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Sidney Bechet: Sidney Bechet, 1938-1952

Read "Sidney Bechet, 1938-1952" reviewed by Joel Roberts


New Orleans jazz legend Sidney Bechet was all the rage in Paris in the late '40s and early '50s, when he recorded the sides included on disc one of this new two-CD package. After some lean years in the US, when he temporarily dropped out of the music business to run a tailor shop in Harlem, Bechet journeyed to Paris, where his blend of traditional jazz and full-bodied swing made him the toast of the town. He'd live out the ...

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Extended Analysis

Django Reinhardt 1933-1952

Read "Django Reinhardt 1933-1952" reviewed by Ty Cumbie


Django Reinhardt Django Reinhardt 1933-1952 BD Jazz 2004

On “Blues Clair," a terrific up-tempo piece I'd not heard before the welcome arrival of this 2-CD set, Django Reinhardt delivers one of the greatest solos you'll hear on any instrument, in any style of music. Right away we hear all the elements that made his legend. He had the technique to crank up to light speed when he wanted, but he doesn't overdo the speedy ...


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