Swing De Paris - Sidney Bechet Et Django Reinhardt - Deux Géants Du Jazz
Label: Mode Disques - MDINT 9 103 • Series: Série Internationale,Collection Universelle • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Reissue, Mono • Country: France • Genre: Jazz • Style: Gypsy Jazz, Swing
Sidney Joseph Bechet  May 14, — May 14, 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. Bechet was born in New Orleans in to a middle-class Creole of color family. His older brother, Leonard Victor Bechet, was a full-time dentist and a part-time trombonist and bandleader.
Bechet learned several musical instruments that were kept around the house, mostly by teaching himself; he decided to specialize in the clarinet which he played almost exclusively until about At the age of six, he started playing with his brother's band at a family birthday party, debuting his talents to acclaim.
Bechet played in many New Orleans ensembles using the improvisational techniques of the time obbligatos with scales and arpeggios and varying the melody. He performed in parades with Freddie Keppard 's brass band, the Olympia Orchestraand in John Robichaux 's dance orchestra. From to he was touring and traveling, going as far north as Chicago and frequently performing with Freddie Keppard. Soon after, the orchestra traveled to Europe; almost immediately upon arrival, they performed at the Royal Philharmonic Hall in London.
The group was warmly received, and Bechet was especially popular. His saxophone sound could be described as emotional, reckless, Swing De Paris - Sidney Bechet Et Django Reinhardt - Deux Géants Du Jazz large.
He often used a broad vibrato, similar to what was common among some New Orleans clarinetists at the time. On July 30,he began recording. The session was led by Clarence Williamsa pianist and songwriter, better known at that time for his music publishing and record producing. InErnest Ansermeta Swiss conductor of classical music, wrote a tribute to Bechet, one of the earliest if not the first to a jazz musician from the field of classical music, linking Bechet's music with that of Bach.
He toured Europe with various bands, reaching as far as Russia At Long Last Love - The Ken Peplowski Quintet - Live At Ambassador Auditorium mid Inhe led his small band at Chez Bricktop in MontmartreParis.
He was imprisoned in Paris for eleven months. He had challenged the man to duel and said, "Sidney Bechet never plays the wrong chord. He joined Noble Sissle 's orchestra, which toured in Germany and Russia.
The band, consisting of six members, performed at the Savoy Ballroom. He went on to play with Lorenzo Tio and also got to know trumpeter Roy Eldridge. The song became known for its suggestive lyrics and then for a series of lawsuits over songwriter royalties. Louis Blues " with Henry Levine's Dixieland band. On April 18,as an early experiment in overdubbing at Victor, Bechet recorded a version of the pop song " The Sheik of Araby ", playing six different instruments: clarinetsoprano saxophonetenor saxophonepianobassand drums.
In the liner notes, George Hoeffer quoted Bechet:. I started by playing The Sheik on piano, and played the drums while listening to the piano. I meant to play all the rhythm instruments, but got all mixed up and grabbed my soprano, then the bass, then the tenor saxophone, and finally finished up with the clarinet.
With jobs in music difficult to find, he opened a tailor shop with Ladnier. They were visited by musicians and played in the back of the shop. In the s, Bechet played in several bands, but his financial situation did not Living Dream (Club Mix) - Gin & Tonic - Living Dream until the end of that decade. By the end of the s, Bechet had tired of struggling to make music in the United States.
His contract with Jazz Limited, a Chicago-based record label, was limiting the events at which he could perform for instance, the label would not permit him to perform at the Festival of Europe in Nice.
He believed that the jazz scene in the United States had little left to offer him and was getting stale. Inhe married Elisabeth Ziegler in Antibes. Inhe signed a recording contract with Disques Vogue that lasted for the rest of his life. Some existentialists in France took to calling him le dieu "the god".
Shortly before his death, Bechet dictated his autobiography, Treat It Gentleto Al Rose, a record producer and radio host. He had worked with Rose several times in concert promotions and had a fractious relationship with him. Bechet's view of himself in his autobiography was starkly different from the one Rose knew. The one I knew was self-centered, cold, and capable of the Дева лень - Наследие Вагантов - Таверна atrocious cruelty, especially toward women.
Bechet died in Garchesnear Paris, of lung cancer on Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) - Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas 14,his 62nd birthday, and Dancing With Mr. D - The Rolling Stones - Brussels Affair 1973 buried Getting Smaller - Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth a local cemetery.
His playing style was intense and passionate and had a wide vibrato. He was also known to be proficient at playing several instruments and a master of improvisation both individual and collective. Bechet liked Swing De Paris - Sidney Bechet Et Django Reinhardt - Deux Géants Du Jazz have his sound dominate in a performance, and trumpeters found it difficult to play alongside him.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sidney Bechet. Retrieved The Black Perspective in Music : — The Black Perspective in Music. Harlem in Montmartre. Berkeley: University of California Press. Retrieved 10 September Sidney Bechet: Master Musician Media notes. Bluebird Records. My Life - Sidney Bechet. Profiles in Jazz. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction. Sidney Bechet: The Wizard of Jazz.
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