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 Armstrong), and was perhaps the first notable jazz saxophonist. Forceful delivery, well-constructed improvisations, and a distinctive, wide vibrato characterized Bechet's playing. Bechet's erratic temperament hampered his career, however, and not until the late 1940s did he earn wide acclaim. Bechet was born in New Orleans on 14th May 1897.

Top Songs by Sidney Bechet


The Sheik of Araby

by , & Mezzrow-Bechet Septet

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Bechet Souvenirs

Bechet Souvenirs

Sidney Bechet March 3, 2017

24 Tracks

Chant in the Night

Chant in the Night

Sidney Bechet May 6, 2014

42 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

25 Tracks

Petite Fleur

Petite Fleur

Sidney Bechet November 1, 2011

64 Tracks

When The Sun Sets Down South

When The Sun Sets Down South

Sidney Bechet November 4, 2010

22 Tracks

Jazz Classics

Jazz Classics

Sidney Bechet June 15, 2010

10 Tracks

Triple Best Of

Triple Best Of

Sidney Bechet October 16, 2009

50 Tracks

The Collection

The Collection

Sidney Bechet August 10, 2009

20 Tracks

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