Bechet Legacy was originally comprised of Wilber, Zottola, pianist Mark Shane, guitarist Chris Flory, bassist Phil Flanagan and drummer Chuck Riggs with Pug Horton taking occasional vocals. The 1981-82 version heard on this two-CD set features Wilber, Zottola and Shane with guitarist Mike Peters, bassist Len Skeat and drummer Butch Miles.
While Bechet Legacy recorded several albums, the music on this remarkable two-CD set, which is drawn from a pair of concerts in England that took place in 1981 and 1982, is all previously unreleased. Bechet Legacy does the music and memory of Sidney Bechet justice during these extensive performances which are essential for
any true lover of swinging jazz.