Sidney Bechet

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Sidney Bechet is considered among the 4 most influential jazz musicians during the music's first 50 years (Along with Buddy Bolden, Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton).

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Rudy Van Gelder Sidney Bechet Alfred Lion and Thelonious Monk Eric Dolphy and Kenny Dorham Sonny Clark and Philly Joe Jones Clifford Brown and Percy Heath Eddie McFadden, Jimmy Smith and Donald Bailey Blue Mitchell and Chick Corea Howard McGhee, Gigi Gryce and Tal Farlow Oscar Pettiford, Kenny Clarke and Gil Coggins Dexter Gordon Pops Foster, Sidney Bechet, Art Hodes and Al Nicholas Dave Burns, James Moody, Cecil Payne Johnny Griffin, John Coltrane and Hank Mobley Jackie McLean and Miles…

Charlie Parker and Sidney Bechet en route to the Paris jazz festival in 1949.

David Amram on Bobby Jaspar (1)

Bobby Jaspar is all but forgotten today. Back in the late 1950s, the Belgian tenor saxophonist recorded with Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Eddie Costa, J.J. Johnson, Herbie Mann and many other notable New York jazz artists of the period. Married...

Portrait of Freddie Moore, Hot Lips Page, Sidney Bechet, and Lloyd Phillips, Jimmy Ryan’s (Club), New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947 Photograph by William Gottlieb. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Featured in JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology

Featuring Jazz | Smithsonian Folkways Magazine

The challenge of talking about any music is compounded when the subject is jazz, a word of clouded origins whose meaning reflects an evolution of astounding rapidity and imposing diversity. The meaning of the word, like the music it represents, has evolved over time

Sidney Bechet - Petite Fleur ( the Olympia Concert Paris, December 8, 1954)

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Sidney Bechet was a child prodigy in New Orleans. He was such good clarinet player that, in his youth he was featured by some of the top bands in the city. Bechet's style of playing clarinet and soprano sax dominated many of the bands that he was in. He played lead parts that were usually reserved for trumpets and was a master of improvisation. In 1917 he moved to Chicago. In 1919 he was playing with Will Marion Cook's Syncopated Orchestra and with Louis Mitchell's Jazz Kings in Europe…

Sidney Bechet

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Sidney Bechet (American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer)…

Sidney Joseph Bechet (1897-1959) - Find A Grave...

Musician. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was leadgenary jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. He began as child touring and traveling, going as far north as Chicago, east to New York and joined Syncopated Orchestra, journeyed to Europe to perform at the Royal Philharmonic Hall in 1919. During the 1920s and...

Sidney Bechet - Rose de Picardie

Sidney Bechet - Rose de Picardie

Sidney Bechet with André Réwéliotty and his orchestra playing "Rose de Picardie" by Hayden Wood, from the album "Mack The Knife", recorded in the 1950s

Sudbey Bechet Bechet was born in New Orleans in 1897 to a middle-class Creole of color family. Sidney's older brother Leonard Victor Bechet (1877–1952) was a full-time dentist and a part-time trombonist and bandleader. Sidney Bechet quickly learned to play several musical instruments kept around the house, mostly by teaching himself; he soon decided to specialize in clarinet.

Sidney Bechet

Sudbey Bechet Bechet was born in New Orleans in 1897 to a middle-class Creole of color family. Sidney's older brother Leonard Victor Bechet (1877–1952) was a full-time dentist and a part-time trombonist and bandleader. Sidney Bechet quickly learned to play several musical instruments kept around the house, mostly by teaching himself; he soon decided to specialize in clarinet.

Sidney Bechet : Petite Fleur

Petite Fleur | Sidney Bechet

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