bechet 1 & 2
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Release Date: 11/8/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: New Orleans Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Dixieland
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 078636649825

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Sidney Bechet was one of the greatest early jazz players, a true original whose technique and invention on clarinet and soprano saxophone were unparalleled. He was able to play both with dazzling virtuosity and deep blues feeling. This set opens with classic 1932 recordings by the New Orleans Feetwarmers, a band he co-led with trumpeter Tommy Ladnier. "Sweetie Dear" is an irresistible dance number; "Maple Leaf Rag" is staggeringly hot. On "Indian Summer" and "One O'Clock Jump," from 1940, Bechet cuts a swath as the featured soloist in a quartet with drummer Kenny Clarke. "Blues in Thirds" and "Blues for You, Johnny" are terrific sides with pianist Earl Hines, Rex Stewart on cornet, Johnny Lindsay on bass, and Baby Dodds on drums. "Coal Black Shine," from 1941, features Red Allen on trumpet and J.C. Higgenbottom on trombone. --John Swenson

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Hot jazz, warm feet
Mark Levine | Jersey City, NJ USA | 11/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Drums include Baby Dodds, Sid Catlett, J.C. Heard, and Kenny Clarke; piano players include Earl Hines; trumpeters Henry "Red" Allen. Bechet is wonderful. And wouldn't a CD mostly comprised of selections from The New Orleans Feetwarmers make a terrific stocking stuffer!"