Clarinet Road Vol. III: In Sidney’s Footsteps

Clarinet Road Vol. 3: In Sidney's Footsteps (201​2)

​ of today’s most important clarinet players; steeped in tradition, he makes it all sound brand-new."

Pamela Espland – The Minnesota Post

Track Listing:

  1. I Got ​a Right To Sing ​the Blues
  2. Cinq Minutes (Boogie)
  3. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  4. The Broken Windmill
  5. Petite Fleur
  6. Old Fashioned Love
  7. En Ti Punch
  8. This Is That Tomorrow I Dreaded Yesterday
  9. Blues In The Air
  10. Manoir de Mes Rêves
  11. When I Grow Too Old To Dream

Total Time: ​62min

​About This Music:

​Although this material wasn't released until 2012, it was actually recorded in Paris in 2006, when I was in residence following the flooding of New Orleans. ​I took the same rhythm section as the live recording from the Meridien Hotel​ into the studio along with a young pianist named Julian Brunetaud.

The collection of standards had a loose theme around Sidney Bechet who expatriated to Paris for the last decade of his life. Among the Bechet compositions is a song he never officially recorded, ​except for a ​piano demonstrat​ion​ someone captured of him at a party.

I don't recall why it took so long to release. I think other CD releases ​neccessitated pushing it out, but in the end, I was glad that Sandy Hinderlie thought it would be appropriate for the Clarinet Road series.

Album Info:

Release Date: ​April, 2012

Evan C​hristopher, ​Clarinet
Julien ​Brunetaud, Piano
David B​lenkhorn, Guitar
Sébastien Girardot, Bass
Guillaume Nouaux, Drums

Recorded May 19 & 20, 2006 by Charles F​rossard at Studio Mesa ​(Paris, FRANCE)

Mixed and mastered by Charles FROSSARD

Produced by Evan C​hristopher & Sanford H​inderlie

Executive Producer: Sanford H​inderlie for STR Digital RECORDS

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