:: Title :: Interview with Leonard Bechet about Sidney Bechet's talent and their Silver Bells band
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Bechet, Leonard [vocal]
Lomax, Alan
:: Setting :: At the home of Dr. Leonard Bechet
:: Location :: New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Louisiana Creole, New Orleans
:: Session :: Leonard Bechet 4/49
:: Date :: 4/4-4/14, 1949
:: Reference Information :: T1001.0, Track 1 (00:03:04)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Interviews with Dr. Leonard Bechet at his home in New Orleans. A dentist by trade and occasional trombonist, Bechet was the older brother of renowned clarinetist Sidney Bechet. He recalls the Bechet family's opinion of Sidney's involvement with the hot jazz circles, the differences between the Creole and black social scenes, pre-jazz Creole music, and discusses his current profession of dentistry. He led the Silver Bells Brass Band, featuring Sidney, until World War I and was a member of the Young Superior Brass Band in the 1920s. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bechet discusses the Silver Bells band he and his brother Sidney organized (c. 1910) with Joseph Bechet (their brother, on guitar), Bunk Johnson (cornet), Sidney Vigne, and Buddy Petit. He explains Sidney Bechet and Bunk were much better than the rest of them, so they quit for the Eagle Band. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: New Orleans Jazz Interviews 1949

 

 

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