Sydney Bechet (1897-1959)
Last updated: 13.09.18
p_bechets.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, 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.[1] His erratic temperament hampered his career, and not until the late 1940s did he earn wide acclaim.
Personal remarks:
Sidney Bechet was my saxophone hero when getting into jazz in the early 1960s. In my vinyl collection I have:
  • Bechet, Riverside - RLP 149
On Side 1 - track 1, he plays an amazing (for me)
  • Wild Cat Blues (1923) version on his soprano saxophone, a performance rivaling that od Monty Sunshine
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    cd15.gif  100 Ans de Jazz   CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
    cd15.gif  The Creole Prodigy   flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
    cd15.gif  Les Oignons   flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
         Title Song
    youtube15.jpg I've Found a New Baby by Sidney Bechet (1958) (9:05)
    youtube15.jpg Sidney Bechet - Dans les rues d'Antibes (3:30)
    youtube15.jpg Sidney Bechet - Petite fleur (Live 1958) (3:33)