Sidney Bechet

Real Name:
Sidney Joseph Bechet
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American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer.
Born: May 14, 1897 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Died: May 14, 1959 in Paris, France.

He was one of the first important soloists in jazz, 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.

He began his career when he was not even 19, playing in the jazz bands of Bunk Johnson and then of Clarence Williams.
From the 1920s onwards, he played mainly abroad (London & Paris) and also in New York.
In 1932 he founded The New Orleans Feetwarmers with Tommy Ladnier.
After World War II, he mostly lived in Paris.
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C-173 A Jazz Masterwork — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet A Jazz Masterwork (Album) Columbia C-173 US 1948 Sell This Version
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L.D. 026 Sidney Bechet Blue Note Jazzmen, Vol.II, Featuring Wild Bill Davison — Sidney Bechet Bechet* Sidney Bechet Blue Note Jazzmen, Vol.II, Featuring Wild Bill Davison (Album, Comp) Vogue Records, Vogue Productions L.D. 026 France 1950 Sell This Version
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LP 7003, BLP 7003 Jazz Classics Vol. 2 — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet Jazz Classics Vol. 2 Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7003, BLP 7003 US 1950 Sell This Version
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LP 7002, BLP 7002 Jazz Classics Vol. 1 — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet Jazz Classics Vol. 1 (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7002, BLP 7002 US 1950 Sell This Version
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SLP #46 Sidney Bechet — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet (Album) Stinson Records SLP #46 US 1950 Sell This Version
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LD. 015 Favorites — Sidney Bechet Bechet* - Luter* Bechet* - Luter* - Favorites (Album, Comp) Vogue, Vogue Records LD. 015 France 1951 Sell This Version
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LD 025 Bechet-Souvenirs — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter, André Réwéliotty Et Son Orchestre Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter, André Réwéliotty Et Son Orchestre - Bechet-Souvenirs (Album) Vogue LD 025 France 1951 Sell This Version
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LP 7008, BLP 7008 Days Beyond Recall — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet - Bunk Johnson Sidney Bechet - Bunk Johnson - Days Beyond Recall (Album, Comp) Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7008, BLP 7008 US 1951 Sell This Version
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L.D. 001 Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter And His Orchestra Vol. 1 — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter Et Son Orchestre Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter Et Son Orchestre - Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter And His Orchestra Vol. 1 (Album) Vogue Productions, Vogue Records L.D. 001 France 1951 Sell This Version
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LD 061 Pleyel Jazz Concert 31 Janvier 1952 Vol. 2  — Sidney Bechet Bechet*, Luter* Bechet*, Luter* - Pleyel Jazz Concert 31 Janvier 1952 Vol. 2 (Album) Vogue LD 061 France 1952 Sell This Version
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LD 048 On Parade — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter - On Parade (Album) Vogue Productions, Vogue LD 048 France 1952 Sell This Version
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ALS 140 Dixieland At Jazz, Ltd., Volume 2 — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet - Muggsy Spanier - Doc Evans - Don Ewell - Wally Gordon - Munn Ware - Sid Thall - Bill Reinhardt Sidney Bechet - Muggsy Spanier - Doc Evans - Don Ewell - Wally Gordon - Munn Ware - Sid Thall - Bill Reinhardt - Dixieland At Jazz, Ltd., Volume 2 (Album) Atlantic ALS 140 US 1952 Sell This Version
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LD096 Pleyel Jazz Concert - Vol. 3 — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter - Pleyel Jazz Concert - Vol. 3 (Album) Vogue Productions LD096 France 1952 Sell This Version
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LP 7020, BLP 7020 12 Years On Blue Note. The Fabulous Sidney Bechet — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet 12 Years On Blue Note. The Fabulous Sidney Bechet (Comp) Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7020, BLP 7020 US 1952 Sell This Version
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LD 060, L.D. 060 Pleyel Jazz Concert 31 Janvier 1952 - Vol. 1 — Sidney Bechet Bechet*, Luter* Bechet*, Luter* - Pleyel Jazz Concert 31 Janvier 1952 - Vol. 1 (Album) Vogue, Vogue Productions, Vogue Records LD 060, L.D. 060 France 1952 Sell This Version
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LP 7022, BLP 7022 Port Of Harlem Six — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet Port Of Harlem Six(10") Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7022, BLP 7022 US 1952 Sell This Version
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MG 15013, MG-15013 Sidney Bechet — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet(10") Savoy Records, Savoy Records MG 15013, MG-15013 US 1952 Sell This Version
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STLP 301 George Wein Presents Jazz At Storyville Vol.1 — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet, Vic Dickenson, Buzzy Drootin, George Wein, Jimmy Woode Sidney Bechet, Vic Dickenson, Buzzy Drootin, George Wein, Jimmy Woode - George Wein Presents Jazz At Storyville Vol.1 Storyville (3) STLP 301 US 1953 Sell This Version
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LP 7026, BLP 7026 Dixie By The Fabulous Sidney Bechet — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet Dixie By The Fabulous Sidney Bechet(10") Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7026, BLP 7026 US 1953 Sell This Version
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L.D. 142 Rendez-Vous Avec Sidney Bechet Et André Réwéliotty — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet, André Réwéliotty Et Son Orchestre Sidney Bechet, André Réwéliotty Et Son Orchestre - Rendez-Vous Avec Sidney Bechet Et André Réwéliotty (Album) Vogue Productions, Vogue L.D. 142 France 1953 Sell This Version
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LD. 098 Vol. 5 Bechet* - Luter* Bechet* - Luter* - Vol. 5 "Deux Heures Du Matin Au Vieux Colombier" (10", Album) Vogue LD. 098 France 1953 Sell This Version
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LP 7025 Jazz Festival Concert, Paris 1952, Vol. 2 — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet Jazz Festival Concert, Paris 1952, Vol. 2(10", Album, Mono) Blue Note LP 7025 US 1953 Sell This Version
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LP 7024, BLP 7024 Jazz Festival Concert, Paris 1952 — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet Jazz Festival Concert, Paris 1952(10") Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7024, BLP 7024 US 1953 Sell This Version
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STLP 306 Jazz At Storyville Vol. 2 — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet / Vic Dickenson Sidney Bechet / Vic Dickenson - Jazz At Storyville Vol. 2 (Album) Storyville (3) STLP 306 US 1954 Sell This Version
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J.S.L.P. 50.032, JSLP 50.032, JSLP. 50.032 Sidney Bechet At Storyville, Vol. 2 — Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet At Storyville, Vol. 2 Jazz Selection, Jazz Selection, Jazz Selection J.S.L.P. 50.032, JSLP 50.032, JSLP. 50.032 France 1954 Sell This Version