This disc derives from a 1995 concert in Hamburg. Nine of the 16 numbers were either by Bechet or associated with him by his performance. “Si Tu Vois Ma Mere” (“If You See My Mother”), new to this writer, has a pretty melody on which Wilber and Randy Sandke (trumpet) play movingly. Shane is dependably on piano, and the rhythm section is enhanced by Butch Miles on drums.
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