[Dixielandjazz] Bechet's main instrument
marekboym at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 15:37:09 PST 2007
Despite what Robert said (all true), even before settling in Europe
Bechet played a lot of soprano sax - just listen to his recordings
with Noble Sissle and other recordings from the 1930's! Later he
featured the soprano more and more, though never to the exclusion of
the clarinet. Thus, the former was his main instrument.
On whatever instrument - he was great!
On 12/11/2007, Andy.Ling at quantel.com <Andy.Ling at quantel.com> wrote:
> I was listening to a music quiz on BBC radio the other day and
> one of the questions was "What was Bechet's main instrument?"
> The contestant answered clarinet and he was told his answer
> was correct.
> Would you really consider clarinet to be Bechet's main instrument?
> I certainly wouldn't have thought it was the one he was most
> famous for. Any thoughts anyone?
> Andy Ling
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