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SIDNEY BECHET


SIDNEY BECHET
 
A picture of a mugshot from the book "Sidney Bechet The Wizard of Jazz" by John Chilton.


SUMMARY
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
Known For: He was one of the first important soloists in jazz beating cornetist Louis Armstrong to the recording studio.
 
Instruments: Saxophone
Music Styles: Jazz
 
Location: United States of America
 
Web Site: http://www.redhotjazz.com/bechet.html
 
Date Born: 4th May 1897
Location Born: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
 
Date Died: 14th May 1959
Location Died: Paris, France
Cause Of Death: Lung Cancer
 
Summary: From a young age, Bechet quickly mastered any musical instrument he encountered. Some New Orleanians remembered him as a cornet hot-shot in his youth.
 
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