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Budd Johnson & Earl Hines – Mr Bechet


Budd Johnson didn’t do much recording as a leader, so this French studio date is particularly valuable. He’s reunited with Earl Hines, with whom he played during three stints between 1932-1942; they’re joined by drummer Panama Francis and bassist Jimmy Leary.

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The title track is an original tribute to the king of soprano saxophonists, Sidney Bechet. Though it was his second instrument, Johnson delivers a powerful solo with his own unique tone. He’s back to tenor sax for the bluesy “Am I Wasting My Time?” and clearly enjoys himself on Hines’ romping “Linger Awhile”. Like all of Budd Johnson’s releases, this LP is strongly recommended.


Blues For Sale
Gone With The Wind
If You were Mine
Am I Waisting My Time
The Dirty Old Man
Linger Awhile
Mr Bechet


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Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm