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Sydney Bechet

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Angela Engebretson

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Sydney Bechet
Early Career of Sydney Bechet
Recorded with Louis Armstrong and the “Clarence Williams Blue Five.” (Speaker notes: In 1924 Bechet recorded with Louis Armstrong and the “Clarence Williams Blue Five.” )
In 1925 he joined Claude Hopkins’s band, which accompanied Josephine Baker.
In Paris, London, then the United States, he played with Noble Sissle’s group (Speaker notes: “Loveless Love,” “ Polka Dot Rag,” and “Dear Old Southland” were some recordings that came of that association).
Early Career of Sydney Bechet
1. Playing with Will Marion Cook's Syncopated Orchestra and Louis Mitchell
(speaker notes: In 1919 he was playing with Will Marion Cook's Syncopated Orchestra and with Louis Mitchell's Jazz Kings in Europe.)
2. Back in the U.S. recording debut in 1923 with Clarence Williams.
(Speaker notes: Back in the U.S. Bechet made his recording debut in 1923 with Clarence Williams.)
3. From 1925 to 1929 Bechet lived and played in Europe.
(Speaker notes:From 1925 to 1929 Bechet lived and played in Europe, playing in England, France, Germany and Russia.)
4. Stayed in Berlin till 1931 then joined the Noble Sissle Orchestra and returned to America.
Summarize Topic
This power point presentation outlines the individual periods of Sydney Bechet life. First it reflects on Bechet's musically inclined family and his background growing up. Then it talks about his early career and how he became so well known. His greatest accomplishments are also acknowledged. This information was mainly found though online sources.
Angela Engebretson, Stephanie Wood,
Megan Scanlan, Kathreen Student Ryan,
Haizhou Li

MUS 2557G Oct. 1st. 2013
Sidneys Greatest accomplishments
Was one of the first important soloists in jazz (beating Luis Armstrong to the studio)
Was also the first notable saxophonist.
He helped set the standards for his instrument.
Toured New York and then Europe (even playing for the royal family at Buckingham Palace
1938 signed to Bluebird and recorded many classics the next few years
Played at an all star concert in 1940's in D.C
Was considered a major hero and a celebrity in France
Bechet's accomplishments cont.
Born in New Orleans in 1897
Came from a middle-class Creole family
All four of his brothers played instruments (Speaker: Sydney was born into a musically inclined family in 1897, in the New Orleans. He came from a middle class family that included himself and four other boys. )
By the age of six, he played the clarinet in his older bother's band
He taught himself how to play the clarinet
by 1916, he left New Orleans
Arrived in Chicago in 1917
Childhood
Reference Page
"Sidney Bechet." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 10 Nov. 2013. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Bechet

http://www.culturalequity.org/alanlomax/ce_alanlomax_profile_sidney_bechet.php

"Sidney Bechet." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 10 Nov. 2013. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.

The short-lived New Orleans Feetwarmers, formed by Bechet and his friend, trumpeter Tommy Ladnier
They made recordings in 1932
They had a few dates at New York’s Savoy Ballroom, but when its gigs dried up, the two went into the dry cleaning business.
Early Career Continued ...
Early Childhood Continued
By the age of six, he played the clarinet in his older bother's band
He taught himself how to play the clarinet
by 1916, he left New Orleans
Arrived in Chicago in 1917
(Speaker: "Sydney was already an active member in his brother's band at the age of 6. He had taught himself how to play the clarinet, and by 1917 he began playing music in chicago")
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