Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet

SIDNEY BECHET d1959. 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. His erratic temperament hampered his career and not until the late 1940s did he earn wide acclaim. He died of lung cancer in France aged 62 on May 14th 1959

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Sidney Bechet

Reference Number. 14183H


An original July 1949 Jazz Journal magazine, clearly signed on the front cover in ink by Sidney Bechet

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