Posts for October 2002

October 1, 2002

Sidney Bechet’s “Summertime”

View the transcription Sidney Bechet may be jazz’s most unfairly forgotten genius. Once the favorite son of his native New Orleans, as well as his many adopted European hometowns, Bechet’s recordings are now too often overlooked. Bechet, born in 1897, was a true virtuoso of the clarinet, and played a major part in establishing the ...
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