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Sidney Bechet

Sidney Joseph 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 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 14th, 1897 (New Orleans), Died May 14th, 1959 (Garches)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano saxophone, clarinet, leader, composer, songwriter, piano, vocalist, arranger

Recordings (Results 126-139 of 139 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 107467 6/26/1956 Passport to paradise Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 107468 6/29/1956 Touch of blues (Un coup de cafard) Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 107469 3/23/1957 The bagatelle (La bagatelle) Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 107470 2/24/1957 14th of July (14 Juillet) Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 107472 10/20/1949 My man (Mon homme) Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 107473 2/8/1955 An angel like that (Un ange comme ca) Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca C 9295 10-in. 8/15/1934 Under the Creole moon Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca C 9296 10-in. 8/15/1934 The old ark is moverin' Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca C 9297 10-in. 8/15/1934 Loveless love Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca C 9298 10-in. 8/15/1934 Polka dot rag Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca V3019 10/14/1949 Les oignons Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 52V4176 1/21/1952 Petite fleur Sidney Bechet All Stars instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 52V4202 1/18/1952 I remember when (Si tu vois ma mere) Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 52V4205 1/18/1952 The fish vendor (Le marchand de poissons) Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
(Results 126-139 of 139 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bechet, Sidney," accessed June 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103288.

Bechet, Sidney. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103288.

"Bechet, Sidney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103288

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