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

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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