Sidney Bechet

Real Name:Sidney Joseph Bechet

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. , Wikipedia , , , , , , ,
In Groups:Art Hodes' Hot Five, Bechet-Luter Quintet, Bechet-Mezzrow Feetwarmers, Bechet-Nicholas Blue Five, Bunk Johnson - Sidney Bechet And Their Orchestra, Christopher Columbus And His Swing Crew, Clarence Williams' Blue Five, Clarence Williams' Trio, Count Basie, His Instrumentalists And Rhythm, Haitian Orchestra, Harlem Trio, Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen, Joe Sullivan Jazz Quartet, Josh White Trio, Ladnier-Mezzrow All-Stars, Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra, Noble Sissle And His International Orchestra, Noble Sissle And His Orchestra, Noble Sissle Swingsters, Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
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