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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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Bechet Souvenirs

Bechet Souvenirs

Sidney Bechet March 3, 2017

24 Tracks

The Collection

The Collection

Sidney Bechet September 1, 2014

19 Tracks

Chant in the Night

Chant in the Night

Sidney Bechet May 6, 2014

42 Tracks

The Essential

The Essential

Sidney Bechet March 10, 2014

50 Tracks

The Essential Sidney Bechet

The Essential Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet March 7, 2014

48 Tracks

Really the Blues

Really the Blues

Sidney Bechet June 25, 2012

22 Tracks

Petite Fleur

Petite Fleur

Sidney Bechet November 1, 2011

60 Tracks

When The Sun Sets Down South

When The Sun Sets Down South

Sidney Bechet November 4, 2010

21 Tracks

Ken Burns Jazz

Ken Burns Jazz

Sidney Bechet February 20, 2009

20 Tracks

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