Sidney Bechet

Sidney Joseph Bechet

Also known as Bechet, Bechet Sydney, Becht, Berchet, С. Беше, С. Бише, Mezzrow, Professor Sidney Bechet, S. Béchet, S. Bechet, S. Becnet, S. Bešė, S.Bechet, Sidney, Sidney "Pops" Bechet, Sidney Béchet, Sidney Bechet And His French Band, Sidney Bechet And The Blues SIngers, Sidney Bechet One-man Band, Sidney Bechet's One Man Band, Sidney Bechet's One-Man Band, Sidney Bechet, The, Sidney Joseph Bechet, Sydney Bechet, Young Sidney Bechet
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Discography of Sidney Bechet:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Sidney 15 Audio Disques Vogue
2 Untitled 5 Audio Vogue Productions
3 Louis Armstrong / Sidney Bechet 12 Audio 1977 AMIGA
4 Sidney Bechet (1932 - 1941) 16 Audio 1975 AMIGA
5 Black And White Series 47 Audio 1972 RCA
6 Blues With Bechet 29 Audio Concert Hall
7 Rare Recordings 1947-1953 11 Audio LaserLight Digital
8 Homenaje A Sidney Bechet 10 Audio Musidisc
9 Jazz Classics Volume 2 10 Audio 1993 EMI (France)
10 Vol. 2 3 Audio Disques Vogue
11 Sidney Bechet 12 Audio RCA
12 Perdido Street Blues 14 Audio Neuilly
13 The Great Sidney Bechet 10 Audio Musidisc
14 At Storyville 8 Audio Disques Vogue
15 Horizons Du Jazz N°2 - Blues In The Air 15 Audio 1964-01-00 RCA Victor
16 Les 100 Plus Grands Succès De Sidney Bechet 131 Audio 2001 JBM
17 Jazz Classics N° 2 2 Audio
18 Souvenirs Of Nouvelle-Orleans 4 Audio 1955
19 Hommage A Sidney Bechet 10 Audio Musidisc
20 The Quintessence . New York Glovesville Chicago 1932 - 1943 36 Audio 1994 Frémeaux & Associés
21 Recorded In Concert At The Brussels Fair, 1958 7 Audio 1960 Columbia
22 Le Disque D'Or De Sidney Bechet 12 Audio 1979 Mode Disques
23 The Best Original Sessions Of Sidney Bechet 19 Audio Disques Festival
24 The Panassié Sessions 16 Audio 1967 RCA Victor
25 The Complete Sidney Bechet Vol 1/2 (1932-1941) 35 Audio 1992 RCA France
26 The Fabulous Sidney Bechet 3 Audio Blue Note
27 Parisian Encounter 14 Audio 1982 Vogue
28 Le Disque D'Or De Sidney Bechet 12 Audio 1979 Mode Disques
29 1re Série 4 Audio Philips
30 Bechet Of New Orleans 16 Audio 1965 RCA Victor
31 Jazz & Blues Collection Vol. 12 20 Audio 1995 Editions Atlas
32 Sentimental, Mr. Bechet 4 Audio 1954
33 Pleyel Jazz Concert - Vol. 1 6 Audio 1952
34 Nous Deux / Si Tu Vois Ma Mère 2 Audio Vogue Productions
35 Sidney Bechet In Paris 8 Audio 1957 Brunswick
36 Sidney Bechet (Guest Artist Lionel Hampton) 8 Audio 1969 Archive Of Folk & Jazz Music
37 The Sidney Bechet Story 12 Audio Brunswick
38 Sidney's Blues 36 Audio 2005 Pegasus
39 Soprano Sax Solos 8 Audio 1952
40 Bechet Plays Down The Mississippi 4 Audio Vogue Productions
41 Sidney Bechet Has Young Ideas (About 14 Great Standards) 14 Audio 1958 World Pacific
42 Really The Blues 6 Audio Gala Des Variétés
43 Le Disque D'Or De Sidney Bechet 12 Audio 1965
44 Original Recordings 18 Audio 2005
45 Jazz Classics Volume 2 10 Audio 1968 Blue Note
46 Blues In Thirds 24 Audio 1991 Giants Of Jazz
47 Fidgety Feet 2 Audio 1949 Climax Records (7)
48 Salty Dog 2 Audio 1949 Climax Records (7)
49 Copenhagen 2 Audio 1950 Climax Records (7)
50 When The Saints Go Marching In 2 Audio 1949 Climax Records (7)


[b]Sidney Bechet[/b] (May 14, 1897 – May 14, 1959) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer.

He was one of the first important soloists in jazz, 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.

He was born in New Orleans, May 14, 1897.

He began his career when he was not even 19, playing in the jazz bands of [a=Bunk Johnson] and then of [a=Clarence Williams].

From the 1920s onwards, he played mainly abroad (London & Paris) and also in New York.

In 1932 he founded [a=New Orleans Feetwarmers, The] with [a=Tommy Ladnier].

After World War II, he mostly lived in Paris where he died May 14, 1959.


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