Blues in the Air [Fabulous/Acrobat]

Blues in the Air [Fabulous/Acrobat]

by Sidney BechetSidney Bechet


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It's too bad in a sense that Louis Armstrong gets all the attention for early-period jazz when fellow New Orleanian Sidney Bechet was just as vital, and in his time assuredly as influential. These 22 tracks display the immortal clarinetist/soprano saxophonist in his prime around the early '30s. While not an essential collection, there are many of his most well-played numbers here, including "Summertime," "China Boy," "The Sheikh of Araby," "Limehouse Blues," "Rose Room," "Jazz Me Blues," and "Muskrat Ramble." A good starter set for students or a compacted package of a much larger discography for mavens, this is a welcome piece of classic vintage jazz that can be easily recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2003
Label: Fabulous
UPC: 0824046014322
catalogNumber: 143
Rank: 9854


  1. Summertime
  2. Maple Leaf Rag
  3. One O'Clock Jump
  4. Dear Old Southland
  5. Saturday Night Blues
  6. Bechet's Steady Rider
  7. China Boy
  8. Blues in Thirds
  9. Save It, Pretty Mama
  10. Egyptian Fantasy
  11. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  12. Coal Black Shine
  13. The Sheikh of Araby
  14. Blues of Bechet
  15. Limehouse Blues
  16. Mood Indigo
  17. Blues in the Air
  18. Rose Room
  19. Twelfth Street Rag
  20. Jazz Me Blues
  21. Blue Horizon
  22. Muskrat Ramble

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sidney Bechet   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Earl Hines   Piano
Muggsy Spanier   Cornet
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Teddy Bunn   Guitar
Wellman Braud   Bass
Tommy Ladnier   Trumpet
Baby Dodds   Drums
Everett Barksdale   Electric Guitar
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Hank Duncan   Piano
Pops Foster   Bass
J.C. Heard   Drums
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Manzie Johnson   Drums
Meade "Lux" Lewis   Piano
John Lindsay   Bass
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
Wilson Myers   Bass
Morris Morand   Drums
Teddy Nixon   Trombone
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Piano
Sonny White   Piano
Ernest Williamson   Bass
Jim Tolliver   Piano
Charlie Howard   Guitar
Henry Goodwin   Trumpet
Don Donaldson   Piano
Johnny Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Paul Denniker   Composer

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