Sidney Bechet – Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me (1951)

Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me is recorded November 5, 1951 and appears on The Fabulous Sidney Bechet. Bechet was in his twilight years at the time of these recordings, and still his soprano sax playing is extremely forceful, cutting through the six-piece ensembles like a beacon, loud as anything yet devoid of stridency. The music is old-school New Orleans swing, and this at a time … Continue reading Sidney Bechet – Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me (1951)

Sidney Bechet – Petite Fleur (1954)

Petite Fleur is recorded at the Olympia Concert Paris, December 8, 1954. Bechet relocated to France in 1950 after performing as a soloist at the Paris Jazz Fair. His performance at the fair resulted in a surge in his popularity in France. After that, Bechet had little problem finding well-paid work in France. In 1951, Bechet married Elisabeth Ziegler in Antibes, France. In 1953, he signed … Continue reading Sidney Bechet – Petite Fleur (1954)

Sidney Bechet – I’ve Found A New Baby (1932)

“I´ve Found A New Baby” is recorded in New York, September 15, 1932. This style of music, with its interweaving counterpoint lines, was already old-fashioned by the time of this 1932 session, but Bechet and company were not ready to become museum pieces. [source] Line up: Sidney Bechet (soprano sax), Tommy Ladnier (trumpet), Teddy Nixon (trombone),               Henry “Hank” Duncan (piano), Wilson Myers (bass), Morris … Continue reading Sidney Bechet – I’ve Found A New Baby (1932)