Sidney Bechet

Born 14 May 1897. Died 14 May 1959
Sidney Bechet
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1897-05-14
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Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet Biography (BBC)

Along with his fellow New Orleanian, Louis Armstrong, Bechet was one of the first great soloists in jazz. His throaty, powerful clarinet, and his throbbing soprano are among the most thrilling sounds in early jazz. He went from being a pioneer of jazz in the 1920s to a national hero in France, where he spent the final decade of his life. In his teens he made his name playing in some of New Orleans's up-and-coming bands, and he played there and in Chicago with King Oliver and Freddie Keppard.

But early on he showed signs of wanderlust , and came to Europe in 1919 with the 'syncopated orchestra' of Will Marion Cook. He ended up travelling widely, living in both London and Paris, though his fiery temper got him into trouble and he was deported. In the USA he worked with Duke Ellington, and recorded with Louis Armstrong, but he also returned to Europe with bandleader Noble Sissle. Bechet spent most of the 1930s and 1940s in America, and from his brilliant recordings with his New Orleans Feetwarmers in 1932, to his long series of discs for Victor, he bridged the gap between being at the height of fashion, and becoming a figurehead of the 1940s 'revival' of early jazz styles.

He played the latter role to the hilt , making splendid discs for Blue Note and for clarinettist Mezz Mezzrow's King Jazz label, and he had a hit with his version of Gershwin's Summertime. Once he moved to France he made dozens of popular discs, and became a father figure to European musicians who wanted to play in the 'classic' jazz style.

Sidney Bechet Biography (Wikipedia)

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 trumpeter Louis Armstrong to the recording studio by several months. His erratic temperament hampered his career, and not until the late 1940s did he earn wide acclaim.

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Si Tu Vois Ma Mere
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Si Tu Vois Ma Mere
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Les Oignons
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Les Oignons
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When The Saints Go Marching In
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When The Saints Go Marching In
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Summertime
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Summertime
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I Get A Kick Out Of You
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I Get A Kick Out Of You
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High Society
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High Society
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Old Fashioned Love
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Old Fashioned Love
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Blue Horizon
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Blue Horizon
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Royal Garden Blues
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Royal Garden Blues
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At The Jazz Band Ball
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At The Jazz Band Ball
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Sweet Georgia Brown
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Sweet Georgia Brown
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Dippermouth Blues
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Dippermouth Blues
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After You've Gone
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After You've Gone
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The Buddy Bolden Story
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The Buddy Bolden Story
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Moulin A Cafe
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Moulin A Cafe
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Muskrat Ramble
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Muskrat Ramble
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Petite Fleur
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Petite Fleur
Noble Sissie's Swingters
Southern Sunset (feat. Sidney Bechet)
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Southern Sunset (feat. Sidney Bechet)

Southern Sunset (feat. Sidney Bechet)

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Noble Sissie's Swingters
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China Boy
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China Boy
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Polka Dot Stomp
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Polka Dot Stomp
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Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho
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Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho
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Les Oignons
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Les Oignons
Kurt Weill
September Song
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September Song
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Summertime
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Summertime
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Blues in Thirds
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Blues in Thirds
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Silent Night
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Silent Night
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Lord Let Me In the Lifeboat
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Lord Let Me In the Lifeboat
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Four Or Five Times
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Four Or Five Times
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Taint A Fit Night Out For Man Or Beast
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Taint A Fit Night Out For Man Or Beast
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Swing Parade
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Swing Parade
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Sweet Lorraine
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Sweet Lorraine
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Royal Garden Blues
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Royal Garden Blues
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Blue Horizon
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Blue Horizon
Cole Porter
What Is This Thing Called Love
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What Is This Thing Called Love
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