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Sidney Bechet

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Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet has been played on NTS in shows including Phil's Jazz Dis-Junction, featured first on 9 July 2014. Songs played include When It's Sleepy Time Down South.

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…

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