Sidney Bechet



Sidney Bechet

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1908 to 1957
Born
May 14, 1897 in New Orleans
Died
May 14, 1959
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Biography
Sidney Bechet (May 14, 1897 – May 14, 1959) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz (beating cornetist and trumpeter Louis Armstrong to the recording studio by several months and later playing duets with him) and was perhaps the first notable jazz saxophonist. His playing is characterized by forceful delivery, well-constructed improvisations, and a distinctive wide vibrato. Bechet's erratic temperament hampered his career, however, and not until the late 1940s did he earn wide acclaim.
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Top Songs by Sidney Bechet


Gentlemanly Music

Wild Cat Blues

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Black and Blue

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Hold Tight

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Reefer Blues: Vintage Songs About Marijuana, Vol. 1

Viper Mad

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Triple Best Of

St. James Infirmary

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Basin Street Blues

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When It's Sleepy Time Down South

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Just One of Those Things

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Runnin' Wild

Runnin' Wild

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Live at the Berlin Jazz Days 1980

Live at the Berlin Jazz Days 1980

Bill Frisell July 29, 2016

8 Tracks

Chant in the Night

Chant in the Night

Sidney Bechet May 6, 2014

20 Tracks

The Essential Sidney Bechet

The Essential Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet March 7, 2014

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Really the Blues

Really the Blues

Sidney Bechet June 25, 2012

25 Tracks

Petite Fleur

Petite Fleur

Sidney Bechet November 1, 2011

19 Tracks

Musician of the Year

Musician of the Year

George Shearing June 30, 2011

7 Tracks

When The Sun Sets Down South

When The Sun Sets Down South

Sidney Bechet November 4, 2010

22 Tracks

New Groove

New Groove

Coleman Hawkins November 2, 2010

9 Tracks

Swingin' With Pee Wee

Swingin' With Pee Wee

Cannonball Adderley September 1, 2010

16 Tracks

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