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Sidney Bechet

Rob Reddy

REVIEW: Rob Reddy, 'Bechet: Our Contemporary,' Reddy Records >>

Rob Reddy has been around since the late '80s. Sidney Bechet [1897-1959] was, many say, the first important jazz soloist (recording just months prior to Louis Armstrong). 'Bechet: Our Contemporary' (Reddy Music) is Reddy's seventh album with four tracks each by both composers. It takes Bechet's pioneering music away from the ghetto of dusty time to reposition it as the groundbreaking force it once was.

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