Sidney Bechet - The Unique (CD)
Release Date: 11/08/11
Although domiciled in France for much of his career, the unique Sidney Bechet was one of the most skilful and influential clarinettists in New Orleans where he was born in 1897. His style and tone set the model for the Dixieland and Trad Jazz movements of the 1950s and were hugely influential on players such as Chris Barber. This collection features some of his greatest moments. Tracks include; 'I Found A New Baby','Trixie Blues','Jada','Maple Leaf Rag', 'Really The Blues'.