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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Albums

C-173 Sidney Bechet - A Jazz Masterwork album art Sidney Bechet A Jazz Masterwork (Album) Columbia C-173 US 1948 Sell This Version
L.D. 026 Sidney Bechet - Sidney Bechet Blue Note Jazzmen, Vol.II, Featuring Wild Bill Davison album art 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
LP 7003, BLP 7003 Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics Vol. 2 album art Sidney Bechet Jazz Classics Vol. 2 Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7003, BLP 7003 US 1950 Sell This Version
L.D. 001 Sidney Bechet - Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter And His Orchestra album art Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter Et Son Orchestre Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter Et Son Orchestre - Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter And His Orchestra (Album) Vogue Productions, Vogue Records L.D. 001 France 1950 Sell This Version
LP 7002, BLP 7002 Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics Vol. 1 album art Sidney Bechet Jazz Classics Vol. 1 (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7002, BLP 7002 US 1950 Sell This Version
LD. 015 Sidney Bechet - Favorites album art Bechet* - Luter* Bechet* - Luter* - Favorites (Album, Comp) Vogue Productions LD. 015 France 1951 Sell This Version
L.D.006, LD 006 Sidney Bechet - Vol. 2 album art Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter Et Son Orchestre Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter Et Son Orchestre - Vol. 2 (Album) Disques Vogue, Vogue Productions L.D.006, LD 006 France 1951 Sell This Version
LD 025 Sidney Bechet - Bechet-Souvenirs album art 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
LP 7008, BLP 7008 Sidney Bechet - Days Beyond Recall album art 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
LD 061, L.D. 061 Sidney Bechet - Pleyel Jazz Concert - Vol. 2 album art Bechet*, Luter* Bechet*, Luter* - Pleyel Jazz Concert - Vol. 2 (Album) Vogue Records LD 061, L.D. 061 France 1952 Sell This Version
ALS 140 Sidney Bechet - Dixieland At Jazz, Ltd., Volume 2 album art 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
LD096 Sidney Bechet - Pleyel Jazz Concert - Vol. 3 album art Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter - Pleyel Jazz Concert - Vol. 3 (Album) Vogue Productions LD096 France 1952 Sell This Version
LP 7020, BLP 7020 Sidney Bechet - 12 Years On Blue Note. The Fabulous Sidney Bechet album art 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
LD 060 Sidney Bechet - Pleyel Jazz Concert 31 Janvier 1952 - Vol. 1 album art Bechet*, Luter* Bechet*, Luter* - Pleyel Jazz Concert 31 Janvier 1952 - Vol. 1 (Album) Vogue, Vogue Productions, Vogue Records LD 060 France 1952 Sell This Version
4824 Sidney Bechet - Jam Session album art Sidney Bechet / Muggsy Spanier Sidney Bechet / Muggsy Spanier - Jam Session (Comp, Album) Galaxy Series 4824 US 1952 Sell This Version
LP 7022, BLP 7022 Sidney Bechet - Port Of Harlem Six album art Sidney Bechet Port Of Harlem Six(10") Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7022, BLP 7022 US 1952 Sell This Version
MG 15013, MG-15013 Sidney Bechet - Sidney Bechet album art Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet(10") Savoy Records, Savoy Records MG 15013, MG-15013 US 1952 Sell This Version
STLP 301 Sidney Bechet - George Wein presents Jazz At Storyville Vol.1 album art 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
LP 7026, BLP 7026 Sidney Bechet - Dixie By The Fabulous Sidney Bechet album art Sidney Bechet Dixie By The Fabulous Sidney Bechet(10") Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7026, BLP 7026 US 1953 Sell This Version
L.D. 142 Sidney Bechet - Rendez-Vous Avec Sidney Bechet Et André Réwéliotty Et Son Orchestre album art Sidney Bechet Et André Réwéliotty Sidney Bechet Et André Réwéliotty - Rendez-Vous Avec Sidney Bechet Et André Réwéliotty Et Son Orchestre (Album) Vogue Productions, Vogue L.D. 142 France 1953 Sell This Version
LP 7025 Sidney Bechet - Jazz Festival Concert, Paris 1952, Vol. 2 album art Sidney Bechet Jazz Festival Concert, Paris 1952, Vol. 2(10", Album, Mono) Blue Note LP 7025 US 1953 Sell This Version
LP 7024, BLP 7024 Sidney Bechet - Jazz Festival Concert, Paris 1952 album art Sidney Bechet Jazz Festival Concert, Paris 1952(10") Blue Note, Blue Note LP 7024, BLP 7024 US 1953 Sell This Version
33S 1042 Sidney Bechet - Sidney Bechet With His Quartet And Bob Wilber's Wildcats album art Sidney Bechet With His Quartet* And Bob Wilber's Wildcats Sidney Bechet With His Quartet* And Bob Wilber's Wildcats - Sidney Bechet With His Quartet And Bob Wilber's Wildcats Columbia 33S 1042 UK 1954 Sell This Version
STLP 306 Sidney Bechet - Jazz At Storyville Vol. 2 album art Sidney Bechet / Vic Dickenson Sidney Bechet / Vic Dickenson - Jazz At Storyville Vol. 2 (Album) Storyville (3) STLP 306 US 1954 Sell This Version
LDE 132 Sidney Bechet - Sidney Bechet At Storyville, Vol. 2 album art Sidney Bechet, Vic Dickenson, George Wein, Jimmy Woode, Buzzy Drootin Sidney Bechet, Vic Dickenson, George Wein, Jimmy Woode, Buzzy Drootin - Sidney Bechet At Storyville, Vol. 2 Jazz Selection, Jazz Selection, Jazz Selection LDE 132 UK 1954 Sell This Version