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Sidney Bechet: The Wizard of Jazz

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Fifty years after hearing Sidney Bechet (1897–1959) in 1923, Duke Ellington recalled, "I have never forgotten the power and imagination with which he played." The first great jazz soloist, Bechet was a genius of the clarinet and the notoriously difficult soprano saxophone. In a career that spanned five decades and two continents he worked with Bunk Johnson, King Oliver, Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong. He was a giant in early New Orleans jazz and a pioneer of improvisation whose contribution to the music, from the traditional to the avant-garde, has been a vital and lasting one. This biography reveals with insight and precision the man and his music, and illuminates the many events obscured by Bechet's own highly readable but factually suspect autobiography, Treat It Gentle.

Synopsis:

"Fifty years after hearing Sidney Bechet (1897–1959) in 1923, Duke Ellington recalled, ""I have never forgotten the power and imagination with which he played."" The first great jazz soloist, Bechet was"

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [308]-310), discography (p. [311]-314), and index.

About the Author

A professional trumpeter and jazz writer, John Chilton is the author of Billie's Blues, Who's Who of Jazz, and with Max Jones, Louis: The Louis Armstrong Story.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306806780
Author:
Chilton, John
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Jazz musicians -- Biography.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Bechet, Sidney
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 966-967
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
9 x 5.88 in 16.2 oz

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