Sidney Bechet

Essential Original Albums (545508)

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Essential Original Albums

Sidney Bechet

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Essential Original Albums

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3-CDs DELUXE 10-PANEL DIGIPACK BOX SET

This release presents some of the best recordings made by the legendary soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet. All of the tracks included here are studio recordings with excellent sound quality, and showcase Bechet at his best both during his early years in the United States and in his final decade in Europe.

The six complete albums contained on this set are: GENIUS OF SOPRANO SAX VOLS. 1 & 2, SIDNEY BECHET-MARTIAL SOLAL, NEW ORLEANS IN PARIS, BRUSSELS 1958, and BECHET SOUVENIRS

PERSONNEL:

SIDNEY BECHET, soprano sax on all tracks, with:

CD 1 [1-12]: GENIUS OF SOPRANO SAX Vol.1
CD 1 [13-26]: GENIUS OF SOPRANO SAX Vol.2
Collective personnel: Tommy Ladnier, Sidney de Paris, Rex Stewart, Henry “Red” Allen, Charlie Shavers (tp), Mezz Mezzrow (cl), Willie “The Lion” Smith, Earl Hines, Jelly Roll Morton (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Wellman Braud (b), Zutty Singleton, Kenny Clarke, Sidney Catlett (d), among others. Recorded in New York & Chicago, 1932-1941 and Live at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, January 31, 1952 (track 26).

CD 2 [1-14]: SIDNEY BECHET-MARTIAL SOLAL  (Swing LDM-30065) 1/2
MARTIAL SOLAL, piano; LLOYD THOMPSON or PIERRE MICHELOT, bass;
AL LEVITT or KENNY CLARKE, drums. Paris, France, March-June 1957.

CD 2 [15-25]: NEW ORLEANS IN PARIS (Vogue LD-094)
LIL HARDIN ARMSTRONG, piano; ZUTTY SINGLETON, drums.
Paris, France, October 7, 1952.

CD 3 [1-9]: BRUSSELS 1958 (Vogue CLD-827)
BUCK CLAYTON, trumpet; VIC DICKENSON, trombone; GEORGE WEIN, piano; ARVELL SHAW, bass; KANSAS FIELDS, drums.
On track 9 add SARAH VAUGHAN (vocals) and the International Youth Band conducted by Marshall Brown.
Recorded live at the World Fair, Brussels, Belgium,
July 29-August 3, 1958.

CD 3 [10-17]: BECHET SOUVENIRS
SIDNEY BECHET & CLAUDE LUTER with ANDRÉ REWELIOTTY’s Mimosa Jazzband. Paris, France, September 7, 1951.

CD 1: TOTAL TIME: 76:38 min.

01 Maple Leaf Rag
02 I’ve Found A New Baby
03 Weary Blues
04 Really The Blues
05 High Society
06 Indian Summer
07 Sidney’s Blues
08 Shake It And Break It
09 Wild Man Blues
10 Save It, Pretty Mama
11 Stompy Jones
12 Muskrat Ramble
13 Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
14 The Sheik Of Araby [One Man Band]
15 When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
16 I’m Coming Virginia
17 Strange Fruit
18 Blues In The Air
19 The Mooche
20 Twelfth Street Rag
21 Mood Indigo
22 What Is This Thing Called Love
23 Rose Room
24 Oh! Lady Be Good
25 Blues Of Bechet [One Man Band]
26 Petite Fleur (Live Version)  

CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 76:46 min.

01 I Only Have Eyes For You
02 The Man I Love
03 Exactly Like You
04 These Foolish Things
05 Once In A While
06 Jeepers Creepers
07 I Never Knew
08 Pennies From Heaven
09 All The Things You Are
10 All Of Me
11 Embraceable You
12 Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
13 Rose Room
14 It Don’t Mean A Thing
15 Milenberg Joys
16 Limehouse Blues
17 The Blue Room
18 Ol’ Rockin’ Chair
19 Big Butter And Egg Man
20 My Melancholy Baby
21 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
22 Black Bottom
23 Baby’s Prayer
24 Lazy River
25 Stars Fell On Alabama/Lazy River

CD 3: TOTAL TIME: 73:48 min.

01 Introduction
02 Indiana
03 Society Blues
04 In A Sentimental Mood
05 Swanee River
06 All Of Me
07 St. Louis Blues
08 When The Saints Go Marchin’ In
09 Blues Ad-Lib
10 Kansas City Man Blues
11 Of All The Wrongs You’ve Done To Me
12 Apex Blues
13 Together
14 Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet [Mets Ton Vieux Bonnet Gris]
15 Sleepy Time Gal
16 Darling Nelly Gray
17 Sidney’s Wedding Day