Sidney Bechet

Jazz Nocturne, Vol. 5

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The fifth of twelve LPs in this series features the Bechet Quintet during two radio broadcasts in April 1945. Bechet plays as inspired as usual but this volume (one of the strongest in the program) ranks as one of trumpeter Johnny Windhurst's finest of his career. The 18-year old was unrecorded up to that point but he fits in surprisingly well with the volatile Bechet on these trad jazz standards.