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Sidney Bechet, 'Soprano Sax King'

From: NPR Music
Series: Jazz Profiles
Length: 54:00

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Bechet250_small Sidney Bechet was the undisputed king of the soprano saxophone and also one of the most innovative and original clarinetists in jazz. He brought an unequaled energy, clarity and verve to his chosen instruments, along with his trademark heavy vibrato.

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Sidney Bechet was the undisputed king of the soprano saxophone and also one of the most innovative and original clarinetists in jazz. He brought an unequaled energy, clarity and verve to his chosen instruments, along with his trademark heavy vibrato.

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00:00 IC: Support for NPR...
33:41 OC: ...National Public Radio.
33:42 Music Break (:52)
34:33 IC: The words of Sidney Bechet...
53:59 OC: ...National Public Radio.