Sidney Bechet

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 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.

Bechet's erratic temperament hampered his career, however, and not until the late 1940s did he earn wide acclaim.

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1947-49 1110 Pete Johnson 1947-49 1111 Charlie Ventura 1946-47 1112 Sidney Bechet 1947-49 1113 Lucky Thompson 1944-47 1114 Mildred Bailey 1937-38 1115 Buddy. 1137 Billy Taylor 1945-49 1138 Erroll Garner 1139 ... Wynonie Harris 1947-49 1140 Sidney Bechet 1141 ... Three Keys 1932-33 Bon Bon his Buddies 1142 Billy Eckstine 1143 ... Gene. 1183 ... Kid Ory 1945-50 1184 Lennie Tristano 1946-47 1185 Stan Kenton 1186 ... Sidney Bechet 1949 Vol ...
Chronological Classics Complete Discography - 1300 - 1399
... Auld 1940-45 1323 Oscar Peterson 1950-52 1324 Benny Goodman 1325 ... Lester Young 1951-52 1326 Sidney Bechet 1950-51 1327 Tommy Dorsey 1939 Vol ... Goodman 1356 ... Red Norvo 1944-45 1357 Eddie Lang 1927-32 1358 Sidney Bechet 1951-52 1359 Gene Krupa 1949-51 1360 Eddie Heywood 1950-51 1361 Oscar Peterson 1362 ... Buck Clayton 1949-53 1363 ... Bill Coleman 1952-53 1382 Eddie Lockjaw Davis 1948-52 1383 Billy Taylor 1952-53 1384 Sidney Bechet 1385 ... Benny Goodman 1946-47 1386 Red Norvo 1945-47 1387 Count Basie 1952-53 1388 James Moody 1951 ...
Max Miller (jazz Musician) - 1950s - Columbia and Life Releases and Reunion With Sidney Bechet
... In 1953 he again performed with Sidney Bechet ... at Chicago's Kimball Hall and featured Max Miller on piano, Sidney Bechet on soprano sax, Bill Harris on trombone, and Big Sid Catlett on drums ... covering 1953 in the Jazz category, cited the reunion of Max Miller and Sidney Bechet as the highlight of the year ...

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