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Sidney Bechet: Jazz Immortal

Largely self taught, the prodigiously talented reedman Sidney Bechet developed one of the most distinctive solo voices in jazz. Unlike fellow New Orleans jazzman Louis Armstrong, Bechet never achieved stardom in the United States.

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Listeners' Choice & Riverwalk Favorites

Listeners weigh in and vote for their favorite Riverwalk Jazz performers and performances and the winners are heard on this radio show. Guests garnering the most votes include, reedman Bob Wilber, vibist John Cocuzzi, traditional jazz revivalists Leon Oakley and Mike Walbridge and jazz piano legend Dick Hyman.

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