Sidney Bechet – At Storyville

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“Taken from Sidney Bechet’s last major tour of the United States, this live session teams his passionate soprano with the subtle wit of trombonist Vic Dickenson and a fine rhythm section (including George Wein on piano). This set may only contain familiar standards, but the general enthusiasm and the interplay between Bechet and Dickenson makes the music enjoyable and well worth hearing.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:

00:00 A1 Bugle Call Blues (George Wein)
06:53 A2 Indiana (James F. Hanley / Ballard MacDonald)
13:11 A3 Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams)
21:38 A4 Jazz Me Blues (Tom Delaney)
26:07 B1 “C” Jam Blues (Barney Bigard / Duke Ellington)
30:53 B2 On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
38:40 B3 Crazy Rhythm (Irving Caesar / Roger Wolfe Kahn / Joseph Meyer)
44:35 B4 Oh! Lady Be Good (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
50:54 B5 Honeysuckle Rose (Andy Razaf / Fats Waller)


Jimmy Woode – bass
Buzzy Drootin – drums
George Wein – piano
Sidney Bechet – soprano saxophone
Vic Dickenson – trombone


Recorded at the Storyville Club, Copley Square Hotel, Boston, 25th October 1953
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