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classy

So the Dutchmen have a nice together ensemble sound, pushing it all along nicely. The DSC at their best perhaps as good as the best British bands of the genre e.g. Humph (though no Bruce Turner to hand! Maybe Humph just before BT) Bechet a powerhouse, more free-ranging, driving, wild sound. Sometimes he got too much of a whinny on, but the balance between Eurpean restraint and the old master's fire is just superb.

Biography

Born: 14 May 1897 in New Orleans, LA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s

Sidney Bechet was the first important jazz soloist on records in history (beating Louis Armstrong by a few months). A brilliant soprano saxophonist and clarinetist with a wide vibrato that listeners either loved or hated, Bechet's style did not evolve much through the years but he never lost his enthusiasm or creativity. A master at both individual and collective improvisation within the genre of New Orleans jazz, Bechet was such a dominant...
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