A tribute to Sidney Bechet on NPR‘s “Jazz Profile“:
Bechet’s signature style left a profound mark on the way the clarinet and the soprano saxophone are played in today’s jazz. He has influenced countless musicians including Johnny Hodges, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Bob Wilber and Branford Marsalis, among others. Bechet was a great improviser, with a passion for life as well as music.
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