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 cornetist and trumpeter Louis Armstrong to the recording studio by several months[1] and later playing duets with Armstrong), and was perhaps the first notable jazz saxophonist. Forceful delivery, well-constructed improvisations, and a distinctive, wide vibrato characterized Bechet's playing.

Sidney Bechet, Freddie Moore e Lloyd Phillips al Jimmy Ryan’s di New York, nel giugno del (William Gottlieb – Library of Congress)

10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists: Sidney Bechet

10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists

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…

This photo of jazz musician and composer, Sidney Bechet, is actually cropped from a mugshot.

Sidney Bechet is recognized as being one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Read on to learn more about the life and career of Sidney Bechet: 1. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in May ofSidney Bechet is recognized as being one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Read on to learn more about the life and career of Sidney Bechet: 1. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in May of 1897. 2. Was a Creole of color, a member of a black community that traced its roots back..  The post 12…

Sidney Bechet is recognized as being one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Read on to learn more about the life and career of Sidney Bechet: 1. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in May ofSidney Bechet is recognized as being one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Read on to learn more about the life and career of Sidney Bechet: 1. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in May of 1897. 2. Was a Creole of color, a member of a black community that traced its roots back.. The post 12…

Ecoute SIDNEY BECHET actuellement sur Jazz Radio

Ecoute SIDNEY BECHET actuellement sur Jazz Radio

Sidney Bechet - Si Tu Vois Ma Mère (Midnight in Paris). by MusicaGradevole

Sidney Bechet - Si Tu Vois Ma Mère (Midnight in Paris). by MusicaGradevole

Sidney Bechet

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

Sidney Bechet - Summertime

From the "The Summertime Collection" a MindsiMedia playlist of different versions of the Gershwin classic

Sidney Bechet and Lloyd Phillips, Jimmy Ryan's (Club), New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947 by The Library of Congress

Sidney Bechet and Lloyd Phillips, Jimmy Ryan's (Club), New York, N. June 1947 by The Library of Congress

▶ ‪Sidney Bechet Petite Fleur‬‏ - YouTube l Childhood Memories

An old version by Sidney with a lovely trombone in the background!

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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   Cliff...

Rudy Van Gelder Sidney Bechet Alfred Lion and Thelonious Monk Eric Dolphy and Kenny Dorham Sonny Clark and Philly Joe Jones Cliff.

PLEASURE FOR THE EAR : AMERICAN JAZZ ICON Sidney Bechet settled permanently in Paris where he became a much-revered national hero

AMERICAN JAZZ ICON Sidney Bechet settled permanently in Paris where he became a much-revered national hero

Sidney Bechet on soprano sax playing with Freddie Moore and Lloyd Phillips (in the background) at Jimmy Ryan’s club in New York, NY in 1947.Photo by William P Gottlieb

Sidney Bechet on soprano sax playing with Freddie Moore and Lloyd Phillips (in the background) at Jimmy Ryan’s club in New York, NY in by William P Gottlieb

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