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Sidney Bechet,  My Father: Memories from the World of Jazz
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Sidney Bechet, My Father: Memories from the World of Jazz (Hardback)

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Sidney Bechet ranks among the greatest of the early masters of jazz, up there with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie. Born of a Creole family in New Orleans, and very conscious of the evils of slavery, his genius flowered at an early age. He is acknowledged as the greatest ever player of the soprano saxophone and he also played the clarinet. He toured widely in the US and Europe. During his short stay in England in 1919 he played before King George V and Queen Mary. A plaque in his memory is planned for the place where her lived in London. From 1949 until his death in 1959 he lived in France where is still revered. Some of his compositions such as Petite Fleur are jazz classics. Daniel-Sidney Bechet was only five when his father died but his whole life has been spent promoting his father's memory and he became an accomplished jazz musician himself. This book describes his father's life as well ashis own. It provides fascinating glimpses of the world of jazz in the US and in France and of the personalities he encounters: Lena Horne, Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Kenny Clarke, Moustache and many more.

Included with the book a free CD of Bechet's music, "Homage"played by Daniel's own Jazz Quintet with a contribution from the internationally known African Jazz musician and saxophonist, Manu Dibango..

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groupsMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresJazzMusic & DanceSheet MusicWind instruments Publisher: Books of Africa Ltd Publication Date: 12/05/2014 ISBN-13: 9780992686345  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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