Budd Johnson & Earl Hines Mr. Bechet 180g LP
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the December 2007 Issue of Stereophile! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Saxophonist Budd Johnson didn't record much, which makes this 1974 set with the great Earl Hines all the more interesting. Of course, the real reason it's special is because of some damn-fine music by some outstanding jazzmen. Johnson and Hines are joined by drummer Panama Francis and bassist Jimmy Leary. The title tracks is an original tribute to the king of soprano saxophonists Sidney Bechet.
This LP was originally issued on Black & Blue 33.084, titled 'The Dirty Old Men' minus the track "Mr. Bechet". It is now reissued with the additinal track which has only been available on 'The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions' CD version.
• 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Budd Johnson, tenor and soprano saxophone
Earl Hines, piano
Panama Francis, drums
Jimmy Leary, bass
1. Blues For Sale
2. Gone With The Wind
3. If You Were Mine
4. Am I Waisting My Time
5. The Dirty Old Man
6. Linger Awhile
7. Mr. Bechet
Recorded at Seed Studio in Vallauris, France on July 16th, 1974.