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SIDNEY BECHET!<br>Autograph and One of a Kind Unpublished Photo,<br>Circa 1940s, Archivally Matted<BR>SOLD!!!

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Scott Yanow of the All Music Guide to Jazz describes SIdney Bechet as "The first important jazz soloist on records in history (beating Louis Armstrong by a few months)."

Born in New Orleans on May 14, 1897 and died in Paris, France on May 14, 1959 (yes, he died on his birthday). Under appreciated in the U.S., Bechet moved to France permanently in 1949 where he was considered a major star and a national hero.

The photo was taken by a fan on the west coast sometime in the mid 1940s as was the autograph. They are beautifully matted together here using archival materials for a very nice presentation. All it needs is a frame.

Photo measures approximately: 3.25 x4.75"
Autograph measures: 1.25 x 4.75"
Matte measures: 9.5 x 12"

In excellent condition except for some minor dings at the edge of the matte, which will be instantly covered upon framing.

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