Essential Jazz Records

24 2 Sidney Bechet Jazz Classics, Vol. 1 a Blue Note (A) BLP1201 Sidney Bechet Quintet: Bechet (sop); Meade 'Lux' Lewis (p); Teddy Bunn (g); John Williams (bs); Sidney Catlett (d). New York City, 8 June 1939. Summertime Sidney Bechet's ...


Author: Max Harrison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567269690

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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First published in 1984 and reissued to coincide withthe publication of the second volume, this selection of the 250 best jazz records traces the earliest roots of the music to the beginnings of the modern jazz era. Volume One's focus is on LP collections of 78 rpm originals and nearly every significant musician--both familiar and obscure--of early 20th-century jazz is listed. For each record listed, full details of personnel, recording dates and locations are provided.

Jazz Musicians of the Early Years to 1945

Superb Sidney, CBS 62636. Summertime, Musical Memories 30382. Double Dixie, Drive Archives 71051. Bunk & Bechet in Boston [live], Jazz Crusade 3040. Jazz Nocturne, Vol. 1–12, Fat Cat's Jazz 001/012. Sidney Bechet Sessions, Storyville ...


Author: David Dicaire

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786485567

Category: Music

Page: 329

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The story of the first roughly half century of jazz is really the story of some of the greatest musicians of all time. Scott Joplin, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald all made tremendous contributions, influencing countless jazz musicians and singers. This work provides biographical sketches of the aforementioned artists and many others who made jazz so popular in the first half of the twentieth century. Biographies cover the pioneers of jazz in New Orleans in the late 1890s and early 1900s; the soloists who fueled the Jazz Age in the 1920s; the musicians and bandleaders of the big band and swing era of the late 1920s and early 1930s; and icons from the height of jazz’s popularity on through the end of the war. A discography is provided for each artist.

Harlem Renaissance Lives from the African American National Biography

Although Sidney spoke French in his childhood household and his grandfather, Jean Becher, was free and had owned property since 1817, Sidney Bechet identified himself as African American. The Bechet family was decidedly musical.


Author: Henry Louis Gates

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195387957

Category: History

Page: 595

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The Harlem Renaissance is the best known and most widely studied cultural movement in African American history. Now, in Harlem Renaissance Lives, esteemed scholars Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham have selected 300 key biographical entries culled from the eight-volume African American National Biography, providing an authoritative who's who of this seminal period. Here readers will find engagingly written and authoritative articles on notable African Americans who made significant contributions to literature, drama, music, visual art, or dance, including such central figures as poet Langston Hughes, novelist Zora Neale Hurston, aviator Bessie Coleman, blues singer Ma Rainey, artist Romare Bearden, dancer Josephine Baker, jazzman Louis Armstrong, and the intellectual giant W. E. B. Du Bois. Also included are biographies of people like the Scottsboro Boys, who were not active within the movement but who nonetheless profoundly affected the artistic and political statements that came from Harlem Renaissance figures. The volume will also feature a preface by the editors, an introductory essay by historian Cary D. Wintz, and 75 illustrations.

Jazz and Ragtime Records 1897 1942

SIDNEY BECHET AND HIS NEW ORLEANS FEETWARMERS : Sidney Bechet , cl , ss , v / Sonny White , p / Charlie Howard , elg / Wilson Myers , sb / Kenny Clarke , d . New York , February 5 , 1940 . 046832-1 Indian Summer - SSB BB B - 10623 ...


Author: Brian Rust

Publisher: Denver, Colo. : Mainspring Press

ISBN: UOM:39015056677597

Category: Jazz

Page: 1971

View: 534

Reinforced cloth library binding, no dust jacket, individual shrinkwrap

Goldmine Record Album Price Guide

600.00 LP-302 [10] Sidney Bechet with Wally Bishop's Orchestra195? 600.00 GOOD TIME JAZZ L-12013 [M] King of the Soprano Saxophone1955 50.00 JAZZ PANORAMA 1809 [10] Sidney Bechet, Vol. 2 1951 200.00 JOLLY ROGER 5028 [10] Sidney Bechet ...


Author: Martin Popoff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440229169

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 688

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Whether you're cleaning out a closet, basement or attic full of records, or you're searching for hidden gems to build your collection, you can depend on Goldmine Record Album Price Guide to help you accurately identify and appraise your records in order to get the best price. • Knowledge is power, so power-up with Goldmine! • 70,000 vinyl LPs from 1948 to present • Hundreds of new artists • Detailed listings with current values • Various artist collections and original cast recordings from movies, televisions and Broadway • 400 photos • Updated state-of-the-market reports • New feature articles • Advice on buying and selling Goldmine Grading Guide - the industry standard

Duke Ellington and His World

One night in June, pioneering saxophonist Sidney Bechet dropped by the club and sat in with the band. He was a friend of Leo Bernstein, one of the owners of the Hollywood. Miley, Bechet, and Irvis began jamming.


