Sidney Bechet

The Sidney Bechet Story [Proper]

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The Sidney Bechet Story [Proper] Review

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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
1 Sidney Bechet 03:02 Amazon
2 Sidney Bechet 02:59 Amazon
3
Sidney Bechet 02:58 Amazon
4 Sidney Bechet 03:14 Amazon
5 Sidney Bechet 03:11 Amazon
6 Sidney Bechet 03:15 Amazon
7 Sidney Bechet 02:55 Amazon
8 Sidney Bechet 03:00 Amazon
9 Sidney Bechet 03:02 Amazon
10 Sidney Bechet 03:20 Amazon
11 Sidney Bechet 02:50 Amazon
12 Sidney Bechet 03:07 Amazon
13 Sidney Bechet 03:13 Amazon
14 Sidney Bechet 03:15 Amazon
15 Sidney Bechet 03:08 Amazon
16 Sidney Bechet 02:55 Amazon
17 Sidney Bechet 02:48 Amazon
18 Sidney Bechet 02:30 Amazon
19 Sidney Bechet 02:54 Amazon
20 Sidney Bechet 02:35 Amazon
21 Sidney Bechet 02:59 Amazon
22 Sidney Bechet 03:01 Amazon
23 Sidney Bechet 02:48 Amazon
24 Sidney Bechet 03:10 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

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

Track Listing - Disc 3

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

Track Listing - Disc 4

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