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Ken Burns Jazz Collection: The Definitive Sidney Bechet

Ken Burns Jazz Collection: The Definitive Sidney Bechet
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Description: Sidney Bechet was one of the great pioneers of jazz, a New Orleans clarinettist of unmatched improvisational creativity who developed a highly personal voice on the difficult soprano saxophone. He could soar above an ensemble or develop lead lines with a power that rivalled trumpeters. Although he was the first great jazz soloist to record--on the 1923 "Wild Cat Blues" with Clarence Williams's Blue Five--until the late 1930s, Bechet's recordings invariably cast him as a sideman. He wouldn't achieve the kind of fame that was his due until he settled in France in the 1950s. This is an excellent introduction to his work, ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony Jazz
Release date: 5 February 2001
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 5099750103128
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