Album artwork for Sidney Bechet en Suisse by Sidney Bechet

On May 14, 1949, during a now legendary concert, Sidney Bechet celebrated his 52nd birthday on the stage of the Victoria Hall in Geneva. On May 14, 1959, he passed away at his home in Garches, near Paris. During the intervening 10 years, Sidney Bechet would leave the United States to settle in Europe, and would enjoy unprecedented popularity. He also maintained a privileged relationship with Switzerland, to the extent that he considered settling on the shores of Lake Geneva, where he had made friends. It is to that little known part of Sidney Bechet's story that this box set is dedicated.

216 page Art Book + 4 CDs presented in a slipcase with hot-stamped gold printing, including: A 216-page hardcover art book, format 12" x 12". Approx. 250 photos and 140 documents, all rare or previously unseen. Bilingual essay (English/French) by his biographers Fabrice Zammarchi with the collaboration of Roland Hippenmeyer. English version by Jennifer Gay. Previously unpublished interviews with his Swiss friends. Forewords by his son Daniel Sidney Bechet, his student Bob Wilber, and his road manager Claude Wolff. 4 CDs of rare or unreleased recordings preserved and restored from the best surviving audio sources, and high definition mastering. Over 4 hours and 15 minutes of concerts, radio shows, and interviews from the vaults of Radio-Genève, Radio-Lausanne, and various private sources.

Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet en Suisse

United Music Foundation
Album artwork for Sidney Bechet en Suisse by Sidney Bechet
CDx4

£79.99

Released 14/04/2023Catalogue Number

UMF0010CD

Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet en Suisse

United Music Foundation
Album artwork for Sidney Bechet en Suisse by Sidney Bechet
CDx4

£79.99

Released 14/04/2023Catalogue Number

UMF0010CD

On May 14, 1949, during a now legendary concert, Sidney Bechet celebrated his 52nd birthday on the stage of the Victoria Hall in Geneva. On May 14, 1959, he passed away at his home in Garches, near Paris. During the intervening 10 years, Sidney Bechet would leave the United States to settle in Europe, and would enjoy unprecedented popularity. He also maintained a privileged relationship with Switzerland, to the extent that he considered settling on the shores of Lake Geneva, where he had made friends. It is to that little known part of Sidney Bechet's story that this box set is dedicated.

216 page Art Book + 4 CDs presented in a slipcase with hot-stamped gold printing, including: A 216-page hardcover art book, format 12" x 12". Approx. 250 photos and 140 documents, all rare or previously unseen. Bilingual essay (English/French) by his biographers Fabrice Zammarchi with the collaboration of Roland Hippenmeyer. English version by Jennifer Gay. Previously unpublished interviews with his Swiss friends. Forewords by his son Daniel Sidney Bechet, his student Bob Wilber, and his road manager Claude Wolff. 4 CDs of rare or unreleased recordings preserved and restored from the best surviving audio sources, and high definition mastering. Over 4 hours and 15 minutes of concerts, radio shows, and interviews from the vaults of Radio-Genève, Radio-Lausanne, and various private sources.