Clarinet Road Vol. 3: In Sidney's Footsteps (2012)
...one of today’s most important clarinet players; steeped in tradition, he makes it all sound brand-new."
Pamela Espland – The Minnesota Post
- I Got a Right To Sing the Blues
- Cinq Minutes (Boogie)
- What Is This Thing Called Love?
- The Broken Windmill
- Petite Fleur
- Old Fashioned Love
- En Ti Punch
- This Is That Tomorrow I Dreaded Yesterday
- Blues In The Air
- Manoir de Mes Rêves
- 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 demonstration 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.
Release Date: April, 2012
Evan Christopher, Clarinet
Julien Brunetaud, Piano
David Blenkhorn, Guitar
Sébastien Girardot, Bass
Guillaume Nouaux, Drums
Recorded May 19 & 20, 2006 by Charles Frossard at Studio Mesa (Paris, FRANCE)
Mixed and mastered by Charles FROSSARD
Produced by Evan Christopher & Sanford Hinderlie
Executive Producer: Sanford Hinderlie for STR Digital RECORDS