Sidney Bechet

The Wizard of Jazz

by John Chilton

Paperback, 331 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $18 |


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NPR's 'Jazz Profiles'

Sidney Bechet, 'Soprano Sax King'

When Sidney Bechet played, the walls trembled, the pulse accelerated and the heart skipped a beat. His music was passion and energy transformed into musical notes.

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