Now, A Jazz Moment...
MUSIC: "Shake It and Break It", Sidney Bechet CD: Classic Sides 1940, JSP Records, JSP 933
NEA Jazz Master Marian McPartland was a big fan of clarinet and sax player, Sidney Bechet.
Marian McPartland: Hearing Sidney Bechet playing Shake It and Break It. That was the name of the tune. It was like a sort of a blues oriented thing, it had that sort of rough, barrelhouse sound but I liked those, I thought it was terrific.
MUSIC: "Shake It and Break It," Sidney Bechet, CD: Classic Sides 1940 , JSP Records, JSP 933
McPartland's own style embodies similar strengths.
MUSIC: "Take the A Train" CD: The Single Petal of a Rose, Concord CCD-4895-2, (cut 1)
This Jazz Moment with pianist Marian McPartland was created by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Marian McPartland on Sidney Bechet