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Early Times: Birth of the Jazz Soprano

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Early Times: Birth of the Jazz Soprano

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Early Times: Birth of the Jazz Soprano

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Sidney Bechet played soprano saxophone in the early decades of jazz, before John Coltrane popularized the instrument. A new anthology, Mosaic Select: Sidney Bechet, offers listeners a chance to hear Bechet's music, transferred and restored from rare recordings from 1923 to 1947.

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