Treat it Gentle
Treat it Gentle
An Autobiography
Sidney Bechet

—Recommended by Tân, City Lights Books

A legend on both the clarinet and the soprano saxophone, one of the most brilliant exponents of New Orleans jazz, Sidney Bechet (1897–1959) played with such fellow jazz legends as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Jelly Roll Morton. Here is his vivid story written in his own words. Expressive, frank, and hilarious, this classic in jazz literature re-creates a man, a music, and an era.

Title Treat it Gentle
Subtitle An Autobiography
Author Sidney Bechet
Publisher Da Capo
Title First Published 05 March 2002
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0306811081
ISBN-13 9780306811081
Publication Date 05 March 2002
Main content page count 256
Weight 16 oz.

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