18 July, 2011

Sidney Bechet et Claude Luter – Jazz In Paris (1948-49)

Sidney Bechet et Claude Luter – Jazz In Paris (1948-49)
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 290MB
Gitanes | 24-bit remastered
Amazon:
First, the Cd is about 43 minutes long, about 30 minutes of Bechet, the rest involves pianist Luter which Bechet does not play on (despite the title of the cd which may give such an indication that Bechet plays with Luter).
Second, the sound quality is terrific.
Third, regarding performance, recorded in 1953 to 1955, the performances by Bechet (on Soprano Saxaphone) never sounded hotter. The performances by Luter are stagnent and unimpressive by comparison.
Dustygroove:
The Paris scene of the postwar years had a real love affair with Sidney Bechet – and it was in Paris that Bechet cut some of his finest recordings of later years! This set brings together material from Bechet's first 2 sessions in France – a 1948 date that features a small orchestra of French players, supporting Bechet's work on soprano sax; and a 1949 session done with a quartet that includes Kenny Clark on drums. Bechet's soprano is recorded beautifully throughout – with a free-swinging sound that's sentimental, but never too much so – and a sense of tone that clearly had a huge influence on many players to come. The CD is completed by an additional 6 tracks from the contemporaneous group of Claude Luter, a French clarinetist who worked in a traditional jazz style that was similar to that of Bechet. All material is originally from 78rpm singles on the Blue Star label, and remastered here for the set – with titles that include "High Society", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "It Had To Be You", "Ooh Boogie", "After You've Gone", "Margie", "Gatemout", and "South African Blues".

Tracks

-01. "Honeysuckle Rose" -2:58
-02. "High Society" -3:17
-03. "On the Sunny Side of the Street" -2:41
-04. "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me" -2:39
-05. "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams" -3:08
-06. "It Had To Be You" -2:40
-07. "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" -2:29
-08. "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" -2:36
-09. "Ooh ! Boogie !" -2:54
-10. "After You've Gone" -2:29
-11. "I'm Goin' Way Down Home" -2:24
-12. "Margie" -2:25
-13. "Gate Mouth" -2:45
-14. "South African Blues" -2:54
-15. "Snake Rag" -2:53
-16. "Weary Way Blues" -2:39
-17. "Sweet Lovin' Man" -2:48
-18. "Panama" -2:48

Personnel
*Banjo – Claude Philippe (tracks: 13 to 18)
*Clarinet – Claude Luter (tracks: 13 to 18)
*Bass – Guy De Fatto (tracks: 1 to 4), P Michelot (tracks: 5 to 12), R Bianchini (tracks: 13 to 18)
*Drums – A Jourdan (tracks: 1 to 4), Kenny Clarke (tracks: 5 to 12), M Pacout (tracks: 13 to 18)
*Guitar – Jean-Pierre Sasson (tracks: 1 to 4)
*Piano – Christian Azzi (tracks: 13 to 18), Eddie Bernard (tracks: 1 to 12)
*Saxophone [Soprano] – Sidney Bechet (tracks: 1 to 12)
*Trombone – Benny Vasseur (tracks: 1 to 4), Mowgli Jospin (tracks: 13 to 18)
*Trumpet – C Rabanit* (tracks: 13 to 18), G Bayol (tracks: 1 to 4), Pierre Merlin (tracks: 13 to 18)

Notes
Digitally remastered on 24-bit
Recorded in Paris on June 23, 1948 at the Pathé-Pelouze studio (13-18), May 16, 1949 at the Technisonor studio (1-4) and November 3, 1949 at the Pathé-Pelouze studio (5-12)
Reissue of the Blue Star 78rpm discs 93, 101, 107 (Claude Luter), 128, 129, 140, 142, 148 and 152 (Sidney Bechet)
#22 in the Jazz in Paris series

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