Sidney Bechet

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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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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1951 Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet 1
1952 Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet 1
1996 Jazz Greats, Volume 15: Sidney Bechet: Summertime Sidney Bechet 1
Bunk & Bechet in Boston Sidney Bechet & Bunk Johnson 1
Jazz at Storyville Sidney Bechet 1
Les Genies du Jazz (Tome 1, No. 6):Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet 1
Planet Jazz Sidney Bechet 1
Série Noire Sidney Bechet 1
Sidney Bechet Avec Claude Luter et Son Orchestre Sidney Bechet 1
When The Sun Sets Down South Sidney Bechet 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Kings of New Orleans Jazz (disc 19) Sidney Bechet 1
1985 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet 1
1989 1924-1938 Sidney Bechet 2
1989 Django Reinhardt & Sidney Bechet : Deux géants du jazz Django Reinhardt & Sidney Bechet 1
1990 Sidney Bechet: Rare Recordings 1947 - 1953 Sidney Bechet 1
1991 Les Originaux Sidney Bechet 1
1991 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1923-1936 Sidney Bechet 1
1991 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1937-1938 Sidney Bechet 1
1991 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1938-1940 Sidney Bechet 1
1991 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1940 Sidney Bechet 1
1992 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1940-1941 Sidney Bechet 1
1992 The Collection Sidney Bechet 1
1993 Jazz Classics - Volume I Sidney Bechet 1
1993 Really the Blues Sidney Bechet 1
1994 The Best of Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet 1
1994 The Complete Sidney Bechet, Volume 5 (1941–1943) Plus Ladnier/Mezzrow/Newton (1938–1939) Sidney Bechet 1
1994 Storyville Masters of Jazz, Volume 4: Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet 2
1995 Jazz & Blues Collection 12: Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet 1
1995 The Quintessence: New York - Glovesville - Chicago: 1932–1943 Sidney Bechet 1
1996 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1941-1944 Sidney Bechet 1
1997 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1945-1946 Sidney Bechet 1
1998 Chant in the Night Sidney Bechet 1
1999 Blues in Thirds Sidney Bechet 1
1999 Revolutionary Blues: 1941-1951 Sidney Bechet 1
1999 Blues in the Air Sidney Bechet 1
1999 Up a Lazy River Sidney Bechet 1
1999 Summertime: 1932-1940 Sidney Bechet 1
2000 Ken Burns Jazz Sidney Bechet 1
2000 Summertime Sidney Bechet 1
2000 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1947-1949 Sidney Bechet 1
2000 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1949 Sidney Bechet 1
2001 The Fabulous Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet 1
2001 The Sidney Bechet Story Sidney Bechet 1
2001 Portrait Sidney Bechet 1
2001 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1949, Volume 2 Sidney Bechet 1
2002 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1949, Volume 3 Sidney Bechet 1
2003 BD Jazz, Volume 3: Sidney Bechet / Julie Faulques Sidney Bechet 1
2003 Petite fleur Sidney Bechet 1
2003 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1950 Sidney Bechet 1
2003 The Chronological Classics: Sidney Bechet 1950-1951 Sidney Bechet 1

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