Sidney Bechet

The Sidney Bechet Story [Proper]

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This lovingly compiled four-disc box set presents many of the finest recordings by clarinet and soprano-saxophone innovator Sidney Bechet. One of Louis Armstrong's only true peers, the New Orleans-born Bechet was a bold improviser who influenced scores of jazz artists, and his talent is evident on every track here, including a rollicking take on Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag," the jaunty "Stompy Jones," and a sweltering rendition of "Summertime." For those who find this comprehensive four-disc/93-track compilation too daunting, the Bechet installment of the KEN BURNS JAZZ series is ideal.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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2 02:59 Amazon
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4 03:14 Amazon
5 03:11 Amazon
6 03:15 Amazon
7 02:55 Amazon
8 03:00 Amazon
9 03:02 Amazon
10 03:20 Amazon
11 02:50 Amazon
12 03:07 Amazon
13 03:13 Amazon
14 03:15 Amazon
15 03:08 Amazon
16 02:55 Amazon
17 02:48 Amazon
18 02:30 Amazon
19 02:54 Amazon
20 02:35 Amazon
21 02:59 Amazon
22 03:01 Amazon
23 02:48 Amazon
24 03:10 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 04:19 Amazon
2 04:22 Amazon
3 03:42 Amazon
4 04:25 Amazon
5 04:46 Amazon
6 04:20 Amazon
7 04:24 Amazon
8 03:13 Amazon
9 02:28 Amazon
10 03:09 Amazon
11 02:45 Amazon
12 02:33 Amazon
13 02:55 Amazon
14 04:13 Amazon
15 03:20 Amazon
16 03:09 Amazon
17 05:04 Amazon
18 04:05 Amazon
19 03:08 Amazon
20 03:00 Amazon
21 03:15 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:51 Amazon
2 03:19 Amazon
3 03:31 Amazon
4 02:57 Amazon
5 02:54 Amazon
6 02:49 Amazon
7 03:01 Amazon
8 02:35 Amazon
9 02:11 Amazon
10 02:31 Amazon
11 03:03 Amazon
12 02:39 Amazon
13 02:36 Amazon
14 02:58 Amazon
15 02:31 Amazon
16 02:46 Amazon
17 03:10 Amazon
18 02:59 Amazon
19 03:13 Amazon
20 02:37 Amazon
21 02:28 Amazon
22 03:31 Amazon
23 04:51 Amazon
24 04:51 Amazon
25 04:48 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:20 Amazon
2 03:18 Amazon
3 02:40 Amazon
4 02:31 Amazon
5 02:54 Amazon
6 03:37 Amazon
7 02:42 Amazon
8 03:02 Amazon
9 04:08 Amazon
10 03:58 Amazon
11 03:11 Amazon
12 02:50 Amazon
13 03:12 Amazon
14 03:09 Amazon
15 03:09 Amazon
16 02:29 Amazon
17 03:04 Amazon
18 02:51 Amazon
19 04:03 Amazon
20 04:07 Amazon
21 03:47 Amazon
22 03:02 Amazon
23 02:55 Amazon
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