Author: A. H. Lawrence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135880613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 542

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Based on lengthy interviews with Ellington's bandmates, family, and friends, Duke Ellington and His World offers a fresh look at this legendary composer. The first biography of the composer written by a fellow musician and African-American, the book traces Ellington's life and career in terms of the social, cultural, political, and economic realities of his times. Beginning with his birth in Washington, DC, through his first bands and work at the legendary Cotton Club, to his final great extended compositions, this book gives a thorough introduction to Ellington's music and how it was made. It also illuminates his personal life because, for Ellington, music was his life and his life was a constant inspiration for music.

Jazz and Postwar French Identity

Mowgli Jospin, “Vibrant hommage à Sidney Bechet dans la nouvelle babel du jazz,” Le Figaro (12 July 1960), 13. 121. Mouly, “L'hommage,” 18. 122. Ibid. For another account of these events, see Charles Delaunay, “Antibes et Juan-lesPins à ...


Author: Elizabeth Vihlen McGregor

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498528771

Category: Music

Page: 328

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In the decades following World War II, French jazz audiences engaged in a process that both challenged and reinforced ideas about their own nation and culture. By negotiating subjects such as youth culture, gender expectations, American consumer society, citizenship, racism, civil rights, and decolonization, the French jazz public expressed important beliefs about France’s place in a fast-changing world and a desire to maintain a strong national identity in the face of globalization.


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Author: W. E. Timner

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780585040844

Category: Music

Page: 688

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More than a discography, this book compiles the complete recorded music of Duke Ellington and his sidemen, including studio recordings, movie soundtracks, concerts, dance dates, radio broadcasts, telecasts, and private recordings, creating an easy to use reference source for Jazz collectors and scholars.

Jazz Cultures

This beautiful line echoes Bechet's remark from page 46 of the same book that “ the music — it's any damn thing ; it's whatever it is you need . " 56. Ibid . , 209 . 57. " Blue Horizon " can be heard on The Best of Sidney Bechet ( Blue ...


Author: David Ake

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052092696X

Category: Music

Page: 242

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From its beginning, jazz has presented a contradictory social world: jazz musicians have worked diligently to erase old boundaries, but they have just as resolutely constructed new ones. David Ake's vibrant and original book considers the diverse musics and related identities that jazz communities have shaped over the course of the twentieth century, exploring the many ways in which jazz musicians and audiences experience and understand themselves, their music, their communities, and the world at large. Writing as a professional pianist and composer, the author looks at evolving meanings, values, and ideals--as well as the sounds--that musicians, audiences, and critics carry to and from the various activities they call jazz. Among the compelling topics he discusses is the "visuality" of music: the relationship between performance demeanor and musical meaning. Focusing on pianists Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, Ake investigates the ways in which musicians' postures and attitudes influence perceptions of them as profound and serious artists. In another essay, Ake examines the musical values and ideals promulgated by college jazz education programs through a consideration of saxophonist John Coltrane. He also discusses the concept of the jazz "standard" in the 1990s and the differing sense of tradition implied in recent recordings by Wynton Marsalis and Bill Frisell. Jazz Cultures shows how jazz history has not consisted simply of a smoothly evolving series of musical styles, but rather an array of individuals and communities engaging with disparate--and oftentimes conflicting--actions, ideals, and attitudes.

The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music

Chilton, Sidney Bechet , 22. 26. “Le festival de Pleyel: Les impressions de Johnny 'Scat' James,” La revue du jazz 6 (June–July 1949), 188 (ellipses in original). 27. André Hodeir , “Le festival 1949,” Jazz Hot 34 (June 1949), 7, 9, ...


Author: Jane F. Fulcher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199711987

Category: Music


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As the field of Cultural History grows in prominence in the academic world, an understanding of the history of culture has become vital to scholars across disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music cultivates a return to the fundamental premises of cultural history in the cutting-edge work of musicologists concerned with cultural history and historians who deal with music. In this volume, noted academics from both of these disciplines illustrate the continuing endeavor of cultural history to grasp the realms of human experience, understanding, and communication as they are manifest or expressed symbolically through various layers of culture and in many forms of art. The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music fosters and reflects a sustained dialogue about their shared goals and techniques, rejuvenating their work with new insights into the field itself.