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On This Day in Jazz History

1926:

Sidney Bechet Added: 2008-06-26 Until now, Bechet was the only black saxophonist of importance. Coleman Hawkins is beginning to change that. Currently, most Jazz saxophonist's are white (not many used saxophones, only whites could afford them). Hawkins admires Adrian Rollini.
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