Thursday, April 2, 2009
Polka Dot Stomp, Sidney Bechet
Today I was searching on Youtube for Polka Dot Stomp. This is a great masterpiece by former jazz master Sidney Bechet. I was unable to find a recording of Polka Dot Stomp by Bechet in all of Youtube. I was then determined to present the mastery of Bechet in this piece to Youtube, so I made a video featuring the piece and uploaded it here.
Sidney Bechet was a master of both the clarinet and soprano sax. He had a vibrant and unconstrained style in which he played with a great heaping helping of vibrato that allows you to identify his sound instantly. I hope my video introduces the mastery of Bechet to more people.